I like romance of course, but I do like some surprising things. I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but I like zombie fiction. I also like women’s fiction, some thrillers, time travel novels, and really a little bit of everything except biographies. I usually don’t like them. Some of my favorite authors? Mark Tufo, Deborah Truscott, Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters, Kelly Martin, and many more.
What’s your favorite way to relax and recharge?
I know about being a slave to animals since we have a dog and three cats. Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?
How long have you been writing?
Since 2001 when my son wrote a book. It was good, so I decided to try writing for myself. It took a long time to get started, but once I did, the words kept coming and wouldn’t stop.
And we hope the words never stop, don’t we? Where do you prefer to write?
I can do either a PC or a laptop, and I can write in noise if I have to, but I love it to be quiet. Give me a cup of coffee or else a really cold glass of water, and I’m ready to go.
Water, tea helps me but best is a Dr Pepper. Are you a plotter or a panzer?
Panzer for sure! I tried plotting some things, but my characters were unhappy and kept wanting to change things up.
I’m a definite plotter but I take panzer-like detours along the way. Do you use real events or persons in your stories or as an inspiration for stories?
Not really. I mean sometimes I’ll hear about something, and I’ll think what a nice story it would be, but I usually make everything up. Except for Fortuna. Most of the incidents in Fortuna are based on real events that happened either to me or someone in my family. LOL. I had one reviewer say the book was unrealistic, but I’ve got news for her. Most of it really happened which proves that truth really is stranger than fiction.
Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?
I write everyday, but I don’t set goals. If things are going well, I write more. If not, I may write less.
Sounds sensible. I write every day also. What do you hope your writing brings to readers?
A lovely answer. What long-term plans do you have for your career?
I just plan to keep writing stories that please me in hopes that if I like them, so will other people.
What advice would you give to unpublished authors?
Share a fun fact readers wouldn’t know about you.
Share something about you that would surprise or shock readers.
Is your book a series? If so, how long? Family saga, other?
Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you?
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