Q: What did you do before you wrote?
A: Before I wrote I held various jobs. I have worked at banks, ran for the fire department as an EMT, been a baker, and even a bridal consultant. I have always found myself at home during one move or another. I just found something to keep me busy while taking care of my children.
Q: What is your writing day like?
A: I have been trying to keep a schedule so that I have time to write and be a mom. I usually wake up at 5am, check email, and update my webpage and Facebook. Then I edit what I wrote the day prior and write notes. Once the kids are up, it’s time for school, feed the baby, put the baby to bed then I write some more. My husband comes home within that time frame as well. I write until the baby wake ups, then laundry and so on. By the time bed comes I either write or read.
Q: Where does the inspiration for your characters come from?
A: I live in a crazy town full of characters. All I do is sit and watch. I also have some silly friends who inspire me with their mannerisms. I also talk with my mom, who is an inspiration within herself, who helps me. I use her as a sounding board when I am lost.
Q: Do you outline?
A: I'd like to say that I outline a book. But many times I find that once I start, the characters take a turn in a different direction. I like most of them, but then there are times I need to take control and rethink where I want the book to go.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I am currently working on extending the series of Lucky, Montana. The town is full of wonderful people who need me to tell their story.
Q: Outside of writing, what do you do for fun?
A: I am somewhat boring. I tend to find my nose in a book or baking. I used to bake cakes and still do special treats for my children’s school. I have been partaking in Zumba classes now with my daughter and found some interesting ideas for a book within that time frame.
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