I’ve been a writer since I was a little girl, my mother used to take dictation for me. She would type up my stories and print them and I would illustrate them. My stories back then were mostly about my cats, but as I grew older and fell in love with reading romance novels, my stories started to become more about relationships. I love a good hardworking man, I love to write about them too. I also love strong women, friendship, and steamy romances.
I was born and raised in Midwest ‘Murica. I spend my free time with my family, including my hardworking husband, children and my cat. I love to read romances, write, fish, DIY everything, go to football games, and basically enjoy life!
What inspires you to write?
Writing is just something I have to do. It’s in my soul to write. I’ve been writing since I was a child and I am thankful that I have the ability to continue doing what I love every day!
Tell us about your writing process.
Usually my characters and story come to me while I’m writing a different book. Ideas come from everywhere. I like to jot them down and if there’s one character or story that keeps nagging at me, I’ll go back and add more notes and ideas. By the time I am finished with my current work in progress I have quite a few notes to go off of.
I have always been a “pantser”. I’ve recently tried outlining as far as my day was concerned and it’s really helped me to put word to paper a lot quicker. That doesn’t mean I’ve given up my pantser ways though. When I’m stuck and an outline just isn’t coming, I’m quick to just start typing and let the characters figure out what they want to do!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I TOTALLY listen and talk to my characters. Today for example, I was stuck in the middle of a book. I know where I want them to end up, but I wasn’t sure how to get them there, so I just started letting the characters lead the way. They started having this brilliant conversation and are getting completely adorable. (It’s a romance of course.) I literally went, “Awwwwww.” Their little flirting was just too cute.
Who are your favorite authors?
Gosh, I have a lot of favorite authors. I grew up reading VC Andrews. I loved Harlequin Romances because they were easy to get. My grandma had a TON of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele that I borrowed and I feel in love with them. Recently I’ve been enjoying Lucy Score books.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I actually was at a crossroads in my career. I owned a store and was working to get out of it. I was trying to find a new full-time job that allowed me to be a mom first and I was having problems finding that flexibility. My husband (the wonderful man that he is) suggested that I try making writing a full-time career and publish some of my works. So here I am!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Considering that I am fairly new to the book publishing sector, I really don’t know. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and see the speculation in the forums, and people say we’ll be all digital in the near future. I can’t get behind that. While I love my Kindle and the ease of picking up new books, I also love holding books in my hands!
What genres do you write?
Romance, New Adult, Young Adult
What formats are your books in?