Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a small town girl, always have been and always will be. I prefer the slow paced life here. I started writing about the Letrell family when I was 13 years old (they later became the stars in my Immortal Love Series). In eighth grade my english teacher gave us a writing prompt and then picked out three winners. I was one of the winners and she made me read my story out loud to the class. On that day, I decided I did NOT want to be a writer, I was so nervous up there. But it turns out that writing is my passion and it won’t be ignored. I got my first publishing deal in 2011 and have written 26 novels and novellas since then. I absolutely love it! I write a variety of romance and fantasy mixed with paranormal; my favorites being- time travel, ghosts, and space opera.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Lost In Flight. It’s a time travel piece and I was actually inspired by the cover. It’s a beautiful cover!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think they’re unusual! I basically just write every single day (I have a word count I hit). I watch the food channel while I work; I hate the silence but music makes my mind wander too far away.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Harry Potter influences me to go for the stars and be detailed and to invest some time into world building. Twilight influenced me, it opened up a whole new genre of stories.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a trilogy called When Leslie Cries. The first book is Deceitful Whispers. It’s about a young woman who finds herself locked away in a mental hospital for killing someone.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Promoting books is a hard business. I’m still trying to figure stuff out, but this one seems promising!!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I could go on and on in this section but I’ll keep it simple. The single most important thing you can do is get your books out there. Set a word count goal (whether it’s 200 words or 2000 words) and hit it every single day. Make your goal attainable yet challenging.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I got was to take a few classes on marketing. I learned so much from those classes that helped me grow as an author.
What are you reading now?
Rereading Harry Potter for the millionth time!
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ll continue to put my books out there and continue to take classes and learning. Every day I learn something new that takes me another step down the path.
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?
Harry Potter books 5, 6, and 7. And the bible.