Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a wife and mom of two adult children. When my kids left for college, I purchased a Kindle and never looked back. After reading so many great books, I decided to dust off my writing skills and try writing my first book. Since 2014, I have written 5 books and one novella.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Hidden in a Small Town. After writing all contemporary romances, I decided to try my hand at a suspense. I found it a bit more challenging to keep it a page-turner but I think I succeeded. It has a bit of paranormal and romance sprinkled throughout.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
When I write, I don't use an outline. I have a beginning, middle, and end and I fill in the rest as I write, letting my characters dictate what happens. It's worked so far…
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tarryn Fisher has been my biggest influence. Her uncanny way of creating flawed, real, and gritty characters blows me away. She is a natural when it comes to words.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a book about a married woman who has an emotional affair with a young man 15 years her junior. He helps her to realize the current state of her marriage and just what she's been missing out on for years.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Promoting in an ever-growing industry of books proves to be difficult. But I find Facebook and Instagram to be helpful.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't compare yourself to other authors – old or new. Create your own voice, your own style. And don't drown in how frustrating it can be.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't wallow in the hopes of being noticed. Just write your next book. And then your next. Don't ever stop writing.
What are you reading now?
The Hawks by SD Hendrickson.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully attending my first book-signing. I've yet to do one.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher.