My fans? Not to sound cliche... But they mean everything! They are the motivation and inspiration to my writing. I want to connect with their souls and let them know they are not alone. I want them to feel like we are sitting in their favorite corner, drinking a cup of tea and sharing our life's stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is loosely based on my life story. I tried to capture the emotion of what it was like growing up the way I did and the deep hunger for love that these situations created.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life... It's really just that simple. I look forward to seeing what life has in store for me each and every day. I honestly believe there is nothing bad in life. Everything that happens is meant to help us grow, live and become the people we are intended to be,
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love art in any and all of it's glorious representations! I crochet, draw, paint, cook, bake, sculpt, tattoo and so many other things! I also love to sit quietly in a busy area and simply watch people. (and now that I sound like a stalker, I do believe I'll leave the answer at that *wink* )
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love it when I giggle, cry, sigh and cringe with feelings from the word pictures I am painting. Reliving the memories of my past through written word has been an incredible catalyst to letting go and healing.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the sequel to my first book, "To Speak of it Again." It picks up where the first one left off.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing the moment I could hold a pencil. I've always enjoyed the art of self expression and hold it close to my heart as one of my greatest passions in life.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it possible to get my words out to the people that should be reading them. They made it simple and very user friendly.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always loved it when people take their destiny into their own hands. I also believe my work is good enough to stand on it's own merit and doesn't need to be hyped up by a big flashy publishing company.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Stockton, California, but I moved to Minnesota when I was very young. I've never been one for sitting still for very long, and I believe moving at such a young age had a large influence on that.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm not going to drop names here. Let's just say that I enjoy all writings that come from the heart and portray raw, real emotion.
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