Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’ve been a voracious reader since I was 12. I started with Barbara Cartlands then moved up to Victoria Holts. My mom introduced me to Anne McCaffery when I got married. I’ve never stopped reading. At forty I heard a voice in my head, “What am I going to do with you?” It was the start of my first book and I haven’t stopped writing since then.
How do you make time to write?
When I first started writing I was homeschooling a High Schooler and a Jr. High Schooler. They had their schedules down so I spent time in the kitchen typing away on my laptop. I didn’t get much sleep the first year but got a 100,000 words into my computer.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
No, when I have trouble getting back into the story I edit back a few chapters. I find most of the time that’s all I need to quick start the muse. I do have a separate file I fill up with starts of books that just lose my interest. Once when I went in I found I’d slowly finished a book.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I love Romantic Suspense on the darker side. I think I have a mid-spice level. I have to admit I have Non-consensual or Forced proximity in all my books. I know it’s not PC but it’s what my characters want. If I don’t listen to them they will shut down a book. Arguing with your characters is a dangerous game to play. My characters are so real to me when I write, that I need to talk about them to others. When someone reads my book and wants to talk about them like they are real people it makes my heart jump with pleasure.
How are you publishing your recent book and why?
I am Indie publishing on Amazon using Kindle Unlimited. I fell in love with KU for my own reading habit.
Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
I’ve always been an Introvert and this entire publishing experience has been a terrifying endeavor. My first book was written when I was forty. I put off publishing until the last two years I’m sixty now. I have twenty-five books written at the moment. When I decided it was time to publish, I had to push back on the fear of being read by someone who doesn’t know me. I’ve had so many panic attacks over the last few months. I just call my sister and breathe deeply until it passes. The day I hit preorder I couldn’t even speak. It’s hard to let your baby go out into the world.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Yes, I can!
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write, read, write, read, and read more. Stop worrying about what you write, just get it on the computer.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
Cory brought Bryan home a girl. She did happen to be drugged into unconscious at the moment, but good friends did what had to be done to pull a buddy out of a slump.
LeeAnn fought the arrangement just as everyone expected her to, as she woke, but damn Bryan was hot.
“Well, if you don’t want my gift, then I’ll just get rid of it.”
“No!” Bryan screamed as she went airborne and fell. She knew she hit the water from the splash, then the cold engulfed her, and she lost consciousness.
An instant decision to keep her alive and do as Cory wanted. Cory was always right. At least that was what he told Bryan daily.