When she’s not working on her latest story, she enjoys fishing, reading, and singing with her husband at various functions. Readers can connect with her on Face Book and Twitter.
What inspires you to write?
The old cliché “life is a bed of Roses,” is certainly true. Beauty and thorns, the mixture makes us who we are. That inspires me to create characters who face problems, and learn to how overcome with faith.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m not a traditional outline writer. I keep short notes in the computer with important plot ideas, and then start my characters journey. Often the characters dictate what happens next in their lives. Most of the time, I listen to them.
It’s not unusual for a book to turn out differently than I vision by the time I get to “the end.”
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I listen to my characters. If they want to go in a different direction, I let them.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nicholas Sparks is one of my famous favorites. I’ve enjoyed almost all of his titles. Message in a bottle and the trilogy True Believer and At First sight, are probably the most enjoyed. These days though, I find myself reading titles from authors I find on Amazon. They’re a lot of talented authors on the internet.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wrote and rewrote my debut novel back in 2012 and was offered a contract with Prism Book Group. As a new writer I felt I needed the guidance that a traditional publishing house offers.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Book publishing has gotten much easier, thanks to the Internet and sites like Amazon. Because of that, many authors can get their books published. Novels will continue to saturation the Internet. This situation seems to have cut down on the number of authors who line shelves in the local stores, and has changed the way agents work.
What genres do you write?
Inspirational fiction and romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print