Exclusive Interview with
When did you start writing?
When I was 8 years old
What makes writing your passion?
I literally can't go a day without writing! It's my oxygen!
How long have you been writing?
I'm 62 and started when I was 8, so.......54 years,
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
A high, higher than anything I've ever felt before.
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
I write only about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who simply can't live without them.
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
All the marketing!
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
Never had it.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
These stories simply have to come out of my head! They've lived in their sososos long they need air, LOL. To new writers - write the book you want to read.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Never give up!
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
Yes and I laugh at the bad ones and think, well, he/she/ didn't like that one. They won't be reading me again.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
That I've done well and accomplished what I set out to do.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Many many many times.
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
None. The only thing we have in common is that we are girls.
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
More - because it needs to hook the reader in 1.1 seconds to see if they even want to look at the blurb.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I'll talk to a rock! I love people and will talk anytime anyone wants me to.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?