Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
As of today Jan. 31, 2018 I have published 2. One is set to be released in the spring of 2018.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Fallen is the newest published work. When I sat down to pen my first book I had already decided that it would be part of a series. At the time I didn’t know how I wanted to structure the series. So, it wasn’t until “The New Reign” was published under Wild Dreams Publishing that I saw the path that I needed to take. With sever places with the original story needing to be either clarified or in need of a back story it was obvious that a prequel was needed. Hence, “The Fallen” was born. But I didn’t stop there. The next book in the series will fill the gap between “The Fallen” and “The New Reign”; that one is titled “Secrets, Lies and Betrayals”
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think I do. Unless you call munching while I type and needed a cup of coffee at all times strange. Right now popcorn is my go to munching snack.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
i am a huge Anne Bishop fan and I inspire to reach her level of detail within my own books.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I have a murder mystery for teens in the works. It is a story that started back in 2002 and am so blessed to have the time to fix the original manuscript. Also, I’m putting together a cookbook that will feature mostly soy free, and dairy free menu items. From sweets to dinners and sauces. Most will also have a diabetic variation enclosed.
That one is 100% inspired by my husband who do to things he was exposed to, he has now developed a sensitivity to both Soy and Dairy.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Facebook as my main source of promoting. As i do belong to over 100 groups for the soul purpose of promoting my work. Aside of that, I’m on twitter, Youtube, and a few other sites as well
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never give up and always stay true to yourself and your story.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s your story. Other’s may make a suggestion but it’s up to you to decide where you want to take it.
What are you reading now?
I have several books that I’m working through at moment. The Awaking by Amanda Harrah is one.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully doing some big book festivals or shows
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?
The black jewels books. It’s one series that I never tire of reading.
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