Writing became a big part of my life in 2005 when a friend (Author Misti Dawn) and I began writing stories with one another. I was still in high school at the time and we would write just for the fun and pure joy we experienced through writing. My writing took a bit of a hiatus when I finished high school and started college to earn my degree in Criminal Justice. That didn’t last very long, because a few months after starting college I was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome in 2009. Months later I found out the only thing that helped keep my ticks at bay was writing, and I picked the art back up. Wickedly Misunderstood was the first novel I began writing after my diagnosis and it all started with a dream. My advice to everyone is to find something that you love doing and do it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it, because if you love it enough you’ll succeed. Do what you love, and love what you do. You never know what your dreams can lead you to accomplish.
How do you approach cover design?
When I designed the cover of Wickedly Misunderstood it was an idea in my head. I eventually drew the idea out and painted it, and then placed it into the background you see it on, on the cover. I like to do my own cover designs because I feel it makes it more personal, and who better to create the perfect cover for your book, then yourself.
What are your six favorite books, and why?
My favorite books changed based upon what I'm reading at the time. Right now my six favorites are:
The End of Dreams by Misti Blake The Thin Places by Laura Cowan Daughters of Night: Sanctuary by Ashley Torbeck Virals by Kathy Reichs Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showwalter
My all time favorite book is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
It was a really cute story and my nine year old brother enjoyed reading it. I didn't exactly agree with the word 'bosom' and 'breast' being used. Also it got a little confusing at the end.
The illustrations we're absolutely phenomenal, and overall I really enjoyed reading the story to my little brother.