I really can't say how Smashwords has contributed to my success yet because I have not really used it until now.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is getting my message out to all children that need it, both those being bullied and those that may be the bully. I hope that my writing helps children to see that they are wonderful just the way they are. We are all different and we must learn to accept each other's differences.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me. Without them, I would not be able to get my message out. They are my word of mouth. I look to my fans for suggestions for future books. My fans are what make me successful. They stay with me no matter what.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a third book in the Golden Spinner series.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Adeline Yen Mah; the author of Falling Leaves, Brad Meltzer; the author of The Millionaires and R.L. Stine; the author of the Goosebumps series. None of these are in my genre, but they have always inspired me to write.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This is a good one. My husband inspires me to get out of bed everyday. He is my biggest supporter. He always tells me he is proud of my accomplishments. I love him dearly.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm at school for my Associates of Science in Human Resources Management. I am also working at Waffle House as a hostess. I can also be found spending time with family and friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover the ebooks I read through Facebook. Honestly, I still like print books. I like having a tangible version of the book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do! The Busy Bears. I wrote it in the fourth grade. My school was on a track system and I won Best Story for my track; the Yellow Track!
What is your writing process?
I write down what I think. For some reason, I get some of my ideas by sitting by a swimming pool! Golden Spinner was written just by things coming to me. I thought of my past experiences and translated them into the book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I really can't remember the first story I ever read, but I remember the story that had the most impact on me: Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. She had a rough childhood and she came through it a stronger person. My childhood was no where near as rough as hers but it wasn't normal either. She inspired me to be strong and to get my own message out to the world.
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