Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a first time author. I’ve been an adoption social worker for over 30 years and a single adoptive parent.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Adoption Adventure: A Guide to Making Adoption Decisions
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The book that most influenced me is “They Came to Stay” by Marjorie Margolis.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the 2nd book in the “Adoption Adventure.” It’s my story of adopting two children.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have a Facebook closed group called Adoption Adventure.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Persistence. Don’t give up. It’s taken me 2 years to get my first book published, but I did it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do what you enjoy.
What are you reading now?
I read a lot of books about women in World War II, books on genealogy and history.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m going to keep writing, first on adoptions and then on other subjects I’m interested in.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take my Bible, a book by Gwen Bristow, a book on Eleanor of Aquitaine and the book “The Family Nobody Wanted”