Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written 12 books, but so far only released three. I started with medievals, but have completed manuscripts in other genres. I’m also an actor, so my day job is auditioning, doing voiceovers and on-camera projects with a bit of print and some improv, too.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Bride Tournament is my latest book. An idea popped into my head of a medieval lady who was betrothed to one man, but the king told her to marry another…on her wedding day. If she could find a way to marry her betrothed, what could she do so the second man wasn’t left in the lurch, and in fact wound up with a better, more willing bride?
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m a pantser, which means I don’t outline or plot first. I get ideas and go with them. Scenes come to me out of order, then I find ways to connect them.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Kathleen Woodiwiss, Roberta Gellis, Susan Wiggs’ and Madeline Hunter’s medievals are among my favorites. I also enjoy medieval historical fiction.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on my first novella…set in a different medieval time and country.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
BICHOK. Butt in chair, hands on keyboard. There are so many other tasks for authors…but new product is most important, IMO.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
I’m reading the stack of entries I was sent to judge in RWA’s RITA awards…so I can’t list the titles.
What’s next for you as a writer?
This is a good question. I have another medieval that has a lot more history than the others, so I passed over it in my Wars of the Roses Brides series…but I love the story. I also have 1.5 books completed in a medieval with paranormal and magical realism series….
What is your favorite book of all time?
If I had to pick one, I’d say The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss.