Q: Have you always been a writer?
A: No, but I always wanted to write. I did take some creative writing classes in high school and if there was an English class I was in it. I even started college to be a writer, but I had to drop out my first week to take care of my ailing mother and grandmother. Reading was and is my outlet. I love to read and do it as often as I can.
Q: What got you started writing?
A: I grew up in a small town where my closest friend was over 5 miles away. I had a lot of time on my own and I would create all kinds of stories in my head and act them out.
Q: Do you write every day?
A: Not every day. However, I love to research information for my books and I will do that when I am not writing.
Q: Do you think anyone can be a writer?
A: I think that if you want to be a writer and you are willing to put in the time it takes and listen to others for suggestions, then you can be a writer. However, I believe that anyone can do anything if they are willing to put in the work it takes to make it happen.
Q: Are the books you write based on people around you?
A: No. I create every character in my head. They develop as I write actually.
Q: If someone had a suggestion for a book would you take it?
A: Sure I would. However, it may not turn out how they envisioned, I have a crazy mind.
Q: What is your writing routine? How do you discipline yourself to keep at it?
A: Well I get up around 6:30am and I have my coffee. Then I Skype my fiancé, since he is in Canada, and we usually watch a movie or listen to music together as I write. If I run into a problem he will often listen to me talk it out. If I need to write and I don't get on it he is there to talk me into it. The biggest problem is that I need to be reminded to take breaks because time just gets away from me.
Q: The settings to your books seem so real. Are they?
A: Not all of them. But yes many are descriptions of locations of where I live actually.
Q: Are you working on a new book now?
A: Yes, I am. It is the next in the Twelve Labors series. I am also doing research for a few that will be spin offs of this series.
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