Current Release: Where Bluebirds Fly
Describe your current release in two sentences?
Outlander meets Children of the Corn.
What have you had to give up to pursue your writing career?
Sleep. Free time. ;)
What are you working on?
I am currently working on a non-fiction book about sensory processing disorder and a Historical Romantic Suspense called The Violet Hour. Set in Charleston in 1890 around the backdrop of the first seaside amusement park in the United States. The story has elements of element chemistry, the multiverse (string theory) and of course, love. ;)
What is your ultimate writing goal?
To write full time; which is most writer's goal I imagine.
Do you have a comfort food? What is it?
Hmm. Coffee with flavored creamer.
Where is your favorite place to write?
On my deck, in the sunshine, overlooking the deep woods. In fall, the leaves are brilliant and in spring, daffodils stretch as far as the eye can see.
In winter...anywhere with my fuzzy socks and a portable heater. And the cat nearby.
What career fields have you worked in?
I am currently a pediatric occupational therapist, specializing in Sensory and Autistic Spectrum....and I suppose feeding as well now. I am a teacher of therapy too. I subcontract book videos.
As a teen I had all the typical teen jobs-but once in college-I worked in a Lung Health Research study. (can you spell N.E.R.D.)
What are your plans for the next year? Any books you are looking forward to?
I want to finish the non-fiction and The Violet Hour...and see if any sequels pop up from books published this year. I have tentative sequels planned for BONESEEKER, Heart Murmurs and Where Bluebirds Fly.
Obviously I have a lot of notebooks lying around with plots and story kernels, waiting to pop.
How was your road to publication?
Odd. Atypical. I got my first contract with a small press without belonging to a writer's organization. I joined RWA and learned so much. I am agented, continue to write for small press, self-pubbed one book and still intend on traditional NY as well. In the dayjob I learned early not to keep all eggs in one basket, so spreading the literary eggs is just habit I suppose.
If you could time travel, where would you travel to and why?
Hmm. 1900? And leave before the war lol. I would most likely have been a scandalous lady due to my lack of conformity lol.
If you could live in a world created by an author, which book / world would you jump into?
I honestly can't choose just one. I have a huge goodreads profile and read across genres. That's the fabulous thing about books, right? A new world every week. ;)
Thanks for reading. I have a book coming out in March 2012 called Heart Murmurs about cellular memory; how 20 percent of transplant recipients claim to inherit their donors memories. What would happen if that donor was murdered? Or from another time and place?
Thanks for having me, Tammie.