Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I currently have five books available in several formats each. All five are stand-alone stories of love, loss, anger and redemption in various forms.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent book is The Bachelor of Belmead. I was a real estate professional years ago and this book involves a massive estate which a bachelor inherits and cannot afford. I actually laughed out loud numerous times while writing this book- it’s a fun read.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, procrastination. I imagine other writers are busy tapping away at the keys while I stew and mull over elements of my story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jan Karon, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Francine Fivers, Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts and Nicolas Sparks.
What are you working on now?
A heartwarming tale of an obese woman with a bad attitude. She gets rescued from a terrible situation and hauled off to a ranch where she begins to study the ranch manager’s wife, Elsie. Elsie has captured the hearts of the workers she feeds twice a day and jealous eyes have been watching.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write and put the book out there then write and put the book out there.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Work on your project everyday even if it’s ten minutes.
What are you reading now?
The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Possibly a sequel to Done Running as readers have asked me about that. They fell in love with the characters and want more. It’s a wonderful challenge.
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?
If I were going to be stranded and all alone on a deserted island, I would bring my Kindle and make sure I had it loaded with The Bible, a book of poems, and hundreds of books, including true stories of shipwrecked people who survived and romance books, but that wasn’t your question. 1. The Bible, 2. Book about, How to cook when you’re stranded on an island. 3. Romance books and 4. Crossword book. i tend to be practical.