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When did you start writing?
In high school
What makes writing your passion?
I am a storyteller. Creating a story that lives and breathes makes it my passion.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since high school. I wrote my first novel in 2014.
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
I was excited and proud.
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
The characters are ordinary people doing thing that my readers relate to.
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
The fact that if you aren’t a celebrity or already know chances are no matter how good your books are they don’t get the publicity and recognition.
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
I usually take a break. The ideas will come.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
My readers keep me going. When I hear they love my book and can’t wait to read more.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
I would have gotten started earlier and published sooner.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
I cannot please everyone. It’s hard to take criticism, I try to get something positive out of the negative reviews.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
I love it. When I know the reader read the entire book and gets my style and enjoyed the story I feel elated.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
I have taken the characteristics of several people including myself and create a single character.
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
Yes me and several friends.
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
I think it should encore the reader in so it is very important.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I like to connect with readers and do not mind chatting with them.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
I love to be recognized and am very happy to be appreciated.
Who is your favorite author? Why?
I have many favorites I read as often as I can but one favorite is Nora Roberts.
She has a flare with magical mysteries.
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
No they have their place.
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
I wouldn’t switch places, that would mean I would give up my own wonderful life.
What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.
I’m sorry you are so unhappy that you would try to destroy someone else’s dreams.
What would you say to your readers?
I would thank them for their support in my writing future.
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I live in sunny Florida. I am married had have two grown children.
What is your day job if you have one?
I am an administrative assistant
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
I love the beach, I spend my free time enjoying the sun, sand and ocean.
Did you have a happy childhood?
I had a great childhood I grew up on the coast of Southern California.
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
My 8th grade teacher said I needed to delve deeper into what I am writing. I might one day be good.
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
I am working on one now.
I write about everyday people who get into extraordinary situations.
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
We need to teach more about personal finances and less about personal political views.
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
A cure for cancer
The government to follow the constitution
My books to be put in front of more people
What is your favorite music?
I like all music but alternative would be my favorite
Share a secret with us 🙂
Animals understand more than humans think.