Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I live in a small town in Adams County, PA. I have written 2 books and outlining my new projects. I have three children and a beagle. I’m also a realtor.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Love or Lust. My inspiration for the book came from personal experience. The people in the book are based on real people and all the experiences are fiction. It’s the back and forth question of whether it’s love or lust.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write when the mood strikes. I always have my computer or a notepad handy. I recently downloaded a writer app so if I think of something, I can record it for later. There’s also options for pictures if I see something that could make a great cover photo. Most of my outlines for books come from dreams. I have a hard time sleeping because I’m developing characters in my head and thinking of what to write next.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series), Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin. All 3 women have different styles of writing and I can get engulfed in their books.
What are you working on now?
I’m re-writing my 1st book, Deceived, that I started in high school. It’s my baby and I want to do it justice. I’m also writing DownFire, which is a rock band erotica.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I mostly use Facebook, Instagram, my blog and my website.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. Write whatever comes to mind, even if it doesn’t make sense. If you can write an outline for your book before you start writing, it may help guide you when you get writer’s block.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Follow your passion. If it’s writing, keep at it. I had a company fire me for writing an erotica novel but found out from others that praised me for sticking to my passion.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently not reading anything right now. I’m listing to podcasts about personal development that will help keep my writing on my radar.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My plan is to write 4 books a year, 1 every quarter. I want to make this a full-time job and the only way to do it is write.
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 pick a survival book, campfire eating, some steamy romance,