Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a SAHM with four kids and two sweet dogs. I’ve always wanted to write and love that I get the chance to write full time and be there for my kids. I’ve written 6 books and plan to do so many more! I LOVE to read any genre and write in YA paranormal and Adult contemporary romance. Stupid pun jokes and Superwholock are my faves!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Her True Colors (Book 4 in the Kismet Series). As I wrote No Holds Barred (Halle and Luke’s book) and we got to know Kelsey a little better, I really wanted to give her a great happy ending. I wanted her to move past the death of her fiance and what had happened when she was kidnapped. So now I’m writing it. 🙂
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure any of them are unusual, although my husband likes to point out that I stick my tongue out of the side of my mouth when I’m concentrating.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Nora Roberts has been the biggest influence. I’ve read her books forever and love the family vibe and the strong female characters. She’s a powerhouse and so awesome. I also love Kelley Armstrong and her YA series. I’ve read them a few times over.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on Her True Colors and Stopping My Heart, which is the second book in a baseball series I’ve coauthored with Karly Morgan.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I feel that the best method is getting out there and really interacting with your readers. It’s a great way to get to know them and hear what they think about your writing..
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write! Seriously, the only way you’ll get better is to just sit your butt down and write. No matter what it is, just get it down. And don’t focus on negative reviews. Not everyone is going to like your work, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Getting that first draft written and not going back a thousand times to rewrite the first chapter. I did that with my first book and it took my 5 years to finish it.
What are you reading now?
I am reading Identical Disaster by CM Owens. It’s the Sterling Shore series, Book 8. I love the humor, romance, and hot scenes. Definitely a great series!!
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m hoping to write another YA paranormal series based in New Orleans.
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?
This is the hardest question EVER!! I guess something by Nora Roberts, a Harry Potter book (Deathly Hallows is my fave), a How To Survive on a Desert Island for Dummies book, and a Stephen King.