Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was an avid (and hopefuly writer back in the early 2000s) but could never find an agent. I recently met an author friend and they have encouraged me to strike out independently and now I’m publishing my first book in one month- and I have two more completed books I will publish ‘soon’ and I’m writing a sequel to the one that is publishing in May.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Faire’s Fair. I was inspired by a particularly handsome kilted musician at a Renaissance Faire- and I imagined an entire story from this inspiration.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I get up at 5am and hit the gym in the morning- this allows me an hour or more to write / do writing business before work. I also use the app Marco Polo to get feedback from a set of friends.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh gosh… for writing guidance I really like Save the Cat Writes a Novel, along with Romancing the Beat, and Take Your Pants off. For reading pleasure- I’ve found Jen Deluca- because her books are set around a Ren Faire and that was too fun to NOT read. Jasmine Guillory, Emily Henry… and Diana Gabaldon. Also for paranormal, Jeanienne Frost is my FAVE.
What are you working on now?
A sequel, a YA book, and breathing life into several already completed books. (not all at the same time!)
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t think there can be just one- you have to really work and put yourself and your book out in as many ways as possible.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Perfection is the enemy of done.
Worry is suffering twice.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Kate Clayborn Love Lettering.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing and lots of marketing to get my first book reviews and sales!
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?
Halfway to the Grave
Adrian’s Undead Diary
Bushcraft 101 (hey, I need to know how to SURVIVE on the deset island so I can read those other books)