What inspires me to get out of bed in the morning? I would have to say that my kids as well as the fact that tomorrow isn't promised, so I try to live that day as my last.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time with my family. If I'm not writing, it's usually me, my boyfriend and my two kids watching tv or making crafts together.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is the fact that when people read my books, they have the chance to escape reality, be submerged into a different life, be someone else and feel the emotions that the characters feel.
What motivated you to become an author?
I would have to say, the love of writing inspired me. There's people in the world saying "do what you love" yet what some people love doesn't spread joy through the world.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in...I think second grade.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh wow, yeah! It was a story I wrote in 3rd grade. I was just going off on a tangent because I had finished a book report and I loved the book so much that I wanted to write something like it. So I wrote a story about a little girl walking down the street from school.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yeah, the first story I ever read was "Love you forever". It was about a son's relationship with his mother as they grew. That book was read to me by my mom when I was a little girl and then once I had my son, I read it to him. It impacted me with the relationship from the book; it helped me be closer to my mom than most girls would be with their mom, and now it's bringing me closer to my son as I read it to him.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Without them, I wouldn't be successful.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a multitude of genres. Some romance, thriller, paranormal, mystery, action, mythology, classics.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books?
From least to greatest would have to be: The Iliad, IT, pride and prejudice, the raven, Love You Forever.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh wow, honestly? That's a tough one. I like any book I read, and I read a lot of them. So to narrow down my FAVORITE authors?
First, it would have to be Edgar Allen Poe. Then, probably Stephen King; followed by Jane Austen, and Beatrix Potter.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually just search a general topic and then read the ones that interest me the most at that time.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My e-reading device of choice right now is my phone. It's an IPhone 7.
What is your writing process?
My writing process? That's a difficult one too. These are some pretty good questions!
But on topic: my writing process is long and drawn out. First I get the idea of what I want to write; then I write a rough draft, and edit it; after that, I rewrite it a few times in between edits. And then when I'm done, I usually start right back up again with another story.
Describe your desk
My desk is basically anywhere. I have a binder that holds the current book I'm writing, a pen, a pencil, an eraser, and some markers.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is that it's a surprise. I don't want to spoil too much, but I will let you know it's a good romance book with a twist.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a series of 5 books. The first one, I plan to have published in about 4 or 5 months.
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