When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With a very active toddler and newborn twin boys, finding some time--any time--to relax is my goal every day.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was eleven and had just read my first Dean Koontz book. Totally inspired, I took to writing the start of a story with freaky little creatures that were chasing my heroine. I didn't get very far, but it was the start of an obsession that lasted years...and got me to where I am today. I can now finish books!
What is your writing process?
Not sure I've really settled into one. I just write. Read and rewrite...many times. I attempt an outline, but as I start writing I don't always stick to it.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a cover designer, the very talented Georgina Gibson. I suppose I could say we found each other on a website where designers compete for the chance to 'win' a job posted by an author. I loved her work so much, we agreed to work together on not only my first cover, but all my covers!
What do you read for pleasure?
I read what I write. I love young adult books, especially urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an ipad, which I have downloaded the Kindle app. :)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Everett, PA. Some may recognize this as the same hometown as Dean Koontz? No? Well, he grew up here too. He was also the author that inspired me to start writing in the first place. I like to think that growing up here, where one of the best authors ever known also grew up, has influenced me to want to be like him.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to hear from fans that have read my books. The fact that there are others out there getting enjoyment from something I wrote is a source of joy for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything! I write for them!
What are you working on next?
The third book in my first series (The Ignited Series): Salvaged Soul
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