For me, as a kid writing was always a way to turn bad situations that sometimes were out of my control into make believe story that could always have a good ending. Over the years I have taken many classes and have learned to "open the door" to the creative side of my mind. And now that I know how to do that, my husband often tells me I have to much imagination for my own good. (Laughs) But The greatest joy of writing for me is watching or hearing other people really enjoying the books and stories that I work hard to write.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. They are the reason that I continue to push through when I get discouraged or hit writer's block. I know that they are counting on me to find out what's going to happen in the newest book. And for that I can't let them down.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the second book to the Romano Series. The first book, The Last Of Her Name, will be published here with in the next few weeks. By the time that is out and people have finished reading it, I am hoping to have book 2 just about done if not completed and ready to be published.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh gosh, I have so many that I have lost count. But to lower the count I would have to say that the one's that have really inspired me to write and aim towards being a published author myself would be: Frank E Peretti, and Ted Decker. They really showed me how to let your imagination run wild.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
(Laughs) I would have to say my Husband and Daughter. Apart from writing my family is the biggest inspiration to me. I often find that a lot of my inspiration for my writing comes from my family. Other than them, the only thing left is God. He's done so much in my life, how can I not get out of bed and do everything in my power to bring glory to Him.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, apart from spending time with my family and teaching my daughter that is.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
In all honesty, the same way that most people do. You browse books and whatever cover stands out you tend to click on. However if I find it hard to keep my attention in the story within the first chapter, I tend to put it away and move on to another book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As a matter of fact yes I do. I was in 1st grade, and it was about what it was I wanted to be when I grew up. It was awful!
How do you approach cover design?
I try to find a cover design that not just fits the title of the book and the gene that it goes to. But also something that captures a reader. You want to have that cover that someone sees and says to themselves "Oh this looks like it'd be intense." and that more often than not causes them to at least open the book and flip through it and if you can do that I'd say you have hit the nail on the head in your cover design.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook. I like the selection of books that they offer. I've tried Kindle and almost all the other ones out there right now, and although their book selection is great, I personally feel that Barns and Noble (nook) has the biggest gene of books that I enjoy reading.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Laconia New Hampshire. My childhood was really rough and I learned a lot through the experiences and they also what helped me crate a world where I could get away from all of it and always make sure that someone could have a happy ending. Even if that someone was never able to be me.
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