I've always had a vivid imagination, creating endless fun adventures for my friends and then for myself as I grew. My greatest joy in writing is being able to lose myself in a new adventure and seeing where it takes me.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the lifeblood for any author. My fans are the reason I do what I do. My fans are my inspiration to continue writing something new and exciting. My fans are truly treasured for who they are. And I do so love to hear from them.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cat. She walks across my face and meows until I get up to feed her!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I find them in a variety of ways. Word of mouth is a good one. Of course, I follow some of my favorite authors, and itch to read the latest. I stalk my faves on Twitter (Sorry James!) and find a lot of things for my TBR pile that way as well. Amazon is great about sending out emails with things I might like too.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have loads of favorites, depending on what I'm reading or writing for the moment. I fell in love with historical romance as a teenager, reading Kathleen Woodiwiss and Lori McBain. I love James Rollins for suspense/adventure. James Patterson is great for mystery. I guess those are my top 3 for the moment!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have two. A Kobo Glow and a Kindle. I bop between each of them.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a sequel to my western historical time travel, New Prints in Old Calico. Tentatively titled, Return To Calico, it's the story of Chet Bowman, the broken rancher, whose brother was hanged for a crime he didn't commit, and Lil Kersey, the brazen saloon owner who befriended Amy. It's a return to the time (no time travel here) and the blossoming romance between the two. And our favorite bad guy, Austen Riley, will arrive to show his nasty side again.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Hide and Spook was my latest. Since I'm a paranormal investigator in my spare time (snorts!) I thought it would be fun to create a story about an investigation. Maybe have the investigator up against a real skeptic. From there it sort of took on a life of its own. But a lot of the actual information in it, such as equipment used, and investigation techniques, are actual things I've used and done on real investigations.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I think that all depends on time of year. Summer will have me outside, tinkering in the garden, or camping with my husband and two dogs. Winter has me hibernating inside, because despite being a hardy Canadian, I detest the freezing temperatures! I like watching a good movie on a cold night, or reading from the comfort of my bed. It's all about comfort in those kinds of temperatures.
What is your writing process?
Process? You mean despite the chaotic way I view it? Seriously, I do a general plot overview, with main plot points figured out. This way I know specifics of what I want to happen. Then I start writing the first draft, and let the characters tell their story. Sometimes we hit the plot points I wanted, sometimes we don't. When we don't, I tend to save those ideas in case I'd like to use them again. THEN, once the first draft is complete, I go through and read it again, making revisions along the way. Then off to beta readers, back for any further revisions, and then maybe, just maybe it'll be finished.
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