1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself? I am rarely ever serious. I am very quiet but only because the things I have to say are usually wildly inappropriate.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love music! If I am not reading or writing, you will find me performing in my room for my imaginary audience.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story? Well, I usually procrastinate until it knocks me on my ass. Usually while I am at work so I have to hide somewhere and write on a paper towel so I can type and expand the scene later. But besides that I am a late night writer. My last two books were written between midnight and 4 am
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
I can get an idea from anywhere. Usually artwork or a poem. One story I got while walking and I smelled something so funky I looked around for the source. I saw a funeral home. No, that wasn’t the smell but a scene popped into my head of a girl finding out she was a reaper that way. That she could smell death. Oh, the smell was road kill. I looked the wrong direction! Ewl.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why? It has to be Death Knows My Name. I love that world. I have been in it the longest. I wrote stories at eighteen (that were never published) called Born Through Desecration, Daughter of Desecration, and Desecration’s Queen it wasn’t romance but a lot of the characters from Death Knows My Name appeared first in those 3 stories.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about? Hmm, sometimes I don’t think at all. I will be sitting there and more times than not, nothing is going on in my head. Vacant. People ask “What are you thinking about?” I always have to make crap up rather than admit I am a space cadet.
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination? The emotions I write from experience. In Death Knows My Name Mayne’s grief is very real because I dealt with that pain very early own. So that is real life experience. The Reborn is purely imagination which made it easier and super fun to write because it wasn’t me working through a situation. Part-Time Reaper is a mixture of both. Shaina’s trust issues with dating hits home lol but it is also very light which is how I handle things. But Shaina is also very different from anyone I know. She is bubbly!
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name? My muses name is Red Wine. Hahaha!
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing? I would love to write Contemporary Romance but don’t hold any breathes people.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now? Victoria Dahl, Niecey Roy, Inger Iversen and Emma Petersen. They constantly change but those ladies have talent dripping from their fingers to their keyboards.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why? I like Dain and Akila both from The Reborn series but Mayne from Death Knows My Name is the most like me.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer? The bipolar feeling of wanting to share your work and then the self-consciousness of having your story out there…being judged.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer? Just start. You will learn along the way. I mean knowing your craft and genre is important but writers must write. So start with that. Also once you have started writing, make relationships with other writers. Get writer friends. Don’t be afraid, we don’t bite.
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now? I would probably be in a library researching something. If not that it would be equally nerdy.
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway? A cabin in the forest while it rains. There must be plenty of yummy food, running water, electricity and warmth.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
The Reborn is a young adult novel but seriously anyone can enjoy it. It has science experiments but nothing to in your face sci-fi. It is also from a male POV. I know I can’t be the only person who digs that. The Reborn is about, destiny, epic love going wrong and making it work. It is book 1 of a trilogy.
Dain has lived a total of ninety-nine different lifetimes and in every single one he has loved the same girl. But now Tara is gone and in her place there stands Bonnie, the complete opposite of Tara. Is Dain's shot at love over or has he lived all these lives because he has been loving the wrong girl?
Oh my God. I held my breath. This was going to happen. The giddiness was almost too much to take, but as she unzipped my pants, I heard a door upstairs open and close with a bang.
We both froze.
Bonnie’s eyes opened wide with obvious terror.
“Holy shit,” I whispered. “Your parents?”
She shook her head and pushed me off of her. “Worse. My brothers.”
I jumped up and scooped up our shirts before I tossed her one. I buttoned my jeans in a mad rush and shook out the shirt as the basement door opened. I glanced at the shirt in my hand, frowned at how tiny it looked, and groaned. Yes, I had tossed Bonnie a shirt, the wrong shirt. As the stairs creaked, I looked over at Bonnie and her enormous eyes widened even more.
“That’s mine,” she whispered, my shirt nearly drowning her body.
I groaned again as two boys stepped into the room and one pair of feet stopped just an inch from a condom that I must have abandoned when Bonnie had pushed me away.
I saw the guys soak in the scene—me with no shirt on, Bonnie swallowed by the wrong one. The taller of the two bent and picked up the condom at his feet. Where was the second condom? Collectively, our gazes moved to my hand where the second condom and Bonnie’s shirt still lingered.
I couldn’t move, other than to let the shirt and the partially opened condom wrapper fall from my hand. Bonnie shut her eyes tight as the condom, of course, landed on top of the shirt.
Both guys frowned angrily as they glared at me. The smaller one, who still stood at six foot something, spoke, “Your fly is open.”
I was dead.
I have an adult paranormal, Death Knows My Name releasing in July from SoulMatePublishing.com