Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a debut author – currently writing a YA, paranormal romance series titled Season Of The Witch, beginning with Winter’s Curse, TBR 10/16 through Wind Trail Publishing – a book blogger for A Well Read Woman Blog, an author interviewer, a professional beta reader, and a caffeinated book reviewer. When I’m not glued to my computer or a book, I’m busy taming wild spiderwort, (God, those plants are annoying!), obsessing over my gardens to the point of insanity, feeding wildlife, and propagating my ever-growing collection of African violets. I live in a beautiful historic tudor colonial with my Rock Star husband and our beloved black cat, in lovely Massachusetts, USA.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Winter’s Curse was inspired by a number of things: the Syrian Refuge crisis, my love of witchcraft lore, and endometriosis. I know, an odd assembly…
Mostly, I had an idea of a teenage witch named Winter Rose-Thorne and I just went from there. The title of my book series was inspired by the psychedelic rock song, Season of the Witch, by Donovan.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, actually! I get my best ideas in bed at night, and I have to grab my cell phone to email myself the ideas. Also, I don’t like to write with music playing in the background, but I do like the television to be on. I ONLY write at night.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Ah! Too many to name! So many authors have influenced my writing. I run a blog and read approximately 100 books a year or more. I can honestly say every book I’ve ever read has influenced my writing in some way – whether it be fantasy, romance, or women’s fiction.
What are you working on now?
I have two WIPs, Season of the Witch Book 2, Spring in Summerland, and Season of the Witch Book 3, Amid Summer’s Nightmare.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My personal facebook page has been the most successful as far as getting interest in my books. As a debut author, I’m learning as I go.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, run a blog! I’ve made so many amazing connections through my blog, with authors and readers alike.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Author Steven King says if you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Witch’s Cursed Cabin, by Author Marsha A Moore, for review.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully getting recognition and writing many more books!
What is your favorite book of all time?
That’s like asking me to pick my favorite child!
But, if I HAD to pick, I would say The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold.