I'm an author of Paranormal Romance with Christian elements. I'm also a journalist for my local newspaper, and I am married to a man I consider an angel. I have three kids (a shih tzu and two cats - But don't tell them they're not human ;) )
Tell us about your latest book.
I have three books that just released in a series. Immortal Memory: Book One, Immortal Memory: A Cursed Affair (Book Two), and Immortal Memory: Her Darkest Hour (Book Three). Book One is about Simra Reece, owner of Reece Alzheimer's Care Facility, is determined to prolong her grandmother's life at the home and find a cure for the horrendous illness. Nothing will stop her from taking care of her precious grandmother, who is the only family she has left. But Simra's world comes crashing down when her ex-fiance', Tristan Azazel, returns with a deadly obsession on forcing her into marriage. Tristan is a danger to Simra and her grandmother, but he isn't just any normal man. He is dark and powerful. The only chance Simra has of survival is placing her trust in his tall and handsome twin brother, Zach Hanley, who seems to have a hidden, dark past with her grandmother. Together, she and Zach must release their guilt of the past, learn to forgive, and place all their trust in Christ for their protection against the evil forces surrounding them...
What do you have coming out in the future?
My next book, Immortal Illusions, will release in March 2016. The characters were introduced in Book Three. Ramiel and Kyrie.
What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?
Paranormal Romance with Christian elements because the history of angels and demons fascinate me. I've always enjoyed watching horror movies since I was younger. And I add the Christian elements because God has gotten me through so much, and it is my purpose to tell his message through my stories.
From where do you draw your inspiration?
God inspires me every day in everything.
Do you ever base your characters on real people in your life?
I based Lucinda's character on my grandmother and great-grandmother. She has both of their characteristics, which are mostly the same. I drew Melton's character from my grandpa. He has quite a temper, but he is so funny.
What authors inspire your writing?
Erin Healy and Cythia Hand.
What kind of books do you like to read?
I like to read Christian supernatural suspense and YA Paranormal Romance.
How have your real life experiences influenced your writing?
Spiritual experiences have influenced my writing. Some of the ways God can strengthen a person's faith gives me ideas.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love reading, and I love spending time with family.
What was your road to publishing like? Tell us about it.
It took years and a ton of rejections, but I never gave up. I couldn't, because writing is a part of me.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
I came up with Immortal because God is Immortal, and Memory because of a lot of reasons. Simra is haunted by memories of the past. Lucinda is cursed with memory loss. But most importantly, a tragic and painful memory of the past that strengthened your faith to something very powerful in the present should never be forgotten. That memory can be what drew you to God in the present and makes you who you are today.
Is your book a stand alone or a series?
I don't know any other books in my genre.
What celebrity would you chose to play the main character(s) in the movie rendition of your book?
Ben Affleck and Amanda Noelle.
Have you joined any writer’s groups?
Yes, I'm president of the Jackson Parish Author's Association.
Have you won any awards for your writing?
What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
Writing THE END.
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
Thinking up the story.
Which of your characters is your favorite and why?
I think Melton is my favorite character. Probably because he reminds me so much of my grandpa. He is so funny.
Who or what are your inspirations/influences?
God, my husband, and my family. They are my number one support.
What is your preferred writing environment?
How would you describe your writing style?
Do you have a careful plan when plotting your stories or do you just go with the flow? Very careful.
I plan everything out.
With many publishing routes available today, which felt the most reliable to you when it came to the many choices?
I chose to self-publish because I've heard that there are more good things about it than traditional publishing.
When did you know you truly wanted to give writing a shot?
Since I was fourteen and read one of my mom's romance novels. I knew then that I wanted to be a published author.