Current Release: Sidekick
What's your book about?
I like to think that Sidekick is just like Cinderella…if Cinderella wanted to be a superhero instead of a princess.
What should readers expect from you titles?
Humor! I’ve tried to write seriously. It’s sad, drippy stuff. Nobody likes sad, drippy stuff. I sure don’t.
What books have you analyzed to help grow yourself as an author?
I would say Janet Evanovich’s books. I admire the way she is able to create and then deliver a humorous situation. Ha! Right now I’m imagining Stephanie Plum being chased by geese. Good times.
What's next for you as an author?
I am working away on the sequel to Sidekick. I love writing Bremy’s character; it’s like having Lucille Balle for a best friend.
What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
I’m not sure it’s my favorite way, but I often wander around the house looking for snacks.
If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?
Mark Twain! Mark Twain is the man. I would probably end up going all fangirl… and then I would have to explain the whole concept of fangirl-ism, but I think it would be an overall good time.
If you could travel to another time, would you choose past or future or would you stick where you are at? And Why?
As a Doctor Who fan, I ponder this question quite a bit. My answer always changes. Today I would like to go to a Great Gatsby style party, wearing a long sleek dress at some fabulous mansion on Long Island’s North Shore. Oh! But my husband (or David Tennant…or Matt Smith) would have to come with me. I’m terrible at small talk.
What's a writing day like for you?
Okay, you asked for it. I’m going to be completely honest here…and honesty is rarely pretty. Now, in my defense, the following schedule has only been the norm for the last month or so. Sidekick is my debut novel, and it’s all pretty exciting in a terrifying kind of way.
1) Drop off kids at school.
2) Drink coffee.
3) Stalk Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter etc.
4) Ignore voice that says Get Writing and go eat peanut butter.
5) Listen to voice and open WIP (work-in-progress).
6) Hover fingers over keyboard…then drop them when the phone rings.
7) Discuss with best friend important matters such as the decline of the golden age of soap operas, and new books she is reviewing for her blog.
8) Get off phone when friend says, “You should really go write something.”
9) Stare at WIP then decide it’s vitally important to work out immediately.
10) Come back to WIP sweaty and tired.
11) Write maybe a hundred words then break for lunch.
12) Come back to WIP with full belly and start writing.
13) Come to realization that writing isn’t scary at all…it’s actually fun.
14) Fall deep into the writing groove, get to really cool part, then realize it’s time to pick kids up from school.
15) Grumble about there not being enough hours in the day.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Introvert. I am resisting the impulse to write that in All Caps. I’m not saying that I don’t like people. I love people. But I have thought, on more than one occasion, when the phone has dared to ring, Who is that? What do they want from me? Don’t they know I’m watching Sherlock?
Thank you for having me by!