Most days it is the baby kicking in my belly, one day it will be because she is crying. Other days it's having to get up for work and to maintain my home.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy many small crafts such as sewing and crocheting. I am trying my hand at gardening year, I seem to be doing okay at it. I always have a story on my mind, so I'm constantly researching or jotting notes, the trick is keeping everything organized so I can find it later.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Random searches, or people suggest them to me.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The location isn't so much the influence as the how I grew up; I tend to write it into my characters. In most of my stories you will see the female protagonists tend to have "mommy issues" and are typically fighting their way up from the proverbial "trailer trash". My male protagonists are typically hard working or quiet and shy. That pretty much sums it up.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Query letters astound me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
My name is slowly getting out there. Each download is so special to me, and make me feel like I have accomplished something that 15 years ago I was told would never happen.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am so much better at writing my feelings than speaking them. So when I write I can explain exactly what I am feeling and I can write out all my issues into an imaginary world in hopes that it can inspire someone else.
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