Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
A. I’ve live in Nashville, TN all of my life. Although, I don’t have a Southern accent, I’m not impervious to saying “ain’t”, “fenna”, and if I’m really mad, “ain’t gonna”. I have an adult daughter who’s also my best friend. My three main hobbies are: gardening, being glued to the TV screen during tennis season, and crocheting baby blankets to sell online—Oh, and I’m addicted to bottled tea.
Which writers inspire you?
A. I went through the Harlequin Romance phase back in the day. Janet Dailey, Violet Winspear & Charlotte Lamb created in me the desire to write true love romances; there’s also the brilliance of Dr. Seuss and Frank L. Baum.
Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?
A. No, that opportunity has never opened up. But I don’t think another writer would want to have to deal with my quirky imagination—LOL!
When did you decide to become a writer?
A. During my Harlequin Romance phase in the eighties. Like those authors, I wanted to write about love, passion, and the kind of man that doesn’t exist anywhere in the universe.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
A. I write full-time. If you’re an author, there’s no such thing as part-time. Your imagination is always running on high, and you have to write every day or all of those characters in your head will drive you crazy with their constant talking.
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
A. You’ve probably heard this before, but my characters talk to me. They tell me their names, their occupations, “and no, my hair is not red, it’s brown…” So, it’s easy for me to sit with my pencil and tablet, and as I write, the storyline forms.
Where do your ideas come from?
A. Mostly from songs, something someone says, or just watching people. My book, Colors In The Dark has a scene inspired by the song, ‘I shot the Sheriff’; ‘Cause She’s a Good Girl was inspired partly by my love for Prince; one of the main characters was created in his image.
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
A. The writing is not the hard part; it’s very easy and fun. The hard part is the constant revisions and editing to ensure the book is as perfect as it can be.
Tell us a little about your characters.
A. My latest release is a thriller/romance titled, ‘A Body Resurrected’: It starts with sixteen year old Mira, a strong courageous Egyptian girl who doesn’t think twice about facing evil. There’s Weir, the handsome bounty-hunter who crash lands on Earth to apprehend an evil serial killer named Demen; Tina Leggs is Mira’s descendent who inherited her courage, and has to face Demen as well; then there’s Q, the second, very handsome bounty-hunter who, centuries later, has to pick up where Weir and Mira left off. He has deep-violet eyes, and a head of hair that deserves its own spot on the cover of GQ Magazine.
Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers?
A. I contact bloggers who review in my genre; and I search on Goodreads’ forums.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
A. I love good reviews. No one really wants a bad one. But as long as it’s constructive and helps me find my weaknesses, and where I can improve, I welcome them. It’s the nasty ones I don’t like, and I’ve received a few. There’s just no point in being nasty.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
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