Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a writer. A comedic writer who loves documenting the random things in the world around us. I’ve authored a book, written my fair share of blog posts, worked as a copyrighter and a ghostwriter for different companies. In other words, if you want something written in a light-hearted way, I’m your gal.
I just recently released my first published book. Read on for more!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I’D RATHER WEAR PAJAMAS is a funny memoir about stumbling my way through my 20s in order to find my own definition of “strong woman.” I wrote it with my three young daughters in mind. What did I want them to know about me? What lessons did I want to teach them through these pages?
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
As the stay-at-home-mother to three young kids, I have definitely been known to sneak in some writing while doing other odds and ends projects. I’ve written during bathtime, during bedtime while simultaneously singing lullabies (makes for some weird writing, let me tell you), and of course, I’ve been known to lock myself in a bathroom for a few minutes of quiet time while jotting down an idea. As I’m writing this, I’m batting off six pairs of hands all trying to press as many buttons as they can on the keyboard. akls;kdj
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Since I’ve been focused on my funny memoir, my past year has been spent reading funny memoirs for inspiration. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Jim Gaffigan… all greats in my eyes.
What are you working on now?
I’m still trying to figure out how in the world to market my book. Does anyone ever really figure that out? I’m also drumming up ideas for a children’s novel, which I’m excited about.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
GREAT question! As far as I can tell, it’s all about getting reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I’ve found luck with StoryCartel for that. Other than that…I’m not much of a fountain of knowledge on this one, YET.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write write write! I know it’s cliche, but it’s so true. It’s hard and sometimes painful, but it’s always rewarding.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be true to you. Do what makes YOU happy. It’s much harder advice to follow than it seems because we all secretly want to make everyone else happy. Make YOU happy, and when you’ve succeeded in that, the people around you be lifted up, too.
What are you reading now?
Tina Fey BOSSYPANTS…for like the twelfth time…I might be obsessed.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve got a bunch of projects in the works and I’m not entirely sure which of them will make roots and really grow into something. I’m thinking either a sequel to I’D RATHER WEAR PAJAMAS, or else a children’s novel all about the adventures of three little girls (mimicking my own children’s lives).
What is your favorite book of all time?
Catch 22. Love it. I laughed the first time I read it, and cried the second time. It’s so brilliantly complex and well-laid out. My hat goes off to you, Joseph Heller.