Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a wife, mother of three miracles, award winning children’s author of the Poohlicious series, and advocate for Special Needs and Disabilities. I co-founded and co-host Writers Corner Live TV and Special Needs TV Shows. I am also a ghostwriter/book collaborator. I did not become a published author till my late 40’s.
I have written ten books. My third one just released June 2, 2021 and my middle grade reader releases Sept. 2021. I have an adult book that will come out sometime next year.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Poohlicious Oh the Wonder of Me is the third in my children’s series. My late in life surprise son inspired this series as well as children everywhere who need to know that how ever they came into this world is perfectly okay. Oh the Wonder of Me is about about the awkward, silly, quirkiness of childhood. Included are I AM statements to get children and families started using positive and empowering words.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
If writing in the car rider line, at practices, rehearsals, or while being surrounded by my children watching tv or playing instruments is unusual then my writing habits are definitely not normal. I squeeze every opportunity I can into writing when it presents itself. You can’t wait for the perfect moment or time. Creativity flows on it’s own time not ours. I also keep something to write on with me always or I use my voice recorder when an idea, thoughts, or words come. If you don’t write them down or record them when they come it never sounds the same trying to go back and remember.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
For children’s the greats like Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, A.A.Milne, Judy Blume always bring inspiration. I love rhyming and creating new silly words. It always makes kids laugh and if they are laughing then they are learning. Nature and just being around kids always provide material for writing. I also love the great spiritual teachers we are blessed with.
What are you working on now?
I am getting my middle grade reader ready for a Sept. 2021 release and working on an empowering journal for kids whether they have disabilities or not. I have an adult motivational book to get ready for release next year and then I will start a script for a TV show.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use my website, my social media sites, and my shows.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up. If you want to write then write. Don’t wait for the right time and space just do it. And you are never too old to start a writing career.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up on yourself or what you want to do. Hard work will pay off and always follow your gut instinct.
What are you reading now?
77 Letters by Susan P. Hunter. This is her debut book and it’s a true story based on her mother’s experience in the Vietnam War.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing a script for a TV Show and working on my next series. I will take what I have written for adults and put it into a book for college kids graduating and going out into the real world. And of course continuing my children’s series.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I can not say exactly because I have read so many.
I read a series about the ancient masters once that was very powerful and I just got done with Energy Speaks by Lee Harris which was very enlightening. I am in love with the children’s series by Natalie Reeves Billings about the family members being monsters. She is very creative.