The first full-length story I wrote was Sound Advice. I remember writing it and putting it aside. The next year, I saw the live-muse that inspired me, but still did nothing with the work. Another year, and I saw the muse again. I took it as a sign. I opened up the document, went through the story again and again...and decided to publish. The rest is history.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I was six-years-old and extremely proud of myself. It's been a love affair with books from that moment forward.
What do you read for pleasure?
I mostly read contemporary new adult romance for pleasure, but I also love historical romance and paranormal/fantasy. I don't mind an occasional older character (hehehe) or a raunchy book here and there.
Describe your desk
My desk is my laptop on my lap.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in third grade. I wrote a poem which received Honorable Mention in a local writing competition. Poetry just flowed from there. I'd make books out of folders with loose-leaf paper in them and draw the cover by hand. Highly advanced technology back in the day. The spark for writing a full length novel happened in 2005. It won't ever see print other than the paper it was originally copied onto.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Impatience motivated me to become an indie author. After 35 rejections, and the fact I was in my forties, I didn't want to wait too long to check another item off my bucket list. The modern accessibility to self-publishing made the decision easy.
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