Do you have a muse or a person who inspires you to write? Tell us about them:
Only the voices in my head. They’re extremely persistent and jabber away at the most inconvenient times, but, I’ll admit, I miss them when they go off and pester someone else.
Of all the books you have written, tell us about your favorite one and why it was your favorite:
My WIP is always my favorite book because I’m so caught up in the story and with the characters. As to the ones I’ve already released, I honestly can’t pick a favorite. I love all of them equally.
What book are you working on right now? Do you have a release date you can share with us?
I’m working on a cozy mystery – my first in that genre – titled Finn-agled. It’s still, sort of, in the development stage, so I’m not going to share too much, except to say I’m having a blast writing it and, hopefully, you’ll love reading it. There’s no firm release date yet; only that I’m planning to hit publish in the next few months.
Other than writing, what else are you passionate about?
My hubs, my fur babies, and Earl Grey tea, in that order. Though, some days, a cup of hot tea just hits the spot, you know?
What have you found to be the most difficult part of being an author?
It depends on which day you ask. Most of the time, I’d answer marketing, because promoting myself and my products is in no way my forte. However, self-doubt is also an emotion I struggle with. I’ve published fifteen books to date and in the middle of each one I’ve questioned if what I’ve written is any good and should I even bother finishing the story. Then I shake it off, get back to work, and write the best book I know how.
We want to come visit your library. What books might we find on your shelves that we wouldn’t expect to find?
My collection of children’s books might surprise you. A few favorites I acquired through Ebay or from used booked stores, but most are the actual copies I owned as a child. And, while I doubt the shelves lined with romances would astonish you, the books by Dean Koontz and the Kellermans – Jonathan and Faye – might raise an eyebrow or two as they’re a departure from the romance/thrillers I usually read.
Tell us about your most memorable moment as an author:
There are too many to choose just one, but here are a few –
When I saw my very first book cover – the one for Here to Stay – for the first time. I cried. Happy tears, folks. Happy tears.
When I hit ‘Publish’ for the first time. Although, I still get that same thrill each time I send one of my babies out into the world.
Someone buying one of my books at my first book signing. Actually, this never gets old.
You’ve got a whole weekend to do whatever you want to do, how are you going to spend it?
Sleep, sleep, then, sleep some more! With a houseful of fur babies constantly needing my attention and more on my to-do list than I ever have hopes of finishing, sleeping in is a luxury. No; more like a pipe dream. Get it? Pipe ‘dream’…lol.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give a younger version of yourself?
Don’t sit around and wait for an invitation. If you want something, go for it!
Where can readers find you?
Instagram, Book + Main, and BookBub. And, thanks for having me on your blog today, Teresa. I enjoyed being here.