When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a soccer/karate mom several nights a week. I also enjoy watching TV/movies with my family. I always need to be doing something with my hands, so I crochet or cross-stitch a lot.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm very easily distracted and usually stumble upon them when I'm looking for something else. Then I totally forget what I was searching for in the first place.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was in high school when I first started writing. I can remember several short romance novellas that I wrote, but I can't remember which one came first.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a formal process. I have an idea, I sit down, and I just let it go. My fingers usually take over from there. Some days are easier than others. Often, things crop up, seemingly all by them selves when I'm writing, and I surprise myself.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was a voracious reader as a child. I have a lot of memories of books I read as a child. The first romance novel I ever read was in high school and THAT was the book that spurred me on to be a writer.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I like paranormal romances best. In these magical worlds, anything is a possibility and I like the thought of that.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly paranormal romance, but I also enjoy horror, and thrillers. A good serial killer book will always pique my interest.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire, inherited from my husband. I was very reluctant to try an e-reader. I felt that if there was not a physical pringt book in my hands, then it wasn't "real." Now I can't live without my Kindle.
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When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in 8th grade, when the class was given a poetry assignment. I wrote mostly poetry until sometime in high school when I read my first romance novel, then I made the leap to prose.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm very sensitive and don't respond overly well to criticism. Additionally, I don't think a stranger, someone who hasn't lived with the book day in and day out, can truly grasp what is important to the book and what can be lopped off as extraneous material. Going indie lets me remain in control of my books and publish them the way I intend for them to be published.
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