Q: What is your writing day like?
A: My days have always been crazy. I can’t sleep for long periods so when I wake up at 3 a.m. it’s off to my computer I go until the kids get up for school, around 7:00 a.m.. Once hubby and kids are off, depending on my mood, it’s either reading for a little while or if I can’t keep a story out of my head I will write. I usually read and revise every two or three days. Since my brain sometimes won’t let a story stop I need to get it down right away. When I start reviewing what I have written earlier I sometimes have to laugh because I can tell when I had started to get tired but was just too stubborn to stop. The story starts to take on a whole new direction, which usually leads into another story later, so I have to steer everything back on track.
Q: What started you writing? Was it a person or was it just something that came naturally?
A: I started writing when I was around 12. My mom wrote all the time. Poetry, novellas, you name it, she wrote it, but she would never send anything in. I loved reading her poetry and even after she was diagnosed with MS she still wrote constantly. Through all the trips to the doctors and all the pain, she wrote. It became a tool for healing.
You know how most moms are able to take their daughters out shopping or go skating with them. Since mom couldn’t do that with me she became the type of mom that you could talk to about anything. And I mean anything. Sex, drugs, boys… all the typical young girl stuff, she was so open that most of my friends came to her about stuff they couldn’t talk to their moms about. She was the most influential person when it came to my writing.
Q: Do you plan stories before you start writing them?
A: No. When a story starts in my head it just flows. I may write down a few notes during the process because my memory gets so backed up that I tend to forget my name sometimes. But other than that it just comes out and onto the computer screen.
Q: How did you come to start writing erotic novels?
A: That came as a huge surprise to even me. I started reading them about 3 years ago and couldn’t stop. There are so many incredible writers out there that I love. After reading one that just grabbed at my heart (as well as a few other places), I wrote to the author telling her how much I loved the story. I was so surprised when by the next day I received an e-mail back from her thanking me for taking the time to tell her how much her book meant to me.
After that theMen of Kinsey series just started rolling out.
Q: When you sent your manuscript in did you ever think it would be published?
A: Absolutely not! I have been on cloud nine since this whole wonderful adventure began. If it wasn’t for one of my best friends though, it probably never would have happened. He gave me the kick in the ass that I needed to send it in and for that I am eternally grateful.
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