Tell me about your main characters.
The main character of A Love Beyond Time is Ashley Brannock. She is an interior designer and artist. She lives in a house with her two best friends, Veronica and Elena. The three of them are so close that they call each other sisters. They even have a pet name for their trio, EVA. EVA stands for the first letters of their names. Ashley is in a loving relationship with her boyfriend Neil. Her life is fairly ordinary.
Describe you favorite place to write.
My favorite place to write is my couch in my living room. I’m able to spread out my notes on it and the coffee table so as I write I can easily find what I need when I need it. I write everything out by hand then type it into the computer later.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I have a full time job besides writing. It occupies most of my time. When I’m not writing or working I like to read, watch movies and TV and otherwise enjoy life.
We’ve all gotten those nasty rejection letters. How did you handle them? Did you do anything special for yourself? (Stash them in a box? Get yourself a treat? Have a good cry?)
Actually I have been incredible lucky when it comes to rejection letters. I have yet to get a single one. The first publisher that I submitted A Love Beyond Time to is Fountain Blue Publishing and they accepted. I was surprised and elated that I had gotten a publishing deal.
I won’t say that everything has been bright and cheery in my quest to be a published author. Early on when I self-published my first novel I received a horrible review. Of course, I got angry when I first read it, but I didn’t take what was written personally. After receiving that review I resolved to get better at writing. I read several books on writing and grammar in hope of improving my writing skills. I believe that resolve has worked in my favor. I now have one published book under my belt and I’m working another.
What kind of books do you like to read?
I mostly read science fiction, but I occasionally read love stories such as the novels of Nicholas Sparks.
Do you read the genre you write for or do you prefer other genres?
For the most part I don’t read in the genre I write in. I can only think of one book that would fit into the specific sub genre that I write and that would be the book Just Like Heaven, originally titled If Only it Were True, by Marc Levy.
What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
The hardest part is actually sitting down to write. Procrastination is one of my biggest problems. I too often find myself pushing off writing to later, but never actually do any writing. I have resolved to set up a schedule for times that I will write.
How do you do research for your books?
My number one research tool is the internet. I do occasionally read books to find the knowledge I need to push a story forward, but the internet is by far my best tool for finding what I need.