I don't have a desk. I like to write out my first draft in a spiral notebook. I take my notebook with me everywhere so I write where I happen to be at the moment.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school. I joined the literary club at my school and wrote short stories and poems for the book the club put out. I continued to write poems, but I didn't write any more stories until 2006. I wrote my first novel in 2006. I sent it off to a couple of publishers, but it was rejected. My manuscript sat on a shelf for years until my sister gave me a Kindle for my birthday. I read a short story written by a Smashwords author and visited the site. Smashwords opened a door for me, and I am trying to put the opportunity to good use.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in SE Georgia. My writing is influenced by my hometown in many ways. All of my stories have been set in the south, and all my heroines have southern genteel manners.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords gave my the oppurtonity
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for is having someone read my work. It is rewarding to me to have someone other than myself reading something I wrote.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know if I have any fans. I appreciate hearing and reading that someone enjoys my work. It is awe-inspiring to me when someone leaves me a review or sends me an email. If they love or hate the work, I still find the fact that they took the time to read my writing humbling.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot. I read fiction, and tech
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I was very pro book until my sister gave me a Kindle of my birthday years ago. I sneered at the people flocking to e=readers until I used my first Kindle. It was life changing. I was able to slip my Kindle in my purse, so my story was always available for me to read, I could look up the definition of words on my Kindle instead of writing them down to define later, and I no longer had to worry about a booklight. I used that first Kindle until three years ago when my brother gave me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. I call it Baby K.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a book of poems. I was encouraged to publish my poems by my sister. She is always pushing me forward. In April, I recited a poem I was asked to write for a ladies church retreat. Several of the women in attendance complimented me on my writing. Some even asked if I had any more poems. I have never shared my poems because they are personal to me, but I decided to heed to the urging of my sister and put some of them together in a book.
What are you working on next?
I have two novels that I'm working on. They are both romance novel. One is a story about two lovers reconnecting and the other is an interracial story.
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Words From My Soul contains all the poems I have written in the last few years. I never set out to write a poem. I wrote some because I had an excess of emotion I needed to express and others I wrote because I was asked to write for a particular occasion.