Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
In my world, chocolate is a vegetable and life is a great, big adventure!
When not writing mysteries, I can be found surfing the internet, binge-watching her favorite shows and movies, or corralling her children.
I am a multi-genre writer. I write cozy mysteries under my own name and write romantic suspense, psychological thrillers, and contemporary romance under pen names. I entered the Indie world in June 2014. Since then, I've written and published 40 novels and/or novellas.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest project is a 25 cozy mystery book bundle. I've teamed together with other cozy mystery authors to create multi-theme cozy book bundles. This latest collection is the largest we've ever put together.
The inspiration for cozy mystery bundles comes from the success of bundles in other genres. I hope to emulate some of that success and give cozy readers a great deal in the process.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't know that my writing habits are unusual, but they're what work for me. I've learned to write anywhere. With four children at home and multiple projects or activities going on at once, I had to learn to write despite the constant commotion. I call that my super power.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read across all genres. I'm also a binge-reader. I think my first experience with binge-reading was born from a love of Nancy Drew books. That's where my love of reading and writing began.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I'm writing the next novel in my Mercy Mares cozy mystery series and working on a new psychological thriller series to be released next Spring.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I'm a firm believer in building a mailing list and promoting the first in series or deeply discounted novels or bundles.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write without hesitation. Just get the words on the page. You can do this.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The idea that I am not my failures. That mantra has remained with me through everything.
What are you reading now?
I'm currently reading Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More books, of course.
What is your favorite book of all time?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee