Q: What would you say is your biggest inspiration, not only in writing but in life?
A: Music and books. It’s actually a toss-up between the two. They are the best emotional outlets. For every occasion, day or mindset there is a song to accompany it or that perfect book to accentuate that mood.
Q: This is your first novel, yes? Have you written anything before and did you always strive to be a writer?
A: I’ve always written things, poetry, short stories and songs. I always wrote for myself or friends. It never occurred to me to be a writer. Looking back now I wonder, why? My mind is always moving, it’s hard to turn it off some days. I wonder why I never found this outlet on a grander scale before now.
Q: What prompted you to start writing if writing wasn’t ever a major goal?
A: I suffered a traumatic experience. I had a stalker. When it was resolved I had nightmares and was showing signs of stress. My husband suggested I write about it…so I did. I wrote the book by accident. It started out as a journal entry of sorts, my thoughts and feelings about that experience. Soon it seemed to morph into something totally different and wonderful. I started to enjoy the story and add in little extras. The next thing you know…here we are.
Q: What is your average writing day like?
A: I don’t really have writing days. I get up in the morning and get my family out the door then I go to work. Then I come home and it’s dinner and bed for the kids and I putter around doing wife and mother type things. If I get the spark to write I just write. Some days I write from dawn till dusk. Some days I don’t even think about it.
Q: Do you have any other books in progress?
A: Yes. I have the next two books in the Warrior series begun. Six more are still rattling around in my brain screaming to be let out.
Q: What type of books peak your interest?
A: I just love books. I love books about music and biographies, vampires and classics. Romance books are a new thing for me. I never read them until after I wrote one, now I’m hooked on them too. Reading has always been a big part of my life. I have a few English teachers in my family so books were always around.
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