Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:
Hmm. That's a tough one. I'm not one to talk about myself very much. (giggle) Well... I'm a mother to four, one of them—the youngest—is a special need child. I am also the mother in law to one. I have no grandchildren as of yet.
I love all types of art. Books, writing, music, drawing, painting, sculpting, anything artsy draws my attention.
I'm also a pretty big nerd. I love all things mythological and scientific. Anything that attempts to explain the mysteries of the universe. I love looking deep into religion, astrology and archeology. I love the SyFy, Science and History channels.
Shoot! Just slap an enormous dunce hat on my head that says “Huge Nerd Walking”. (Laughing)
I suppose that I'm just the eclectic friend that everyone has, only without the hippie part.
What made you do decide to become an author?
I had recently become unemployed. I'd been a Montessori Preschool teacher for a while. The county in which I lived was having a massive layoff of teachers. I fell in that group. The work search wasn't panning out very well, and I had nothing better to do. So as I was accustomed to doing, I was drowning my worries in a good book. The Twilight Saga, to be exact—for the 4th time. And when I read the very last sentence of the very last book, I closed it and thought to myself. “If they can do it, why can't I?”
It was like a reflex. Instantly, the opening scene of my first book filled my minds eye. And bam! That's how it happened.
Who are your favorite authors, and how have they influenced your writing?
I have several favorite authors. Too many to mention. However, none of them influenced my writing. What they did do though, was introduce me into the art of writing. They showed me that there is beauty in literature.
Where can we find you online?
Tell us about your book:
I have a few of them. I guess I'll tell you about my upcoming release MarcoAntonio and Amaryllis. MarcoAntonio and Amaryllis is a medieval, interracial, paranormal, romance novel. It's a story which stretches many genres. There is adventure, drama, comedy. There is a little bit for everyone.
Marco is a Spanish knight and nobleman, while Amaryllis is an English Lady. The time setting is in the year 1585 during the Anglo-Spanish War.
It's been compared to the likes of Romeo and Juliet, and Tristan and Isolde. Things which I do not take lightly, as the compliment therein is flabbergasting. I mean, when did I ever imagine that a story which I wrote would impact the world in that way? Making them think that it's a transcendental love story of which to take note is a huge deal.
Everyone has their idiosyncrasies, what’s yours?
Do we have all day? (Laughing)
Hmm. Let's see.
1) I don't like my food to touch.
2) I hate wet bread.
3) I brush my teeth 3 times a day.
4) I have an order for everything.
5) I separate my M&M's by color then eat them in number order, ensuring that the group with the least amount of M&M's gets eaten first. I also do this with my Skittles.
Do I sound crazy yet? (Laughing)
What’s your favorite book turned movie and why?
What Dreams May Come, definitely! There is something so powerful about the possibility of boundless, eternal love and soul mates. Something so overwhelming of a love so powerful that one is willing to give up heaven, if need be, just to be with the person they love more than anything. I get chills just thinking about it.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
I'm in the absolute a multi-genre reader. I enjoy them all. However, IF I were forced to choose, I'll have to say Paranormal Romance, then Sci-Fi.
Which do you do more, read or write, and why?
I do them equally. I'm part of a profession review board so that is what helps in making my reading to writing ratio about even.
There was a time however when I read more. Then there was the time that I wrote more. But now, as it stands, they are about even.
What is your writing process like, and what’s your favorite part of it?
There's a process? (Laughing) I had no idea that there was a process. I just write.
You see, I get these ideas in my head. These sparks, if you will, and just like that the characters come to life. When they do, they won't shut up until I write them out of my head. So, I sit at my handy-dandy PC, plug my headphone is and write.
That's about it.