2. Happily married with two fantastic children and four amazing grandchildren
3. An artist and photographer
4. Loves animals of the warm and fuzzy variety but reptiles give her a major case of the creeping willies
5. Loves playing disc golf
6. Is hooked on video games and Left 4 Dead (and L4D2) are her favorite games.
7. Loves to work out and looks forward to her daily workouts
8. Is a fan of television shows like Justified, Game of Thrones, The Newsroom and The Blacklist
9. Likes operating power tools
10. Likes all types of music and always has the sound system turned on.
10. Loves to hear from readers
What inspires you to write?
Life – or old radio waves buffeting me, who knows, an idea just hits and away I go.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am hopeless with plotting or outlining. I tried that once and never wrote the story. What was the point since I already knew what was going to happen.
For me, writing is like reading, my characters reveal their stories to me as we go along and that makes it very exciting for me.
I use Word for writing, like most people, but have found myself texting myself scenes that I write on my phone or iPad because the scene just pops into my head.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I see and hear them pretty much the same as sitting down and watching a movie. I guess that’s because I was an artist first and then got into videography, so my tales tend to roll like a film reel in my head.
What advice would you give other writers?
To write YOUR story- not what you think will sell, or what someone else does well, but your own story and in your own style.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started out being published by one of the larger epubs, but a couple of years ago decided to do the indie route. I think both ways are great. The direction you choose should be whichever works best for you and makes you the happiest.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
That’s a good question. Personally, I think a lot of the indie authors will publish less because they fail to promote well and so don’t enjoy good sales. Indie publishing comes with expenses, paying for editing and cover art and if you can’t cover your costs, it becomes unappealing.
I am curious to see if the small epubs endure. With such competitive pricing from indies, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to compete.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Amazon become one of the top publishers in the world. They have everything set up for sales, are certainly equipped to afford and handle promotions and are already starting to publish.
It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Romance: paranormal, western, suspense and thriller
What formats are your books in?: eBook