Exclusive Interview with
When did you start writing?
What makes writing your passion?
How long have you been writing?
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
Who is your favorite author? Why?
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
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.
What would you say to your readers?
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I'm a mom of two human's in training, a third if you count my husband. I live in Seattle, I say Seattle because that's easier than saying an unknown town near Seattle. And I am obsessed with butter chicken, if you don't know what I'm talking about, it is not chicken slathered in butter, well kind of. It's a delicious Indian curry (spiced tomato butter sauce) that is tasty with rice, with naan bread, on top of pizza, or inside of a burrito wrap. Just eat it. Butter chicken is all around my favorite food.
What is your day job if you have one?
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Haha, if you're a parent you laugh at the idea of free time, but I make time to narrate audiobooks when I'm not writing my own fantasy books. So, basically if I find time it's consumed with story whether I'm recording it for audiobooks, writing it, or reading it. Once upon a time I used to design and make my own clothes, but now I sneak away at night to watch Oriville while the kids are sleeping.
Did you have a happy childhood?
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
I have loads planned outside of the Acatalec Series, or the Divine Series. A few upcoming projects are a Medusa Retelling, a fae adventure romance, and even a few fated-mates stories including one with a werewolf, and another with aliens. So many stories to tell, and here I am procrastinating. Don't worry I'll get to them, technically they are already written.... I just need to spend the time to edit them for public consumption. What did I just say? Yes, I did just say that they are already written. I have 5 books with drafts already completed. In what order I edit and bring them out to the world really depends on my VIP readers, the people who sign up for my newsletter and answer my surveys when it comes time to decide my next project. I like to talk about author updates, sneak previews of books, share giveaways and free books, as well as opportunities to become an ARC reader to read all these goodies before anyone else. Right now I have the Prequel to Kingdom of Acatalec available free for everyone who joins the newsletter.
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on this one, but the allure of being a vampire is really the ability to be immortal and the added neatness of never having to waste time eating or going to the bathroom again.
So, wish one would be to have eternal youth and health. There are much too many books to read, and I must have enough time to read them all.
Technically, that wish might count as two wishes.
And well, my final wish would be that science discovers the solution to stopping the deterioration of our genetics every time that our cells duplicate, which would increase the human lifespan by hundreds of years within the next 5 years making the "cure" to aging available as a common vaccination for all humankind. Then everyone would have more time to read more books. Haha. It's possible.
What is your favorite music?
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