Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have three novels completed, but one is published. I’m one third the way through my fourth novel. The first is a detective mystery. The second is a paranormal. The third is a soft mystery and has been published January 2015.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
This book, The Vanishing of Katherine Sullivan is based on a true event. When I read about it questions flooded my thoughts. They wouldn’t leave me alone. I didn’t know how I was going to tell the story so I wrote it backwards. I knew how it had to end. I had to plan the story to show the effect of events can transcend generations.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I can sit and write for hours some days and not write a word on others. I love to plan my plots. Sometimes I will write every detail. Other times I write a quick over view.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’ve read such a wide range of authors. Greats like Victoria Holt, Ian Flemming,Zane Grey, and more recent authors like Dan Brown,Vince Flynn, and Christine Feehan. What I love is a good story. A well crafted plot with the power to keep me turning the page.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a thriller. I use the term loosely as the main point of the story is the interaction of the characters. Their back story and all in a few hours with a bomb threat looming.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook. This is my first published book so I’m looking at many sites and talking to others who’ve traversed this road before me.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I advise authors to make sure you’ve prepared a quality product. Don’t assume readers are ignorant. After that research your target group. It helps to build your platform as you write. Join many critique and writer groups.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never be married to your words or work. Someday our may have to get a divorce.
I took that to heart. When I got critiques tearing my work apart I looked to see if they are giving advice or just personal opinion of the story.
What are you reading now?
Viper Game by Christine Feehan. I love the way she crafts a story.
She writes four or five series at once. I’d love to spend even just a day with her.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I keep working on my novel. I’m going to go back to my first rough drafts and start reworking them. I think they both have great potential.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Shanna by Katherine Woodiwiss. This book tells a great plot. It has sex, romance, conflict and intrigue. Its an amazingly crafted story. I loved her books but this is my favorite.
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