Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am 31 years old and I quit my 9-5 day job to make my dream job a reality. That dream being: A full time romance author. 2018 is going to be a big year the series I am releasing, which will be 2 new Shimmer Pointe Romance releases per month!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book is, The Beach House-Book 1 in the Shimmer Pointe Romance Series which will allow the reader to get to know Theo Glenn and Charlotte Winters.
I love to write books set in warm tropical or beachy places with strong and sexy characters who find love when they least expect it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to listen to music while I write-but that isn’t that unusual! Music gets my muse fired up. Instantly, the characters and the setting starts taking shape like a movie inside my head.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love anything by Nora Roberts. She was really the author that made me think, “Wow! I want to write and create worlds and people like she does.” Hopefully, one day I will be able to inspire someone like she inspired me.
What are you working on now?
I am working on Book 2 in the Shimmer Pointe Romance Series called, “Bad At Love”. This story follows Eve and Justin who were first introduced in Book 1 “The Beach House” Eve and Justin come to terms with the fact that their relationship is just physical. They don’t want to entangle any feelings into what they have. However, when a surprise shows up on Justin’s door step, they are forced to re-evaluate their relationship and acknowledge that there could be room for love.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am on twitter and facebook a lot. I think that Twitter is probably the best way to promote your writing and to get the word out to a wide audience that you have books out.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I would have to say my best advice is to stop worrying about it and just do it. Write the book and get it out in front of readers. Before I decided to launch this series I was nearly paralyzed with fear in my other works in progress. I felt that my writing would never be good enough. With that mentality, nothing was ever going to get published, so I decided to take my writing life into my own hands and just do it!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t over think your writing. There’s only so many times you can edit and revise it. At some point the writing has to be good enough. You have to allow yourself to approve of the work you’ve done.
What are you reading now?
Year One by Nora Roberts
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to build my name up with the Shimmer Pointe Romance series and make writing my number one focus in 2018.
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 by Nora Roberts, Veronica Roth, Jodi Picoult, Danielle Steel. Those were the books and authors I grew up on and I love their stories.