Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am currently working on my fifth book. I started publishing in January of this year (2015) when my youngest daughter started going to daycare.
I’m an ex-military spouse. My husband was in the US Army for six years before he became a civilian. The life changes spurned me to start doing what I’ve always been passionate about — writing.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Ellyphant which is a prequel to the other two in the series. It’s about this fat girl who is in love with her best friend and has to compete with the popular cheerleader to try to win him. As far as inspiration goes there wasn’t anything specific. It’s set in the late 90s and I had a fun time reliving my youth by immersing myself in 90s music.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I sit at a desk and write. Pretty plain and uninspired. 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Abbi Glines has inspired me. She was part of the new adult movement. I accidentally picked up her book at my local library and discovered the new genre. I fell in love with the first person POV alternating between the female and male voice. I loved the sexual tension, the steamy scenes, the cursing. It was like Twilight but naughtier.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on the fourth book in the Northern University series. It’s titled Unattainable and it’s the story of Rio and Stacy. I wasn’t originally going to branch out but after a couple of fan requests I decided I’d go for it.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
When promoting my free book I had tons of downloads after using bknights on Fiverr. Some people are awesome on fiverr. Some are definitely not. If you are an indie author and want to check him out here is his info: http://www.fiverr.com/bknights
It’s not a free promo but it did produce results for only $5
Do you have any advice for new authors?
New authors… Don’t expect to become a “success” overnight. Don’t expect to be making lots of money right away or even within the first few years. This business is not for the short sighted. If you want to make it you need to market yourself and keep writing. The more books you have out there the more money you will make.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Dreams don’t work unless you do.
What are you reading now?
Right now I’m not currently reading anything. The last book I read was while I was on vacation and it was titled, “The Red Bikini”
What’s next for you as a writer?
Next for me? More writing. I’m going to buckle down when my girls go back to school in August and put my nose to the grindstone.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Prisoner of My Desire by JoAnna Lindsay. I read that book over and over when I was 12/13.