Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I live in the Rustbelt with my 3 crazy sons and 1 crazy husband. I started writing romance for fun after I devoured the Outlander series and started taking my fiction more seriously about a year ago. Right now I have 2 novellas, and 2 out of the 3 Stag Brothers books complete.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The most current book is Filled Potential, Stag Brothers Book Two. I love reading brothers series and I knew I wanted the Stags to have a business executive, a star athlete, and an artist. To get ready for Ty and Juniper’s book, I watched a lot of hockey, listened in on conversations a lot of hockey fans were having at bars, and also hung out a bit by the docks to learn more about rowers. I’ve been an athlete for a long time, so I knew Ty’s lady love would be an athlete, too.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I plan most of my work in my head while I’m doing other things–walking, washing dishes, trying to fall asleep at night. When I finally sit down to write, I usually have a good idea of the main plot points.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love the Outlander series, as I said, but my books are nothing like those. I don’t think. Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley are wonderful and Amy Daws has been a really helpful source of information and encouragement. I’ve read and loved everything by all 3 of those rockstars!
What are you working on now?
I’m deep into planning out Thatcher and Emma’s story, Stag Brothers Book Three. Still no title for it…but it’ll be a fake fiance story!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still pretty new to this, so I’m hoping Awesome Gang is a great resource!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Talk to other authors. Ask them to share their best tips! Usually, they will.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
In life? Hmm…I think “Always be closing.” In my day job, I’m a freelance writer, and I am always looking to close the next contract, land the next project. As a self-published romance writer, I’m always looking to close the next book, reach the next audience group. I think that’s good advice!
What are you reading now?
The Study Abroad series by Jessica Peterson
What’s next for you as a writer?
After the Stag Brothers…I’m not sure yet! Maybe a spin-off series about Alice’s brothers from Sweet Distraction.
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 always, always, always reread Count of Monte Cristo when I’m at the beach. Then I’d probably go with a guide to edible plants, Outlander, and Cocky Roommate by Claire Kingsley. Couldn’t I just bring a loaded Kindle with a solar charger???