Q: Why did you become a writer?
A: Writing is just as much an escape for me as reading, and nothing makes me happier. I’ve loved writing ever since I was a kid. It’s always been easier for me to express my emotions on paper. Now, I enjoy exploring the inner workings of my characters as they try to attain their happily ever after.
Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: My ideas come from everywhere. I find I’m most creative when I’m in bed about to fall asleep at night, which can get very annoying. Keeping a notepad by the bed helps. Conflicts spark most of my ideas, and I develop a story around that.
Q: What genres do you enjoy reading?
A: I love to read the type of books that I write. What better way to satisfy a craving, than to create it yourself. Paranormal romance is currently one of my favorite genres, but any type of romance will do. I’m also a big Young Adult reader, whether contemporary or paranormal.
Q: Do you outline?
A: Nope. I’m guilty of not outlining. Usually I just mull over the idea in my head until it takes enough shape to start putting it on paper. I do keep notes (my memory isn’t the greatest). It’s amazing how the story just pulls me along and I truly don’t know where it will lead me as I’m writing. I never know my endings until I get there.
Q: When do you find time to write?
A: Well, with five kids vying for my attention, it can be a challenge. Between kids, housework, cooking, shopping and editing—I still manage to find time to write.
Q: Do you connect with your characters?
A: Yes! It freaks me out that they don’t really exist because they become so real to me. Sometimes I giggle to myself as I edit because I can’t believe what the characters did or said. They really take on a life of their own.
Q: What can we expect from you next?
A: I will be adding to my series books, as well as creating many new stories with cowboys, shifters, and vamps.
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