Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi to Readers,
I’m a writer living in West Hollywood. My degree is in Psychology, from Northridge State University. I’ve worked as a dance teacher for Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Dance Studios. With a Real Estate license, I worked as a property manager. Now I have the most fun. Writing books. I have six stand-alone novels: The Living Image, Midnight Reflections, The Necromancer, Deadly Memories, Deadly Fun, and Moonlight Valentine. I also have two children’s books and two box sets of novels.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Moonlight Valentine just came out a few days ago. I wanted to write a short sweet novel about Valentine’s Day. I found an artist in Greece who made the cover before the book was finished, and it inspired me with the plot of the novel.
Getting the book out in time for Valentine’s Day was really intense, but the writing was so much fun. I really enjoyed the process.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I used to write all my books after working all day. So now I find I still work best at night, when I’m relaxed. Sometimes, though, right when I’m drifting off to sleep, I’ll have a perfect idea for the current book I’m working on. Then I have to get up and write it down. That happened when I couldn’t figure out the ending for The Necromancer. Of course it took several weeks to write that ending.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many. My favorite writers are John Sandford and Lee Child. But I love Stephen King with his paranormal books, especially the long ones, like It. For romance, like many I enjoy Nora Roberts.
What are you working on now?
A sequel to The Necromancer, a paranormal novel. I’m about three-quarters finished. I stopped writing it to write Moonlight Valentine, which is much shorter.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My email list. ENT is great. Bookbub is effective if you can get an opening. I also use Twitter and Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
It’s very hard work to write a book. The marketing is also hard work. So if you’re willing to put in the effort, you’re going to have lots of fun and surprises!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t listen to the critics. Keep plugging along.
‘Do what you can and the rest will take care of itself’
I remind myself – what can I do now?
What are you reading now?
Saturn Run – by John Sandford.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ll have to wait and see.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Persuader, by Lee Child.