I grew up in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. I reside near Wichita with my husband and two sons. We enjoy scouting, camping and boating. My greatest desire is to travel the world. My greatest joy is having fun with my family.
How do you approach cover design?
While I'm writing a story, it feels like I'm watching a movie in my mind; a book cover is simply a snapshot on that movie reel. I know what it should look like and I tell Dane Low of ebooklaunch.com and he, through his magical process of talent and medium, gets it to look exactly like how I've described to him.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember a story I read as a third grader. It was about a girl who survived a shipwreck off Chesapeake Bay. I don't remember the title, though, which is so frustrating, because I would love to go back and re-read it. The poignant part of the story has stayed with me. The man, who rescued the girl, died. She refuses to accept that and spends a very long time watching over his cold, dead body, trying to chafe his feet to bring warmth to them. She believes if she can just warm his feet, he'll be okay. Even now a part of me roots for that girl, for her efforts to have a different outcome so that her friend and hero can be restored to her.
Alex & the Lost Souls continues the adventures on Eros, the second book in this trilogy. Heady from successfully banishing the Dark Master earlier, Alex's grown cocky and is caught off-guard when the Dark Master ambushes Eros. Epic battles occur in the galactic skies and the world will feel the Dark Master's wrath as Alex suffers a stinging defeat and horrendous loss.
Teleported to Asteroid Eros, Alex and his friends must learn the ancient arts of flying, bottling lightning bolts and mental telepathy to prepare for battle. It's up to them to fight an evil, shape-shifting amoeba, which is killing every living thing. Even with help from Greek mythological heroes like Cyclops, Pegasus, and the gorgon sisters, the warriors are overwhelmed. Can Alex save anyone?