Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve often describe myself as a grandma who likes to read and write smut. I’m also a mother, daughter, aunt, sister, friend and author. After losing my soul mate of seventeen years, and retiring from Disney, I moved in with my daughter and her family. Sharing my woman-cave with four felines whose main goal in life is to get as much hair onto everything that they can. So far they are doing a stellar job!
I’ve been writing since the dawn of ages, which for me began in 1955. I discovered at the ripe old age of ten that I liked writing stories, beginning with pen and paper until receiving my first manual typewriter at thirteen. Shortly after boys and life got in the way and my typewriter and many unfinished stories got pushed to the back of my closet.
The years went by, blah, blah, blah, until the day arrived when I bought my first computer. I took up writing again, updated many of my yellow-paged stories, and submitted to a publisher after my family encouraged me to. I just wanted to shut them up, really! And the rest, as they say, is history. The end.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Big, Black and Beautiful. Actually my daughter requested that I write an interracial romance with a African American hero because she’s married to one.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Katheleen E. Woodiwiss, my favorite author! Some other authors who have helped shaped my style and the genres I choose are: Rosemary Rogers, Sam Crescent, Jenika Snow, Bella Jewel, London Casey and too many others to name.
What are you working on now?
As usual several projects. Dark Menace MC is being edited for release in September. I’m working on Phantom Riders MC, another full length erotic biker romance. I received the rights back to two earlier releases so I’m getting them ready to publish, and I hope to finish the erotic romance between Bishop and Angel that started in Bishop’s Angel.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
That’s a tough question because there is no favorite, or formula that works the best. Promoting is costly, sometimes free, and continuous. I like to switch it up, too. Below are some of my favorites.
The Romance Studio
The Romance Reviews
Goddess Fish Promotions
All Romance Ebooks
Coffee Time Romance and More
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Everyone, and I mean everyone gets a bad review, so if you believe in yourself someone else will, too, don’t ever give up on your dream.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t sweat the things outside your circle of influence.
What are you reading now?
Nothing right now, too busy!
What’s next for you as a writer?
Everything that’s on my what am I now working list above:)
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Wolf and the Dove