Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an artist in many ways. I love to write, dance, and paint as much as possible. I have written too many pieces to count and thank googledocs for saving all my precious ideas for future publication.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I have published a book of poetry, Perfect Love, that has poems from as far back as eleventh grade. I published it, because it has always been on my bucket list to be an author and I wanted to inspire others to do the same.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write down a lot of dialogue I hear from my kids at work or things I hear coworkers saw. I believe every aspect of life is chock full of inspirational sources.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am absolutely in love with Sylvia Plath. Her insightful mind and honesty have been an inspiration to me since I discovered her in middle school.
What are you working on now?
I am a bit of a frantic writer. I write multiple stories, screenplays, and ideas at the same time. I’m currently working on my first young adult novel about a senior in high school living with selective mutism.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think word of mouth is the best way to promote books. It’s personal and friends and family, even coworkers, make lovely advertisers.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice is to finish something. So many people give up on their work before it’s done. Don’t be discouraged and never doubt your abilities.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever received was, “The trouble is, you thing you have time.” This is a Buddhist quote that reminds me to live each day as if it were my last.
What are you reading now?
I am in the middle of one book, One White Face by Hillary Corna. She even signed a copy for my and my best friend when she did a speech at our college.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a writer, I am focused on learning how to approach traditional publishing. I already have the self-publishing game figured out and plan on seeing how I can wiggle my way into the big world of published authors.
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 would bring any practical survival books, honestly. My main focus would be getting out of there alive. I’m too much of a social butterfly to be stranded.
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