I've always been a huge wrestling fan and had come across a picture of one of the wrestlers showing off a scar on his back. The photo struck me and I began to think of a different story of how it happened. The imagery of a 1930s mobster popped in my head. This handsome, brute of a man with extra sharp edges was clear in my mind. And the story started to form around him.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have all these stories in my head. Books I would want to read. Hopefully others feel the same and will want to read them too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It really helps get my book distributed in so many different markets than before.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the characters come to life. Most of the time when I write, I do so by hand. There's something about the pen on paper which is thrilling for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything! I love interacting with my readers, get their takes on the story. Often times they will help influence the next books in a series or a future book.
What are you working on next?
I have a sci-fi series which I'm writing the third book on. The second book launches in August as well as book one in a new sci-fi series. I'm also writing a historical erotica romance with a pirate.
Who are your favorite authors?
Suzanne Collins, Karen Traviss, Catrina Taylor, Agatha Christie to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wonderful husband and the idea that anything can happen at any time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Hanging with my family. I work full time for an inbound customer service call center. Playing video games, watching TV or sports.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
A lot through recommendations on Facebook or Twitter.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Very much so. It was a wrestling fan fiction. I've come a long way since that story but I still hold it to my heart.
What is your writing process?
I write a lot of my stories by hand. I have several different notebooks to help keep my works in process organized. Try to do a lot of writing on Sundays and in between work calls.
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