Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in Memphis, TN. and now live in Malibu, CA. with my husband and two German shepherds. I have written three novels, Dancing to an Irish Reel, which is contemporary fiction set on the western coast of Ireland, A Portal in Time, which is a paranormal mystery in two time periods that has to do with past lives, and Mourning Dove, which is a Southern family saga.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Dancing to an Irish Reel was published by Vinspire Publishing and was inspired by the year I spent living on the western coast of Ireland. It is contemporary fiction about the push and pull of new found love between an American and an Irish traditional musician, who is afraid of love. I love everything about Ireland and wanted to sing its praises to my readers!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Only commitment and discipline and lots of morning coffee!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Everything the author Pat Conroy has written, especially The Prince of Tides.
What are you working on now?
I am taking some time off after writing 3 books back to back over a four year period. I have two published and am waiting for news on my third.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Twitter, Google+ Facebook and love sites such as this!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Review your manuscript repeatedly before you send it anywhere.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
A writer’s career is a marathon, not a sprint.
What are you reading now?
Anne Rivers Siddons “Islands.”
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am always contributing Southern Writers Magazine and The Wild Geese.Irish. I like to write little vignettes on life.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. It is the greatest Southern family saga ever written, in my opinion.