Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a stay-at-home mom of three daughters. My oldest recently graduated high school and I home school my two younger daughters. I’ve written six books in the series, The Alexis Stanton Chronicles, and co-authored a children’s chapter book with my three daughters titled, Holly Hunderson Moves In.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Holly Hunderson Moves In is my latest book and it was inspired by my three girls. My oldest was doing her senior project on self-publishing, my middle daughter complained when she had to write for school and my youngest complained when she had to read. So, we got together and decided to write a book. My oldest got a good grade on her senior project, my middle daughter doesn’t complain about writing any more and my youngest no longer complains about reading.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I know of, but aren’t authors unusual by nature?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury are all strong influencers of my love of reading and in turn my love for writing.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on several projects. I haven’t chosen one to focus my efforts yet. However, I’m leaning toward another Holly Hunderson book or a spin-off of my Alexis Stanton Series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook has been good to me by connecting me with my readers. I’m not sure if it makes me many direct sales, but the word of mouth from my current reader to their friends and family makes up for it.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up. Keep at it and find a good editor.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Treasure Island to my daughters.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m hoping to write some more in the Alexis Stanton Chronicles as well as the Holly Hunderson series. I do have another idea for a series I’d like to start writing soon.
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?
Books on foraging for wild plants, a book on first aid, and probably The Hobbit for entertainment.