I am a writer of everything fictional, from science fiction to horror to fantasy. I fly by the seat of my pants and definitely seek appreciation from my fans!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
When I was little, the bookshelf was kept in my room. It had a lot of dimestore paperback novels, the horror kind. I don't recall the authors very well. I did read V.C. Andrews at too early an age, that's for sure! The flair for the dramatic that these books gave me, the twists and wickedness, I definitely held on to.
What is your writing process?
I am not a plotter, typically. I am a pantser. I write by the seat of my pants. I don't always have an ending in mind, and I don't always know who is going to be in a story. I'm the sort that hears voices from the ether and follows their lead. Sometimes they nudge me to change something, sometimes I have to nudge them to allow for them to be expressed properly. I did three drafts for Methuselah. Writing her took about a few months. Editing took two years ;)
Vampires should bite, and they should bite hard. An ancient vampire called a 'methuselah' entertains a younger vampire curious about the history of the clan she comes from. But does the ancient one she speaks with have any answers for her at all? Or is this all a mad game of cat and mouse?