I’m a new-ish writer, so I’m still developing a style. It’s was my habit to just puke my ideas down and then “boom” I’ve got a story. Worked like a charm for book one. Book two was a bit more difficult because I suddenly had parameters from book one that I had to work within. Book three was where I decided that I’d never write another series without a lengthy outline, again–live and learn.
I’m making a serious effort to carve out at least three to four hours a day to write, but sometimes that time is overshadowed with editing, marketing, or the family. I am doing better. 😉
I plan to continue to learn and grow as a writer until I die, so I’m sure I’ll have new processes as I grow… I mean go. 😉
2. What inspires you to write?
Movies, TV, other books, dreams, and my own weird imagination. I love to meld the ordinary into the paranormal. Sort of like a surprising magical world is just hiding under the surface of the everyday life we all know.
3. Writing is considered a dream job by many, but what if you were granted the opportunity for a true, magical ‘dream job’. What would it be and why?
This would be it! Seriously, I’ve always imagined this was impossible for me to have. Sure, my dream would be that my stories become half as popular as some of my favorite authors, but I’m pretty happy as a published author. My dream did include writing my stories from a villa in Italy. Does that count?
4. You are standing on a stage, addressing a high school auditorium of teenage creative writers. What advice would you impart to them about the craft and the career path of being a writer?
I know it’s been said by so many writers before me but its still true–Read and write every day. “The more you read, the better you’ll write. The more you write, the better your story will read.” – RK Close 😉
5. You’re stranded in a snowed in cabin, well stocked up on food, but no internet. What is on your emergency book shelf?
Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. I’ve read the entire series at least three times and I’m certain that I’ll eventually do it again. It’s the story that I could never get enough of.
Where to find her:
“Never talk to monsters, especially the beautiful ones.”
Any other news or updates you would like to share?
Red Dream (book 3) of the Vampire Files Trilogy will be published in the first half of 2018!
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