About the author:
Originally from Western New York. Studied pre-law and early childhood education before switching gears and entering the military. Served in the Army and attended universities in NY and TN. Currently resides in the South with her two pups and two teenage daughters (and still relatively gray hair free). Now she spends her days and nights on Netflix and Hulu and surfing the internet.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I'm a romantic at heart. I love hearing stories of love and falling in love and love at first sight, all things love. I know it's sappy. Stories of unexpected love. One of the most inspirational stories ever is the true story of the Lovings.
Tell us about how you write.
I start with a glimpse of an idea, I jot down notes and character bios in my journal, then each night I sit on my couch (or in front of my fireplace when it's cold) and stare at my laptop as my characters tell me their story. They don't always talk to me, most of the time I see their story playing through my head like a movie. It's really useful because I can rewind and pause when necessary.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
Like I mentioned most of the times I see their stories like a movie but if I get stuck I meditate and ask them to talk to me. Show me more clearly what is happening in their story.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Read, read, read. Watch some rom-coms, then tell your story, your way. Listen to your characters, however, they choose to communicate with you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I like the control of when I publish. I like designing my own covers and even picking my titles.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm uncertain. I hope to see the rise in paperback. I love the ease and readiness of digital but there is just something about holding an actual book in your hands. It reminds me of the resurgence of vinyl records.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
My books are available in the following formats: