Q: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
A: Really just that love conquers all. I write happily-ever-afters and happy-for-nows because I need a reward for my hero and heroine. And to me, it’s a promise of a future.
Q: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
A: Sometimes it’s maintaining momentum or, because I work a day job, finding enough time.
Q: Have you ever traveled for research when writing a book?
A: I haven’t specifically traveled to research a setting for a book, but I like knowing the cities in which I write. The majority of my novels so far are Texas cities in which I have grown up or visited countless times. But, I would certainly love to travel somewhere for the purpose of research.
Q: What was the hardest part of writing a book?
A: For some reason I struggle between thirty thousand and forty thousand words in my novels. I have to make sure my middle isn’t sagging.
Q: Do you have any advice for other writers?
A: Write every day and don’t give up. Also, let yourself write bad.
Q: Do you write an outline before every book you write?
A: Yes! I am definitely a plotter.
Q: How much research do you do?
A: Depending on the specialty in the book, I will do quite a lot of research. When writing Little Death, I researched the ballet practice and Petite Mort, which is the ballet that inspired my novel. I also consulted a semi-pro ballet dancer.
Q: Where do your ideas come from?
A: Random things really. I can see something, hear something, and even smell something and will get an idea or see an image. That’s where it begins.
Q: For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
A: I equally read print book and e-books. And now I’ve started listening to audio books. I think all those mediums are wonderful.
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