Current Release: Celtic Storms - Celtic Steel, #1
Describe your current release in two sentences?
Celtic Storms is a romantic suspense novel filled with mystery, villains, witchcraft, murder and heroes. Set in 15th century Ireland; it has all the elements of a highlander adventure along with the paranormal mystique found in the pagan religious symbolism of the time.
What was your childhood ambition?
I actually spent many years pursuing that dream and worked in the legal field for over twenty years. I never dreamed of writing fiction; although I've written plenty non-fiction projects. My husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday last August - and I've been hooked ever since. Of course, being the type-A personality that I am (and I'm also a Leo) I thought to myself - I can do that too!
If you could time travel, where would you travel to and why?
I hate surprises - so I guess the future would be great - and bad all at the same tine. At least if I could travel to the future, when I come back and actually experience it the second time - it wouldn't be as much of a surprise.
Please describe your writing environment.
I tend to write about what I dream about. I draw inspiration from reading myself; as well as watching period films or movies. I love, love, love anything renaissance or otherworldly; and visionaries who have the ability to combine the two are my favorite. I make a deliberate effort to meditate before bedtime each evening on either the subject of a new scene I am writing or my desire for a new idea in my work; and it just so happens - when I sleep - I dream about what should be next in my story. It works every time.
What are you working on?
I am currently finishing up the second book in my Celtic Steel Series, Celtic Shores. It will have some definite surprises and twists most won't see coming. The scene digest for my third book, Celtic Skies is also coming along nicely.
Where do you want to travel?
I am planning a trip to Ireland this summer. My great grandfather was from Galway, Ireland and I have always wanted to visit there. Perhaps one day I will own my very own Irish castle!
What are your plans for the summer? Any books you are looking forward to?
Yes! I am so excited to be attending the RomCon 2012 Convention in Denver, Co this year in June. I am particularly looking forward to meeting all the wonderful romance novel fans and mixing and mingling with the hot male cover models. Yummy!
What has been the best way for you to engage readers? Face to Face / Chatting Online / Twitter / Facebook / Blogging
I've really enjoyed connecting with readers on Facebook - it's so easy to reach out and connect. I am hoping to schedule some actual chat sessions by subject matter in the future. I am also tinkering with the idea of having an advisory counsel assist on one of my future works - like having my fan base actually steer the story line. I think that would be a great experiment in creativity!
What is the best thing about being an author?
I'm still in my pajamas!
If you could live in a world created by an author, which book / world would you jump into?
Gone with the Wind. My absolute favorite work to date. I would hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of people struggling for their own rights as well as the rights of others. To see our country during that time period would be most humbling.
Thank you so much for your interest in my work! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my series.