Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I love to give readers the thrill of a steamy love story. My background is in graphic design but I always secretly wanted to be an author. Writing is my passion and I’m very happy to be able to make it my career. Living on the West Coast definitely makes it easier to get lost in creating a new world while the rain pours down outside.
How do you make time to write?
Writing is my full-time job and so I can’t help but do it daily!
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Not really. If I get stuck at a certain point and don’t know where to go, I step away and work on something completely different. Taking my mind off of the story for a couple of hours always helps with getting back on track.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I write contemporary romance. I’m very into contemporary as both a reader and a writer because of the way it reflects the current moment we live in! And it’s so easy and fun to fall into a story that you can imagine happening to you right now.
How are you publishing your recent book and why? (*e.g. Indie, traditional or both)
I am publishing indie only. I like to write shorter than traditional publishers currently want, but going the traditional route is something I want to try for in the future.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
Introvert! This affects my work in a positive way, as I believe it helps me focus.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Just do it!
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Don’t be afraid to put your work out there. Believe in yourself no matter what.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
Sure! This is from Lifeline:
“My place is only a few minutes away.” His glittering eyes won’t let go
The man’s bluntness takes me aback. But I can’t deny that his rock-solid
confidence is turning me on. Just the sound of his voice is stirring up
a deep need inside of me. It’s the last thing I expected to feel after
the night I’ve had so far.
I glance around to check whether someone might have heard him. But so
what if they did? He’s the one that works here, not me. And my best
friend’s nowhere in sight. Besides, it wouldn’t matter if Lila did
overhear what this guy just said. She’d probably cheer me on and
encourage me to take him up on his invitation.
Even though we just met.
Still. It’d be a lot better if Lila doesn’t see me leave with him. I
know what she’d say after she told me to go for it. Don’t fall for
someone again. It’s too soon.
As if I can’t have one night of hot sex without falling for the guy.
Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it can’t ever.
“And I’m free for the rest of the night.” His gaze doesn’t flinch and I
can’t look away. His eyes are hypnotizing. Such a dark brown that they
look completely black. He’s magnetically handsome, and everything about
this guy just shouts that he knows it. Every other woman that’s come
into the coffee shop has glanced his way with so much more than just
passing interest. I can almost feel the hostility that’s directed at me.
All because this man sat down uninvited at my small table.
I toy with a strand of my hair before I catch myself. I drop my hands
into my lap. I should go home. Alone. But it’s the last thing I want to
do right now. I want to feel better. And this dark-haired stranger is
the one who can help me out with that.
His eyes are still locked with mine. “I’m Matt.”
It’s all I can do to keep from laughing out loud. I don’t know how long
we’ve been talking for, but I feel so completely comfortable with him
that I didn’t even notice that he hadn’t told me his name.
I try to keep any sign of the intense attraction I have for him out of
my voice. I have no idea if I’ve been successful or not. Feeling his
sexy lips on mine is the only thing I can think about. All I want to do
is escape. Just for a little while. For him to take charge so that for
once, I won’t have to.
I’m grateful when he doesn’t ask me anything about myself. Like how I
came to be in a hospital café that’s filled with people who obviously
belong here when I clearly don’t.
I’m not used to a man being so blatant about what he wants. I’m doing
the same thing back and it’s so unlike me, I don’t recognize myself. I
don’t meet his eyes when I give him my answer.
He gives me a smile that makes me want to get out of here with him even
Matt towers over me when we stand up. I try to act like we’re just
friends heading out at the same time, but I can’t stop the heat that
rushes to my cheeks.
I’m hoping no one else notices us leaving together. Of course, they do.
Although I don’t have to turn around to know that all eyes are on him
and not me.
Something about the way Matt moves tells me he can deliver exactly what
I need. He could have anyone he wants, and I’m sure he has. There’s no
way this man won’t know just what to do when we’re alone. How to take me
away from everything I don’t want to think about anymore, if only for a
The moment we’re outside, I can’t wait to get to his place. To make my
memory of tonight better than what it is now. Of having my purse stolen,
ripped off my shoulder so hard that it’s still sore. Hours spent trying
to cancel all of my cards and stem the damage. Having to pull Lila away
from her night shift so she can give me her keys.
I don’t believe in destiny. I never have. But if I hadn’t come by the
hospital tonight, I wouldn’t have met Matt.
And right now, he’s everything I need.