Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am brand-new to the publishing world. I just published my debut novel!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The title of the book is His Wife, and it was inspired by my favorite book growing up, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I always felt sorry for the main character in her book, and I wanted to do a modern retelling of her story, and make that character strong and kickass!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have to make myself write every day, and I dread starting to write. You’d think I was going to the dentist. But once I start writing, I never want to quit.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Sylvia Day is a strong influence on my writing. I love her description, and the way her words flow on a page.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a new adult romance between a graduate student and a police officer. Can’t wait to see where these characters take me!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am a boots on the ground kind of girl. I use Facebook heavily, going page by page to promote my books myself. I am trying to learn Twitter and Instagram now.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. Write. Write. Write. Write!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write every day. And develop a thick skin for criticism!
What are you reading now?
I am reading (again!) Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. I love to reread my favorite books. It’s like visiting with an old friend.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More books! I want to publish my second book as soon as possible, and then try to dive into book three right after that.
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?
Little Women by Louise May Alcott
It by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King