Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I currently have six published titles under my belt with two more titles ready for release within the next month. I have a YA Fantasy series, Guardians of Terrin, with the first two books in the trilogy-Alina’s Crossing and Alina’s Quest completed and published. I also have a Contemporary Women’s episodic Fiction serial, If Not For My Friends. That series has 3 episodes published with the fourth currently in editing.
I am almost the BIG 40!! (aacckk!) In my spare time I work a full time job, paint and rehab furniture and home decor.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I am in the development process of a paranormal romance series. The idea came to me from a dream a friend of mine had. I loved the premise and asked if I could exploit her subconscious into a book series. Luckily for me, she agreed.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I CAN’T OUTLINE. I have tried so many times but it has the opposite effect. What is meant to be helpful in organizing my ideas actually hinders my writing process. I have given up on trying to outline and simply just hit the keys on the computer, seeing where I end up.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Diana Gabaldon is my all-time favorite writer. The Highlander series is stunning. I have read and re-read it so many times…it never gets old. Each time I read it, I pick something else up that I missed the last time.
What are you working on now?
My current projects include writing the last book of my Guardian series, Alina’s Majesty, final edits for If Not For My Friends, Episode 4, final edits for my paranormal romance book, querying children’s book agents and publishing houses for a children’s book I have written and ghost writing a memoir for a friend.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have just started this process.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. If you write, you are a writer. The first draft is always the hardest. Just get it down…you can always go back and fix it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you write, then you are a writer.
What are you reading now?
The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
What’s next for you as a writer?
I hope to be traditionally published one day, but until that day comes, I will happily chuck along in the indie world. Writing is my purpose and passion…whatever way it happens works for me.
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?
Anything Diana Gabaldon
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