I'm 29 years old. I've had many majors in school, including many in the healthcare field, but I only have a certificate in Medical Transcription. I have three kids who keep my world spinning and a little off kilter every now and then. I also have two dogs, a Mastiff mix, and a Great Dane.
Tell us about your latest book.
My latest book is the third in my series Obscured which is filled with immortals, kidnapping, and a little bit of love. It will be coming out this fall. Keep an eye out.
What do you have coming out in the future?
My third book will be coming out in the fall of this year, after that, only time will tell... ;)
Is your book a stand-alone or a series?
It is a series, that at this point doesn't have an end in sight. :)
Why romance and what makes your particular brand of romance special?
I love all types of book, I want them to have a good strong storyline, but you need a good mix of love thrown in there, whether that is mild or flaming hot, I think that just gives the story a little something extra.
Is romance the only genre that you write in or do you write in other genres? If so what other genres do you write in?
My books are YA-Paranormal fantasy, of course they have romance mixed in. I may just venture out of that box in the future, but for now I'm having a lot of fun with it.
My characters are not 100% based on any one person, but rather bits and pieces I have pulled from here and there, but soon, I may just pull someone out of my hat. You never know....
What authors inspire your writing?
I'm inspired by M. J. Fletcher, who set out on his writing journey to give his daughter books that showed her that a female can be just as strong as a male and she didn't need to have someone come save her all the time.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Of course I like to read, but I also like movies, and spending time being silly with my kiddos. My oldest and I have been reading Harry Potter together and that's been really fun.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
The title of my book is based on the hidden world of immortals, in other words, the world of immortals is Obscured.
Do you read romance or do you prefer other genres?
I read a little bit of everything. I'm really into paranormal, but I also like mystery, romance, dystopian, etc.. the list could go on.
What is your absolute favorite book or books and why is it special to you?
Growing up my favorite book was "Little bits of Wisdom." It's a book of poems that are directed to a child's level that are encouraging and enlightening.
As an adult, The Ghost Bird series has really stuck with me. It's a very different concept that I find I really enjoy. The next comes out soon, so you can bet I'll be binge reading that!
What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
For me the hardest part is editing. I highly dislike it.;)
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
The easiest part is the actually writing. I love letting the words flow onto the paper, or computer screen and watching the book take life.
What is your preferred writing environment?
I love to write in different places. I find that if I am writing in the same place all the time, I get bored and my writing shows it. I try to mix it up as much as I can.
Do you have a careful plan when plotting your stories or do you just go with the flow?
I do not plan much, sometimes I will write up a chapter by chapter guide, but I don't often stick to it. So more or less I go with the flow.
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, after being rejected several times. Most people would say not to give up and I wouldn't say I did, but I decided that self-publishing was more the route for me because I would have more control over everything that went along with my books and marketing.
What is your favorite quote?
"You are braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
Smarter than you think,
And loved more than you will ever know." –A. A. Milne
Back at home, things are beginning to go back to normal again - or were they? Abby and Eli are even able to go on a proper date. But when someone comes up missing, Eli and Abby's relationship will test its limits. Will it survive?
Through it all Abby is sick of being treated with kid gloves, it's time for a new persona. Abby dons her new outlook on life and never-fear attitude, bringing new friends into her life, but it just might put her in over her head. How will she get out of it this time?