Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written six books and two novelettes with a third on the way. I’ve been writing since high school, but have only been published for the last five years. I’ve always had a love for paranormal romance. I wanted to write one of my own and now I have two series available. It’s a dream come true.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is book two in my Demon Hunter Series. It follows the adventures of Jael and her partner Cole. They hunt demons and put lost souls to rest. Jael is haunted by her past and has collected quite a few vices. She loves gin, gambling and sex, not always in that order. The Devil You Know is book two in the series and it’s set in Richmond, North Yorkshire. I was lucky enough to vacation there and when I got home I knew I had to set my book in this medieval town. Its ancient abbey, majestic castle and cobblestone streets made me fall in love with the place. It was fun while writing it to still walk the streets of Richmond. Jael normally hunts all over the United States, but she’s sent to England in search of an ancient manuscript that might have the ability to kill Lucifer. What demon hunter could resist that?
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
A lot of writers like solitude. I write in the middle of my living room, sometimes with the tv on, the kids around and who knows what else going on. Total silence makes my mind wander away from the task at hand.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is an imperfect character, but you love her anyway. She is my favorite paranormal author, but I will read anything I can get my hands on. If it’s well written I’ll read it.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on the fifth novel in my Cassandra Myles Witch Series. It will be called Blood and Pack and I hope to have it available by the spring.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I will try anything to promote my books. Free and paid advertising. I love being on twitter and facebook talking to my readers. I update my blog whenever time allows. Right now I’m trying amazon ads. I don’t think there is any one magical tool. You need to throw a wide net.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
It’s a marathon not a sprint. Making money is so hard. Only do it if you love it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Get an editor. I did and I’ve never regretted it.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading a mystery novel by John Dolan and reading an unpublished manuscript by author Scott Kaelen. His epic fantasy novel will be out early 2018 and it’s such a fantastic read.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have the first drafts finished for the last two Cassandra Myles witch series. It will be sad to end it, but it’s time and it’s going to be a tearjerker.
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 Margarets Atwood’s MaddAddam series. I have read them twice already and would read them again in a heart beat. They inspired me to move to the country and grow my own food. So a good thing to have on a deserted island.