Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I was born in Dallas, TX. I love Texas. The weather is crazy, but the people are friendly. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA of Arts in Spanish. Mexico is my second home. My husband is from there, and I have family down there. I love the culture, the people and of course the food. I have three wonderful children and I love hiking and spending time outdoors when I am not writing.
Fantasy is my preferred genre to write in. There are no limits in fantasy beyond my own imagination. Anything can happen. Sunwalker is my debut novel. It is a YA Vampire novel. The first in a trilogy. Nightwalker, book 2, is set to be released in Spring 2018. I am also currently working on a YA Fantasy novel entitled the Portal Keeper. No date yet on that title.
What would you say is your more iconic novel and why?
Sunwalker is my first novel so I would have to pick it. I think it takes a new twist on the origins of vampires.
Which writers inspire you?
Brandon Mull is one of my favorite writers, I absolutely fell in love with Fablehaven. Since then I have read almost everything he has written. He knows how to draw a reader in and pull you out of reality for a few hours at a time. I read his series out loud to my children, and it is just pure fun.
Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?
No, I am not sure I would be able to do that. I don’t work well with others. I like things done a certain way and if my name was going to be on the cover I would want final say on everything. I love people don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think I could compromise, when it comes to my writing. I think with a partner you would have to.
When did you decide to become a writer?
Really it wasn’t until I published my first book. Feeling that thrill of having a finished copy in my hands was exhilarating. It has really shown me for the first time in my life what it feels like to be passionate about what I do.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
Currently I write part-time, but I hope in the future that changes. As for now I have to keep my day job.
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?
Typically, I just jump in and see where my idea takes me. If I get a couple of good chapters out of it, then I will sit down and write out an outline and do some character development.
Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers?
Not really. I just ask people to review the book after they read it. I believe at the end of the book there is even a request. I just encourage everyone to write reviews if they enjoy a book because it benefits the author as well as other readers.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
I am all about honest reviews. I do think if you don’t like a book there is a kind and helpful way to critique a book. I don’t like mean and ruthless reviews. Good reviews are great as long as they are honest. I am not a fan of review swaps and won’t participate in them. I don’t believe in giving someone a good review just because they are your friend or you want one in return.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
I love to hear from readers, reach out to me in any way you see fit.
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Thanks for having me on. Happy Reading!!