Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a bookworm, mystic, and lover of ladybugs, who studied Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Stanford Writer's Workshop. Presently, I live in a musty old cottage on the California Coast with my husband and son, faeries, angels, and assorted wild creatures who make life interesting. My début novel, "The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman," is being adapted for the big screen.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman is my latest book. It was inspired by my amazing, handsome, gifted son, who has special needs.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I did write once for 26 hours straight to meet a deadline. Also, I guess it's kind of strange that I often read poetry to get inspired before writing fiction.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time," Neil Gaiman's "The Ocean at the End of the Lane," and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude."
What are you working on now?
The screen adaptation of "The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman." It's my great privilege to be working with producer/artistic director John Crye, who worked on The Whale Rider, Donnie Darko, The Passion of the Christ, and more.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
So far, Facebook has been great. Online Book Club has a great promo that got my book to #4 on Amazon.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't be in a hurry to publish. Let your book ripen. Participate in writer's groups. Be humble. Feedback is usually very helpful. Sometimes it isn't. But be willing to listen.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The above. 🙂
What are you reading now?
"The Kin of Ata Are Waiting For you," by Dorothy Bryant
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'd like to write a sequel to my first novel. The main character, Moojie, will be 18 years old. While the first story was about his finding a family to belong to, this one will be about his venturing away from family in a big way.
What is your favorite book of all time?
"One Hundred Years of Solitude," by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.