Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a multi-genre author who prefers to write suspenseful and daring tales laced with sweetness and shock-value alike. To date, I have three traditionally published titles with Blushing Books Publications and several other titles under my own self-published indie imprint, InfinityxCreations. My newest release is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy set to a contemporary backdrop and takes place in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas. I enjoy hiking, photography, swimming and spending time with my children doing outdoor activities.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Forbidden Fantasies, it’s a bit hard to say what inspired it. I was doing some random researching for paranormal books about succubi and came across a legend about cambions, from there I began drafting a story about a young cambion who had no knowledge that she was a hybrid and the story just took off from that point.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I can think of – really. I get on the computer and need some music to get things going usually but I don’t have any rituals or regimens to start the process per se.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King, Anne Rice, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laurell K Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Karen Marie Moning, Ashley Jade, Alta Hensley, Dean Koontz, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe. There are several of them, really.
What are you working on now?
A contemporary romantic thriller entitled, ‘Swiped.’
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have found that Facebook is the best platform for myself. Although, I will say lately Twitter has been pretty buzz worthy itself.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Start building your platform first – you want sales, you’ll need an audience. Just because your book may be fantastic doesn’t mean that it will catch attention when thrown into the pond with all the other bigger fish. You need to have a place to cast your bait from so that it doesn’t get snagged on a rock, lost in the current, or sunk in the mud.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give a damn what others think. The best writers really don’t. It’s all about a good story and being true to the craft and yourself. Don’t ever doubt your talents and even when it gets really hard – never give up.
What are you reading now?
Ashley Jade Complicated Hearts Part 2
What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan on staying in the craft for a lifetime. I want to put out many more books for years to come and hope to keep building my brand to become a household name someday.
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 Bible, The Four Agreements, and How to Survive on a Deserted Island