Romantic Women's Fiction
Seeking refuge and facing gut-wrenching decisions, she is confronted not only with the past she left behind, but also with a love that never died - a love waiting for something to stoke the flames.
Plotter or Pantser? Why?
I HAVE to at least make a preliminary outline of my plot. They’re usually not very detailed, but if I don’t, I feel lost and get anxious when I sit down to write. Anxiety + writing are not a good combo.
What book are you reading now?
Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. It’s the third book in a sort-of series, which I loved. I’m not very far in yet, but I hope it is as good as the first two!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Ha! The first thing I remember wanting to be was a fashion designer. My parents bought me this large sketchbook where I used to draw dresses. Needless to say they were awful. I can only imagine my parents used to look at those and prayed I’d find something else I wanted, lol.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Honestly? Drink wine (I love going wine tasting, and I live near a lot of vineyards so this works for me), read, and garden.
Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? If so, how are you approaching it?
I did. I just turned 30, and I approached it bummed to be unable to say I’m in my twenties anymore, but hoping that the thirties will be ten times better.
At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
Though I was a psychology major, my senior year in college I realized it was what I really wanted. Too bad I hadn’t realized earlier because I could’ve changed my major and really done something about it, lol. I went on to write on and off the next handful of years, but it wasn’t until after I gave birth to my first child that I became determined to make it a reality.
How do you react to a bad review of your book?
Each one is like a stab in the heart, but you have to shrug it off and move on because a thick skin is required in this business. I remind myself of all the people (who left reviews and just ones I spoke to) who loved it.
Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
One Kindle formatted copy of Waiting on Hope
Ends July 14, 2012