Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm a farmers wife, mother, and grandmother who happens to spend her time writing while I also help my husband operate the family farm. I've just published my 8th e-book. Well…to be honest, the last 3 books were a trilogy. In honor of Valentines Day (yes, I am aware this announcement may be a bit late–but late better than never, right?) I have placed the Sweet Pea Trilogy in a boxed set. All three books under one cover titled: Sweet Pea
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Sweet Pea Boxed Set
To one man she gave her virginity; to another, she gave her heart. One, she would mourn. With the other, she would share life's triumph and turmoil. With both, she would endure times of love, and passion and complete happiness as well as times of despair, confusion, and sorrow. One day at a time—each day, building unforgettable memories.
Sweet Pea I: The Demise of Innocence (1968-70): At seventeen Johnie is no longer a child but still full of virgin innocence—and defiance. She quickly learns growing up involves a lot more than physical loss of her virginity.
Sweet Pea II: Time to Deceive (1973-74) Johnie’s dream of happiness becomes a nightmare where Brenda cackles while Johnie boils naked in a cauldron of pea green soup.
Sweet Pea III: The Price of Passion (1984-1990) A secret part of Johnie’s soul survives nurturing the memory of Jake. Fate strikes several more dramatic blows and once again, everything changes.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't think so. I'm just a night owl….insomniac, actually. So I fill those quiet hours with writing or reading
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Many. My reading habits are eclectic from romance to science fiction. Favorites are Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Newt Gingrich, John Bowers. Lately, I've been reading mostly from new independent author lists.
What are you working on now?
#5 of my Birds in Peril series. Wise, Bold Eagle. Here is the blurb:
Sylvia Pentherst is the fifth woman to marry into the Hunt-Harvester-Cromwell group. A widow in her mid-fifties, she survived years of hardship caring for her invalid husband and raising her three sons. Her now-seemingly-settled life takes a turn toward unpredictable when she leaves the comfort of managing County Hospital Housekeeping for the chaos of opening and maintaining two novelty shops along with Lisa, Jani, Susie and Stephanie. Is it really possible to find that second chance at love with Thad Hunt?
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My Book PLace, Awesome Gang, Bookgoodies. Any website where Amazon e-books are advertised and sold
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just do it. No one can take those words–that fantastic story–from your head and put it on paper but you. The first draft is always the most difficult.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Finish it! Write that story! Get that first draft written. You can edit, rewrite later.
What are you reading now?
I accidentally found this fantastic witch series. The Jinx Hamilton Series by Juliette Harper. There are 10 books in the series. I'm on book # 7: To Haunt a Witch. They're awesome!
What’s next for you as a writer?
continued the Birds in Peril Series. Finish # 5. There will probably be #6 which will end the series
What is your favorite book of all time?
Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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