Q. Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere. I have always had an active imagination, that coupled with a healthy dose of curiosity for anything that trips my fancy, have created fertile ground for any number of fictitious foundations. I’m constantly wondering “what if?” “why not?” and “Oh, I wonder…”
Q. Are you a plotter or a flyer?
Fly, baby, fly! Plotting is about as fun as smashing a nettle in my eye. I like to meander through a story, being surprised at the twists and turns and allowing the writing process to unfold organically.
Q. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Well, it’s not often that I’m not writing (I’m a little OCD when it comes to my stories) but I do love to read. Settling in with a good book (often historical or paranormal, oddly enough) with no one to pester me is my idea of bliss.
Q, Who are your favorite authors?
No fair. The question is too broad. You’d have to break it down into sub genres. Yeah, that’s me avoiding the question but truly…I have too many favorites to list.
Q. How do you manage to work a full time job, raise three children, volunteer, and still produce so many books?
As I mentioned before, I’m a little OCD when it comes to writing. I become a bit obsessive when I’m hooked on a project. It’s all I think about until it’s finished. So, it takes me about two and a half months to write a book. (Although, it seems to take forever to write a 10-page synopsis!)
Q. What do you enjoy most about writing romance?
The happy ending, of course. I’m a hopeless romantic and I always have been quite the sucker for a well-told love story. So, it makes sense that I write stories with love at the center.
Q. Did you always want to be a writer?
This answer has two parts. The short answer is no; I wanted to be an actress. But in hindsight, I was always writing, so while the glitter of Hollywood caught my eye, it was the quiet lure of a pen and paper that ultimately caught and held me in its thrall. There is something so wonderful about creating something from nothing and that feeling has never faded so it’s safe to say I found my true calling.