Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very traditional household in the middle of nowhere. We were always taught that our imaginations would allow us to see the world and escape the mundane, now that's exactly what I do. I love the idea of being able to create miniature snapshots of fantasy worlds (sexy or otherwise) that allow me and fellow readers to escape the present.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing about 10 years ago, but stopped after a number of professors complained that I wrote too much fiction into my research papers.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a sexy encounter with a surprise twist *wink, wink.*
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm always interested in trying out new things, and to be honest it's a lot easier to start a new a story or book when your last one is already published, even if it's published by yourself haha.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I suppose we're about to find out. :)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I become the character. I can feel the emotions, tension, pain etc. While I try not to let these get the best of me, sometimes I have to remember to step back and take control of the situation before all the characters murder each other.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! Of course, not everyone will like everything I write, but I have some ideas for really fun projects I'd love to try out once my fan base is bigger.
What are you working on next?
The next episode in my sexy Shorts with a Twist Series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Currently I'm reading Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I won't bore you with my love for Jane Austen.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drawing, exploring my city, and willing myself not to have another apple cider and slice of cheese from my fridge.
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