Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Besides being a sci-fi/fantasy author, I’m a huge gamer and geek. When I’m not crazy busy writing/editing, I’m at the cons for various fandoms, gaming with my husband & friends, or reading a great book.
I’ve written over a dozen books, but most aren’t published. My debut fantasy, Amaskan’s Blood, was published in January 2015. I’ve got two science fiction books also due out this year (Class-M Exile and The Silent Frontier).
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Amaskan’s Blood is my latest book, published by Grey Sun Press in January 2015. Much like my main character, Adelei, a piece of my family returned to my life after 30 years. It wasn’t a family I wanted or needed, and finding myself in this family was a worthy experience. Adelei finds herself in a similar position. Unlike me, she’s juggling this on top of trying to save a kingdom.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not particularly–not unless cats laying across the keyboard while I write counts….
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As a child, I wanted to be the next Anne McCaffrey or Melanie Rawn. What influences these days is a good story and rich worldbuilding. My favorite authors to read are Patrick Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, & Connie Willis.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on book two in the Boahim Series, Amaskan’s War, and two short stories for an upcoming anthology.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
For me, the best method to promote a book is to make connections. Be yourself. Be real.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. Every Day. Without fail.
As I type this, I have a broken wrist. I’ve been writing by hand in a spiral notebook because I can’t type, and on days when I can’t do that, I dictate. The only way to improve and gain an audience is through writing daily.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve ever heard is from Neil Gaiman–Write Daily. Without fail.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve got a spin-off book to write in the world of Boahim as well as a few short stories. So many books, not enough time!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Some days, Blackout & All Clear by Connie Willis. Others, the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss.