Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, J.D. Robb, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Rick Mofino, and too many more to list.
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What inspires you to write the books you write?
I am often inspired by the things that I am afraid of most--like the death of a parent, a child abduction, drowning in a submerged vehicle. Fear intrigues me, and I've learned that many readers share my fears. Suspense is a common thread in all my novels, and I enjoy making a reader hold his/her breath or glance over their shoulder into the shadows. I am also inspired by the characters to tell their stories. Once I've mulled a plot over in my mind and allowed it to ferment, the characters often urge me on to share their journey.