I was born and raised in Northwestern Montana. I had four siblings and a loving home. Dad worked in a saw mill and Mom worked as a librarian. We were country kids. Roamed and played in forests, along creeks and walked to town. It was a good upbringing. I married, have four children, ten grandchildren and five great-grans. My side kick now is my dog, Katy.
What inspires you to write?
It simply seems to be a need. I’ll go for some days and then will just have to get out paper and pencil and put down words. It is as much a part of me as breathing.
Tell us about your writing process.
The need to write happens first. I fill up pages longhand. Then I put them in my computer. This is where the story grows. I add setting, dialogue, and feelings. The hard part of writing is to convey true emotion. What is really thought and a reaction to it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I write by the seat of my pants and it gets me into places I can’t get out of and have to rewrite more than an outliner. but I simply have to let the characters roam free, be themselves. I laugh with them when they do something dumb and cry with them when they hit a snag.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write your feelings so other can read true emotion in your characters. Easy said but hard to do.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went the route of agents and didn’t get anywhere and then decided to put them out on Kindle and create space. It has worked for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
People will always read. It is a basic need. Publishers need to meet that need. Yes books will last.
What genres do you write?
Sispense, thriller, mystery in solving secrets.
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print