Q: What is your normal day like?
A: Roll out of bed, walk the dog, and then make coffee. The coffee is important. I sit down with coffee and breakfast, re-read what I wrote yesterday and make any edits. That takes about an hour, after that I start writing based on my time. I write 50 minutes and take a ten minute break to do household chores. That's when I gather my thoughts on what I see next in the story. Normally, I forget lunch so I have an early dinner and return emails. I write for a little longer, then maybe watch the TV for a while that's been on all day. My pup has had guard/attack training, so unless there's other noise in the background, he barks at every little noise. After I take the pup out for the night, we crawl into bed. And yes, he sleeps under the covers with me, LOL.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
A: Not until after college, but I started writing in grammar school. I was a nerd who had popular friends, but I was pretty quite and got picked on a lot. Instead of sticking up for myself, which I learned when I got older, I would go home and write about what happened. I would turn it into a story and change the ending into how I wanted it to be.
Q: Where do you get most of the ideas for your stories?
A: Honestly, not a clue. I guess it's either a culmination of things I've seen or read. I just get this basic idea for a plot or character. After I sleep on it for a few days, I have a book in my head that I have to get on paper.
Q: Do you have any unfinished projects sitting around?
A: Yes, I think all authors do.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I read a lot, and incredibly fast. It's a very expensive habit. Other than that, I'm kind of a dork. I like to garden, make my own candles, and lots of crafts. I really don't think checking hot guys is a hobby, but I really wish it was. I like to workout and be outdoors, pretty basic stuff.
Q: Who are some of your favorite authors, and if we were to visit your home, what books would we find on your bookshelf?
A: You'd find more books than I really have room for. LOL. I'm a HUGE Charlaine Harris fan, though I have most of her stuff on ebook. I love the Anita Blake series, and almost anything vampire or shifter. Obviously, I'm a major Stormy Glenn fan, I'm just glad she was crazy enough to agree to work with me. I like Nora Roberts, Ann Rice, and I'm totally into the classics. I have everything Shakespeare and Charles Dickens ever wrote.
Q: If you could be any character of any book or movie, who would you be?
A: Anita Blake, I would totally pick her! Then I'd kick my own ass for letting Richard treat me the way he has for so long. And then probably have a lot more sex then she does. I don't have quite the same hang up's as she does. I identify with her a LOT. We have some of the same family issues, and definitely think alike.
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