Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a closet “techie” who also loves to write fiction. I know, it’s weird – but that makes sense since I was an English major and a math minor. To date, I have written 19 books (mostly Christian fiction) and over 50 short stories.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent project was a collaboration with another author entitled “What About Momma’s House?” It was inspired by events in my life with family members and encompasses the battles that so many of us with aging parents face, with a bit of wisdom and humor.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to write in total silence, so I only allow my dog in the room when I write. She’s the only one around her who knows how to keep quiet.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Wow…so many! J. California Cooper is one of my favorite authors.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the sequel to “I Met Him in the Ladies’ Room”. I LOVE the main character – she’s witty while being somewhat goofy at the same time. And she’s so real in her questions about faith that I think those of us who grew up “in the church” will gain a new appreciation and admiration for the beauty of a relationship with Christ.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Aside from what I believe is the hand of God on my work, I’ve found ereadernewstoday to be very helpful. My FaceBook page and my email list is always a hit, too. I’m branching out into posting on websites like this one. Thanks!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
You don’t have to like your first draft. Just finish it. You can fix it later.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“If you do what you say you’re going to do, you won’t have to make up excuses.” I was a huge excuse-maker (dare I say even liar) in my younger years. It took a boss who was on the verge of firing me to speak those words into my life. It was like a light came on and I thought, “She’s right! If I do what I say I’m going to do, I won’t have a make a reason for why I didn’t do it.”
What are you reading now?
Breaking All the Rules by Rhonda McKnight
What’s next for you as a writer?
Two more collaborative projects (novellas) by the end of the year!
What is your favorite book of all time?
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