Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up poor. Sometimes the only entertainment we had was me reading books to the rest of my family. I have been an avid reader since and have dabbled with writing, but I did not become serious with it until three years ago. I have written two complete books so far─one published and one that I am preparing for publication.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Securing Aisling is the first book in The Kingdoms of Kearnley series. It all started with a “what if”. What if the princess rescued the prince, and why not a queen instead of a princess? Ideas just flowed from one to another from there until it morphed into a series.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t usually write in order. Random scenes will sometimes play out in my head, and I write or type them out as they come. They can be from anywhere in the story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I don’t know that a certain book or author has influenced me. I would say they all have. I read a lot. I mostly stick to Christian Romance and Secular YA and I believe the influence of both can be found in my writing.
What are you working on now?
My second book, Healing Gilvary, is pretty much finished. I am working on getting the outfit together for my heroine to wear for the front cover. I am also hoping to finish the first draft of my third book soon as well.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I believe in spreading information about your book as far and wide as you can. I keep a list on my computer of sites and I am adding to it all the time.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read, read, and read some more. As you read, keep notes on what you like/dislike in a book. What is your favorite genre? What is your favorite POV? What character traits do you love? What do you hate? Also, read about writing. Rules for writing are a lot different than what you remember from English class.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Your family may not be as enthusiastic about your writing as you would hope and that is okay.
What are you reading now?
A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Maybe a dystopian or it could be a historical. I only know I will be writing something.
What is your favorite book of all time?
A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers.