- Are your characters based off any friends or family?
No, my characters are straight from my imagination!
- Rain or Snow?
I LOVE snow! Ask my kids, if it snows when they are sleeping I run outside and take photos. And if there is no school the next day, I wake them up and make them go outside with me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I’m a winter baby.
- What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I really didn’t read much as a child or a teen. But when I joined the library summer reading program one summer (by peer pressure from my friends who enjoyed the hobby), I enjoyed reading Judy Blume’s books.
- What time period in history would you want to visit?
Egyptian times back when Cleopatra was alive! Egypt fascinates me. My husband and I took a weeklong trip there back in 1995, and I found it even more interesting than I thought I would.
- In one sentence explain why we should read The Keeper?
The Keeper is a unique paranormal romance that will suck you in with intriguing twists and turns— many you won’t see coming.
- What inspired you to become an author?
I just sat down one day on a whim in my late thirties and started writing. My very first story was an epic fail. I cannot do a contemporary YA love story. Then when the idea for The Keeper happened, it felt like the most natural thing to sit and write a paranormal romance. Go figure.
- Would you rather write stories or read stories?
I don’t think I can choose between the two, because it depends on my mood. There are some days my characters won’t shut up, and I have to write what they tell me. Then on the days when they take a break, I get to enjoy reading.
- Too hot or too cold?
Ask my husband, I am always too cold! In fact sitting here typing this I wish I was wearing socks. My feet are freezing!
- Describe yourself in one word.
First word to pop in my head, crazy! Haha! Okay, for a real answer, I will say creative. Not just in the writing sense. Although, The Keeper was pretty creative. But I’ve always enjoyed arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and photography. So, yeah, I will go with “creative”.
- Do you have a play-list for The Keeper? If yes what is your favorite song on the list?
I think I am the only author who doesn’t have a play list. Music doesn’t influence my writing or my stories in any way, shape, or form. I enjoy all kinds of music though, mostly the kind I can dance to. I love to go dancing. Also, there is nothing better than tunes you can sing to while on a long drive!
- What is your favorite past time (excluding writing, or reading).
I love photography! It’s even better when I can combine it with family road trips, hiking, and camping.
- What movie and/or book are you most looking forward to this year?
Hmmm. Movie? The Hunger Games was a biggie for me, but saw that (and really enjoyed it). Then there is Breaking Dawn, Part Two!
For a book, I can’t name just one…so we need to say books:
City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Clare
Black Dawn, by Rachel Caine
Nevermore (the last Maximum Ride), by James Patterson