Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write across multiple genres that include romance, romantic suspense, supernatural thriller, young adult and a great combination of one or more of these. I have written dozens of books and I’m now in the process of fine tuning the ones I want to release.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My current book for sale is V.I.P and it was inspired by semi-true events. Getting your heart broken but being unable to just avoid the man that did it. Sometimes second chances really are life changing.
Currently, I am working on a romantic suspense/thriller that was inspired by a dream I had. Dreams… a writers biggest inspiration.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure it’s unusual, but I do most of my writing in the wee hours of the morning when everything is quiet. I get inspired at around 3am.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Classic authors like Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Tolkien, Bronte, Wilde and Hawthorne, as well as and modern classic writers like Stephen King, Anne Rice and J.K Rowling, are huge influences, but I’ve also been inspired by a lot of unknown authors I’ve come across during my time as a self-publishing maven. There are so many amazing stories that are dying to be told.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I am working on a romantic suspense novel and a supernatural young adult romantic thriller.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still working on that.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
All I can say is never give up. It sounds generic and cliche, but it’s true.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve ever heard is, “If you like it, write it.” Don’t write wondering what someone else might say about it. Stay honest to the voice of your characters and write what they want you to.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading my manuscript for the 100th time because I’m in the process of editing. Fun, fun.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To keep plugging away at what I’m doing in hopes of sharing the worlds and characters I create with as many readers as I can. Then, just hoping they enjoy it.
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?
Let me get back to you on that. Narrowing my favorites down to 3 or 4 seems a Herculean task at the moment.