They are pretty pedestrian for the most part - James Patterson is ultimately my favorite. Love me some Stephen King and I love JK Rowling. Also like to dabble with some Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe when I am in the mood.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life, love and the pursuit of happiness. I have a job I need to be up early for, I have a family I love and adore. They are my reason for living and their support in my writing venture has been phenomenal.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping, lol. I love to watch movies, not a big TV person and that is about it.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth mostly or if it sounds interesting, I will certainly look at it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was Island Stream - took me and my best friend twenty years to write it and it will be published here too.
What is your writing process?
Clarity, peace and quiet, appropriate music - I do make outlines...and never really use them for I am an indecisive reader and change my mind constantly.
How do you approach cover design?
With Island Stream, there is a bit centered on the character's, Emilie Coates, love of butterflies and it is what concretes the love she has for the Mr. Right. With Crooked Halo - those are the Tehachapi Mountains, which is the setting for the book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am new to this and haven't found anything completely effective yet, but I am up for suggestions.
Describe your desk
Small, pretty organized, I hate clutter.
Do you have muses?
Music is my muse, depending on the mood of the chapter. I use different actors for different characters - Henry Cavill is my go-to guy and my granddaughters are the muses for Emilie and Kit.
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