Current Release: The Break-in
What's your book about?
The Break-in is about a roboticist, Dr. Forbes Pohle, and his encounter with a gang of thieves who break into his home in search of super sensitive files. What the thieves don't know, however, is that their point man, Oliver Lennox, is the younger version of a time traveler Forbes knows quite intimately. Forbes, and his robot cat Jeepers, must thwart the thieves and convince Oliver that switching sides will allow both of them to have a happily ever after.
What should readers expect from you titles?
I love quirky characters. They tend to get themselves into humorous situations in my books or at least find themselves in interesting places. I'm also drawn to the established relationship. I love First Times but my experience is with staying with someone you love, waiting for that someone if they're absent, or working through problems with someone by your side. I write First Time meetings, but I also write about long-term love.
What's next for you as an author?
I'm writing more science fiction, a little paranormal, and another mystery. I can't seem to settle on a genre, so expect that whatever has my name attached will be character driven and a little quirky.
What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
I'm such a geek. My favorite way to procrastinate when I'm writing is to look up words. I'll look up synonyms, look up definitions, and even look up the origins of words and phrases when I'm on a roll. I am continually amazed by language. Did you know that the word "debugging" actually comes from a female computer scientist named Grace Hopper, who literally had to clean moths from inside the five-ton, room-sized Mark I computer at Harvard back in the forties?
If you could travel to another time, would you choose past or future or would you stick where you are at? And Why?
It's so funny. I write about time travel but I'm not really interested in trying it. I'm kind of bummed by the fact that the past is never going to be as convenient as the present. I love television, the internet, microwaves, cars, and air conditioning too much! And although I want to believe that the future is bright or at least recognizable to the present, I watch too many dystopian movies to be absolutely certain of it. With my luck, I'd travel into the future and immediately be dissected for vaccines.
What's a writing day like for you?
My writing day starts early at five a.m. I love that time of day. It's quiet and dark and the rest of the world seems to be asleep. I thrive in the quiet, the words flowing faster than my fingers can type. If its a weekday, that might be my only time to write other than a quick lunch break or an hour or two before bedtime. On the weekends, it's different. I close the door to my writing room and only emerge for a quick lunch and dinner, glutting myself on words and writing.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Like many writers, I'm an introvert. But don't assume I hate large gatherings or meeting new people because I love both those things. I regularly go to conventions (at least two a year) and am surrounded by thousands of strangers there. But they're only strangers until I meet them. My introversion usually manifests in needing a little alone time each day to recharge. It is absolutely essential that I have a comfy blanket, a cat to curl up with, and some quiet time to reflect and center myself.
Thank you so much for reading my interview! I hope you'll check out The Break-in. After all, quirky characters fall in love, too...