Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written several books, but my latest are The Haunting of Dr. Bowen, a spooky ghost story novella told from the point-of-view of Lizzie Borden’s doctor – and Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter – which shares why Lizzie Borden killed her father and stepmother on August 4, 1892. What if they’d become… zombies?
An FYI: 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the Borden murders. Lizzie Borden was indicted for the murders of her father and stepmother on Dec. 2, 1892.
(The Lizzie book will be on sale on Kindle Dec. 15-Jan. 7, 2017. I will also be putting the Dr. Bowen book on sale.)
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Haunting of Dr. Bowen came out in July. After writing Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, I began thinking how Lizzie’s doctor could have been affected by the murders and the city’s bloody history. It’s a spooky mystery and ghost story plus a love story. No zombies in this one, though.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Other than sitting in front of the laptop – all day? 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love reading scary books to mysteries and historical novels. Stephen King, of course. Jonathan Maberry’s zombies. Mystery author Jean Rabe’s characters; the spooky descriptions and monsters of Stephen D. Sullivan. I read a lot and across many genres.
What are you working on now?
I am working on Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2. Progressing along…
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have a blog http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com which gets a lot of visitors and I also like to share other authors’ work. I also like visiting various writing sites like this one.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what your heart tells you and don’t give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Follow your own dreams, not someone else’s.
What are you reading now?
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson, a charming prequel of the Anne of Green Gables books. (I love the movies!)
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep writing. Keep publishing.
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?
That’s a hard choice. A Bible would be good. Something about Tudor England. A zombie book and?
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