Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m from what I call Middle-Merica aka Missouri. I started writing in 2014, but my love of writing grew from my love of reading. I’ve been married for over twenty-five years, have two beautiful children, and have one amazing granddaughter named Romy.
Writing is truly a passion that has saved me many times in my almost fifty years, including the last several. I love making up fictional worlds, and characters that I can sink my teeth into and hope readers will fall deeply in love with when they read one of my stories. I’ve written over forty-six books, I believe I’m at forty-eight, but only forty-six are currently published, and have no plan to stop anytime soon.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book was Bad Wolf, which is the first book in my Iron Wolves Next Generation series. I’ve been wanting to write the children of the first Iron Wolves series, but I didn’t want to “age” my original characters, so I found a way to do it and since it’s paranormal I think I did it LOL.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if it’s unusual, but I eat red hots the little candy by the coffee cup full LOL. I also listen to music while I write and tend to find I will add little lines of lyrics into my stories in some odd ways LOL. My readers have called them “Easter Eggs”.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh, soo many, but the biggest is Desiree Holt, who I am so very grateful for as she helped me get published way back in the beginning by critiquing my first story and being one of my very best friends to this day. Also, Carrie Ann Ryan has been a font of knowledge and always supported me, and Caitlyn O’Leary has been such an amazing friend and author. The list could go on and on.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a couple which is driving me crazy because I’m one of those authors who likes to work on one at a time, but I am trying a new thing LOL. So, I’m writing Royally Ruthless for an anthology and Royally Inked, along with the next in my Iron Wolves Next Generation.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook for sure.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My best advice for new authors is to of course write the story you feel. And then to get a good editor. After that, get a good cover. If you skimp on those two things, you are short-changing not only yourself but the readers.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Sylvia Day told me when I first started out that I should write three books before I hit submit. She said that a new author should have three stories in their catalog ready to roll so that they’re not always behind. Which totally makes sense. I think I would give that same advice because I feel like I’m always behind now LOL.
What are you reading now?
I am reading or rather re-reading Diana Palmer Wyoming Tough. When I’m writing I never read the same genre that I’m writing and since I’m bouncing between two different series I am reading an old favorite that is nothing like I write.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m going to finish these books darn it. LOL Then onto the next in the Iron Wolves Next Generation series.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Oh, man…I love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series soo hard. Acheron slayed me, but Styxx did me in. I keep waiting for more dang it. However, Diana Palmer was the first romance author I read and I will always love every story that she puts out and I don’t care that she still uses words like “sidewinder” lol.