I love to read. I love to write even more. I love the horror / mystery / supernatural genre and if you can tell it from a Christian perspective all the better.
My tastes have changed over the years but Stephen King, Peter Straub and Frank Peretti were and are my favorites and my inspirations. The joint effort between King and Straub on The Talisman was awesome and Peretti’s This Present Darkness was the first Christian horror book I ever read. I have added Iris Johansen to my favorite author list too because I fell in love with Eve Duncan … you just have to love a mother searching for her dead daughter!
I guess since I like reading the supernatural it is only fitting that I found I love writing about the supernatural also.
I have been a small town girl most of my life but a brief stay in Texas became the inspiration for the town I call Devils Dump.
What is your writing process?
I write by the seat of my pants. I don't do outlines and have the characters all figured out before I start writing. A concept pops into my head and I go from there. A lot of people I talk to can't understand when I tell them I am as excited to see where a character goes as they are. The ending always surprises me
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The earliest I remember was when I was pretty young and my cousin bought me a set of Ding Dong School books in a cool little carrying case. Miss Francis reminded me of my kindergarten teacher so even back then I was finding people I knew in the pages of the books I read. That was the greatest impact; finding friends among the strangers.