How did you come up with the idea of Fade to Black?
~ There are pieces of the concept that have lived with me for years. I just decided not long ago to give them voices and a journey. Black is an emotion, a loss, being lost, burden, carried into darkness not always by choice and it doesn’t always have to remain black if only we could fight our way out.
Without giving away any spoilers, for those who have not read Fade to Black, what was your favorite scene to write?
~Anything to do with Nana. Most of her is based on my own mother.
Do you have any plans for a book signing event?
~ A private signing was held in my honor recently. I enjoyed more than I can say. I plan to do more and hopefully often!
What came first, the characters or the concept for the story?
~ Ryan came first. Without giving anything away I can say that chapter thirty-six was the first words I wrote in this story. I knew where he was and how he got there I just had to go back and write it.
If Fade To Black became a movie, who would your dream cast be?
~Oh my that’s a tough one! Naomi Watts or Cate Blanchett as Piper. Maybe Alexander Skarsgard or Luke Grimes as Ryan. I always pictured Josh as a Chris Hemsworth.
Who are your favorite authors?
~ J.K. Rowling is my favorite, but I am currently obsessed with the series “A song of Fire and Ice” by George RR Martin. I’ve never been a huge fan of fantasy but this series is incredible and beautifully written.
What are your favorite top 3 books that you would recommend?
~ The Di Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Even if it is touchy in areas it is the most thought provoking book I’ve ever read. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
What do you do for fun, besides writing?
~ I run a fantasy football league, enjoy the Smoky Mountains, and I watch a lot of home shopping.
Do you have any vices?
~ Expensive makeup, and The Walking Dead
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