1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
Me. Hm. Well I am a mother of one fantastic young boy. He is the reason I get out of bed every morning, even if it is grudgingly at times. I am married, I have two dogs both are big babies. One of the dogs is an English Mastiff, the other is a Rottweiler and they both love my son like he is their puppy. In addition to writing I am currently a student at the University of Washington and a psychology major. I keep myself very busy.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy researching for my classes, I know that sounds like a brown nosing thing but I am involved in a few research projects that are my passion so I write the research, and of course that’s when I’m not playing with my son. I love him.
3. Where do you get your ideas from?
My ideas mainly come from my dreams and nightmares. Sometimes I am directly in the dream, and others I am an observer. I think that is why I keep so much realism in my books, or at least I try to.
4. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, which would be your favorite and why?
So far my favorite is The Deadliest Secret, it is my first novel and the first one I had to learn so much about the publishing industry with. I love the book, the characters, and it is set in my home area. I grew up looking at a lot of the sights I mention in the book.
5. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
They are from my imagination and dreams. I love to tell stories, to write them, to develop the characters completely so they end up taking over my mind when I allow it to roam freely, because let’s face it that could get scary. (LOL)
6. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I want to extend more into paranormal romances, and real romances. I think one thing I want to get into in the future is perhaps writing technical books to help others out either with writing anxiety, psychological topics, or publishing topics. I want to give back to my community.
7. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
I love JR Ward, Anne Rice, Nicki Charles, Sable Hunter, Michelle Hughes, Dahlia Salvatore, and a few more I am sure I am forgetting.
8. Who are your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
I love Gwen because she has come through some rough times and she is developing her sass more in the next book. She is realizing she’s a fighter.
9. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
I think the hardest part of being a writer is getting over your self doubt. There will be people who like your story, people who love it, and of course people who hate it. You can’t please everyone so put out the best story that you love and the rest will come.
10. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Be patient, it takes time to build your fanbase and even longer to become successful, there is no overnight million dollar book when you are first starting. So be patient with yourself, your readers (I like to say friends), and your product. Just don’t give up or complain because you aren’t on the bestsellers lists overnight, that’ll just turn people off and that will give you a bad reputation.
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?
Well the most recent book out is Demonically Bound, it is the second book in The Demon Wars Series.
The following is the blurb.
When I was released from Hell it was conditional. My daughter, Ava, sold herself to earn my freedom from the shackles that contained me for so long. Before my wrists could even heal I was summoned by the elders of the lust demon faction and ordered to find a demon who was going to prove vital in the pending demon war. I was to do whatever was necessary to get the information she had. Did I have the strength to torture and kill the demon if necessary after my own imprisonment? The question raged in my mind until I saw the demon…
And a playful blurb:
Avaraz was awakened by a playful blow to his stomach and laugh.
“Get up, we need to get you in shape.” Caine was too eager to get Avaraz back into training.
“What about sleep?”
“You like to sleep as much as Ava, we need to train. Your mark has been announced.”
“Call it an inherited trait for her.” Avaraz rolled over and away from the crimson-eyed demon annoying him.
“Let’s go. “ Caine put hands on two spots on the bed and used his upper body strength to flip the mattress and send Avaraz to the floor.
“I swear you act like a ten year old at his first sleep-over Caine. Will you ever grow up?”
Caine walked out of the room. Avaraz was half tempted to roll back over and pull blankets over his head, but Caine would return soon and if he wasn’t up there would be some sort of juvenile shenanigans. He regretted asking his daughter’s mate to help him train for the mission. He was awake much too early.
“Why aren’t you off celebrating your mating?” Avaraz hollered to Caine.
“Already did this morning…twice.”
“I did not need to hear that.”
Coming soon I have the follow up to The Deadliest Secret that I am working furiously on. It is The Deadliest Game where we get to learn more about Darrien, see Gwen make changes, and both face more dangers and deceit than ever before.
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