1. what do you love most about writing?
It’s a tie between interacting with readers and spending my days living in my imagination. I love hearing from readers as much as I love daydreaming about the current hot lead for whatever book I’m writing.
2. Can you tell us about your books?
I have one series out and then several standalone books. All paranormal. The series is about six unique women who discover werewolves exist in our world. It’s more complex than a human girl falls in love with a werewolf. Way more! These women have abilities and they need to discover the purpose for them. Along the way, we also learn why the werewolves have remained hidden among us...and a whole mess more. ;)
Of the two standalone’s Touch is a full-length novel about a girl cursed with the ability to see her future with any boy she touches. Sounds good, right? Nope. In every future, she sees the boy die young. Touch follows Tessa’s journey as she discovers why she’s cursed and struggles with her choices to end the curse. Did I mention a super hot demon in there too?
The other standalone, Shadows and Light, is a compilation of novellas I put together. Werewolves, angels, warlocks...there’s something in there for everyone who loves paranormal.
3. What do you to overcome writers block?
Usually, I start talking to myself while I clean. :D I always help myself through it.
4. Who are some of your favourite authors and have they inspired you in any way?
I have shelves of favorite authors! It’s too hard to pick. If I look at my shelves, I see I have the moved of Christine Feehan, CL Wilson, and Sherrilyn Kennyon. That’s just the shelf in this room. I’ve added more in my daughter’s room. Stephen King lives there. lol
5. What are you currently reading?
Sadly, nothing. I’m working on Book 4 and trying really hard to stay focused.
6. Tips for anyone who wants to become an author?
Keep writing! I struggled to finish my first book. To me, it’s always easy to find the start of a story, but where do you say, “okay, that’s enough,” and end it? The answer is to keep writing. The ending will come.
Once you have your completed book, decide if you want to be traditionally published or self-published. There’s still a lot of stigma against self-publishing, but I think it’s turning around a bit. I would love to be traditionally published, but I found I don’t have the patience for the query process. There’s just so much waiting...and the characters were yelling at me to be let out.
Marketing is absolutely necessary. Whether your traditionally published or self-published, be prepared to spend a good chunk of time marketing yourself. What does that mean? Find sites that will advertise your book, connect with other authors, and be social on social media sites (that’s the simpled down version ;) ).