Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a full time teacher hoping to retire and become a full time author. I’ve always wanted to write, but never was able to finish a story. Then a few years ago, I was inspired to write a pro-life women’s fiction. I since have updated it to a romance as I found they sell better. My goal with all my books is to write clean romances you wouldn’t be ashamed to read in front of your kids. Currently, I have 7 full length novels, 6 novellas, and three children’s chapter books out.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The newest book is called The Scarlet Wedding. It was inspired because I had two characters in my novella Lawfully Justified that didn’t have a wedding. The readers all told me they wanted a wedding, so I gave it to them, but of course it couldn’t just be a wedding, so I had to throw some conflicts in.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. As a full time teacher and mom to three children, my writing time usually only happens after nine pm at night when my kids are asleep.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker were two big ones.
What are you working on now?
I am working on my first clean billionaire book. It was originally a novella in the kindle worlds, but since it shut down and they are giving us the rights back, I decided to add more to it and turn it into a novel.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Faithful reads is amazing for Christian fiction. I always get good results with them.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Study the market. I started by writing what I wanted and while I gained some die-hard fans, I didn’t really break through until I began writing what the market wants.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t publish the first thing you write. Look over it several times with days or weeks in between to make sure it’s what you really want.
What are you reading now?
I’m in the middle of Lawfully Protected by Elle E Kay. She writes in the lawkeeper series I am part of.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m working on a Christian speculative fiction. It’s been a project for over a year, and I’m worried because all my readers love romance and this won’t really be one.
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?
The Bible, This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti, House by Dekker and Peretti, Left Behind by Lehaye and Jenkins