I think the greatest joy is when a reader tells me my book really meant something to them. I had a reader tell me one of my preschool books read aloud helped her daughter get through a rough labor and the baby was born happy and healthy. It doesn't get better than that. I love my readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the best and leave me great reviews and also give me great feedback in person.
What are you working on next?
I am working on two books right now, #38 and #39 trying to hit 40 in 4 years of doing this. Book #38 is a look at the people who change our lives and make this world a little easier to handle. Book #39 is a glimpse into a woman's life and the trials, tribulations and a bit of the paranormal she encounters,
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading usually. I also am an artist and draw, plus love to spend time outside where I have 100 fruit tress in the backyard.Plus I have 7 children and 18 grandchildren who rock my world.
What is your writing process?
I write everything longhand before I even attempt to tackle a typewriter. For me that is the only way to make the words flow and maybe why I ave written 37 books in less than 4 years.
How do you approach cover design?
A few I drew myself and the others I use create space to make, I find it takes a while but when I see a picture that shouts out to me what my book is about I know I am there!
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and almost everything, with over 450 books read so far this year, you might say I am a book glutton!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I think my accounts on Facebook and Twitter have been my best solution for promoting the books, with over 13000 followers on twitter, I have a lot of people to tweet to and I also try and Retweet about other author's books as much as I can,
Describe your desk
Full! I have paper and ens all over because I write longhand and always my coffee cup and bowl of chocolates for survival as I write,
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Montana and spent time in Utah, I use the landscapes and locations of both places in my books. Also I lived mostly in smaller towns and like to use that in my settings for the books also.
When did you first start writing?
My first published book was in October 2012, but I always wrote short stories and a lot of poems, I have boxes of those stacked everywhere. I just didn't try to write an actual novel until the fall of 2012 and "Foretold", the 1st book, was published in October of that year.
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