Q: How often do you write?
A: I usually write daily. After I get my sixth grader off to school, I go to Starbucks for my usual—an iced, venti, caramel macchiato. I’m a coffee addict. (Giggle) Then I head home, open my laptop and get to work. Writing has become more than a hobby, it’s become a focus, and I hope a career path.
Q: When did you start writing?
A: My first book, Bella’s Rodeo turned into a series; Journey of a Thousand Miles. I started writing because it gave me something to do after a job ended suddenly. Waking up every morning and going to my laptop became my job and gave me a purpose. I’ve been writing since high school, short stories and poetry. I never tried to publish anything though, it was only a hobby. When Bella’s story ended, my husband told me to send it to Siren Publishing. I order all my books there; why not also write for them?
Q: How does it feel to be a published writer with Siren?
A: Amazing! Great! I sent my book into Siren Publishing before going on a family vacation. I wasn’t expecting to receive an email at all and getting confirmation from them, changed my attitude and my life. I was completely overjoyed; I called my husband, my mom, and my best girl friends. I just hope that people will read my books and like them.
Q: Where do you get the ideas for your books?
A: The first book, Bella’s Rodeo, was written with many elements that had happened in my life. Bella lost her job and was looking for an escape, and I really wanted to escape as well. Writing became my escape; I was able to pretend that I was on a road trip with my best girl friends, something that I’ve always wanted to do. Although, I doubt a place like Coltmann County exists. (Smile) How many women dream of having multiple men? I hope I’m not the only one. Most of the “scenes” are fantasies of mine.
Q: What do you enjoy reading?
A: I’m a huge reader, in fact I had so many books my husband finally bought me a Nook. I love romance, always have. If a reader can make me feel like I’m the heroine, if I can close my eyes and see the characters then I’m hooked. I’ve read tons of books from hundreds of different authors. I buy books and read daily, it’s my guilty pleasure, along with a coffee and the occasional cigarette.
Q: Is there any writers from Siren you would like to meet or work with?
A: Yes, yes, yes! I would love to do a book with Leah Brooke, Jenny Penn, Heather Rainier, Sophie Oak…the list could go on. I love many writers at Siren, I’ve read their books and I enjoy their style of writing. I could see myself being their friends and talking about hot men and the strong women who love them, or just sharing the occasional fantasy. I think I would feel like more of a success if a writer asked me to be a part of a book of short stories or to collaborate on a book. So…if any author from Siren likes my books, I would love to hear from you.
Q: What are you currently writing?
A: I just finished Handcuffs for Hannah, the second book in the Journey of a Thousand Miles series. Alyssa’s story is next, and right now, I’m in the beginning stages of the book. I do some outlining but mostly I just start typing. I have a goal of a few hundred words daily, some days are better than other days. My only hope is that people enjoy reading my books; I try to make each book as believable as possible.
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