• 1) Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

    Brice came about when I wondered what the world might be like with supernatural integrated as part of the society, not as creatures of the night or secrets. I thought about all the discontent in society with the differences in cultures and I wanted a world where the “melting pot” allowed for surprises. Then I loved the idea of humanity being necessary for the life of our planet. And last, I wanted a Happily Ever After of equals, though at first glance, A Polar Bear and a Volcanic Rabbit…

  • 2) What are you currently working on?

    A little bit of everything. The next book in the Fate-Match universe…Hank is finding commitment hard to avoid. A couple of Science-Fiction romances with strong women and the out-world men they love. And certainly not least, I love the cozy-ish mystery.  I am just not sure what will hit the streets first, we will just have to wait and see.

  • 3) Do you Believe in “writer’s block”?

    I believe in “Writer Distraction”. A busy life can be very distracting.

    To get back on track I do it all:

    • I read a lot, fiction of all kinds, though I gravitate towards urban fantasy/romance.
    • The books I have found most helpful Craft books.
    • Impasse for a fight scene, I read writing fight scene books.
    • Trying to develop a religion for an unknown world, I read worldbuilding books.
    • I read other writers’ advice blogs
    • I take online writing classes that cover specialize subjects: history, marketing, plotting, editing, dialogue, science fiction, romance, and the list goes on.
  • 4) What are a couple of your favorite stories?

    Poul Anderson’s “Operation Chaos

    Anne McCaffrey’s “Dragonriders of Pern” Series

  • 5) If you could tell your younger-writing-self anything, what would it be?

    Do not wait to finish your stories. Not finishing my stories at a young age became the hardest habit I am still trying to break.

  • 6) What is the best thing about being a writer?

    Creating, writing, and sharing stories.

  • 7) What is your advice for aspiring writers?

    As a new writer myself, I have read advice from other writer’s blogs.

    As a self-publishing author, I suggest having more than one book almost ready. Multiple books ready will give you a chance to release books on a timely schedule.

    I have also found that it is important to make a writing environment where you can be comfortable in for hours. Just do not forget to stretch your legs intermittently.

  • 8) What comes first, the plot or characters?

    In most cases, I am a character-based “What If” writer.

    What if – supernatural humans were part of our everyday world and the earth thrived on the magic of human happiness.

    What if – she spent her whole life under a microscope because of her childhood illness and her first step outside the protection a dead body lays at her feet.

    What if – He did not want to inherit the mantle of the Empire.

    What if – the young girl discovered her invisible friend was a live pastel pink dragon.

    Once I have the what if, I end up with the Who, then the

  • 9) What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

    Professional editing – I know most of us, self-publishing authors, it is a struggle in the beginning and one of the reasons I do not produce quickly. Professional editing makes a huge difference.

    Professional Cover design – packaging is everything.

  • 10) How do you get inspired to write?
    • Everything inspires.
    • Some of the stories I am working on now I developed while in the real world, jotting them down in a small notebook I kept on me… (now some digital notes on my phone).
    • Conversations with family and friends.
    • Things I read on the internet.
    • Folklore.
    • Causal observances.