Current Release: Waking Up Immortal
Describe your current release in two sentences?
An immortal falls headlong into danger and love with a man who is more machine than human and suffers the consequences of her immortality.
Please describe your writing environment.
I usually write in my bed with my laptop after eleven at night so everything is quiet. I like it semi-dark (I only use a small lamp), and while I can write while listening to music, my preference is to just hear the sounds of the night outside my window.
What are you working on?
As soon as I finish the final edits for Waking Up Immortal, I'll be starting the second book in the Universal Security Series which will is the continuing story of the two main characters.
What do you feel blessed with?
Life. Breath. Friends. The ability to write. Everything, really. Though I've had some challenges in my life (who hasn't?), I feel blessed every day to wake up and know it's another chance to live life more fully.
What was your childhood ambition?
I think I wanted to be a schoolteacher if I remember correctly. Childhood was so long ago for me. LOL But once I started writing when I was sixteen, that took precedence in my mind. I never wanted anything else after that. It just took me several years to be able to do it and make a living at it.
What is your favorite TV show?
Without a doubt, Bones. The chemistry between David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel is palpable. That, combined with the humor and action, makes for a terrific ongoing romance book being played out on the screen.
What career fields have you worked in?
Really only just one. I was a paralegal up until I left my job to write full-time. Before that, I was involved in the legal field in some way as I started out as a runner then moved up to secretary and on up the ladder.
What are your plans for the summer? Any books you are looking forward to?
I traveled to Spain in June which was a big part of my summer. I had been looking forward to it for ten months. I'm planning another trip in April.
The one book I'm looking forward to the most is the final book in Sarra Cannon's Peachville High Demons' series. I finished the 5th one a couple of months back, and now I'm anxious to read the tale that wraps up the arc.
How was your road to publication?
Rocky. I got started with a scam agent, got involved with a publishing company that wasn't any better, fell hard several times, and finally found myself on solid footing after about ten years of not knowing what I was doing. But along the way, I learned a lot, met a lot of friends who I'm still close with to this day, and the rejection slips will make a nice wallpaper some day whenever I have the time to use them.
If you could time travel, where would you travel to and why?
I'd like to go back to the fifties. Love, love, love that time period. The cars, the hairstyles, the clothing, the music—everything about it. I still listen to music from that era, and one day, I want to own a 1950 DeSoto.
If you could live in a world created by an author, which book / world would you jump into?
The world of Twilight but only if I could be Esme Cullen. I love Peter Facinelli.
I'm always so grateful to my readers. They continue to support me after all these years, and I can't thank them enough!