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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I think it was after I finished my first story, and realized how much I enjoyed bringing characters to life.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It took me about a year to write my first book, Hidden Threat, and about the same to finish my second, Slave. However the time invested really depends on the amount of research I have to do. Hidden Threat required minimal research on Matthew’s past profession, however with Slave, I was researching an entire lifestyle of one of my main characters. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I’ve spent on that one.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I try to write something every day, even if it’s just for ten or fifteen minutes. I’m most productive first thing in the morning. Ideas seem to be more focused and fresh at that time of day, although I’ve been known to write well into the night at times as well.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t outline my stories on paper. Instead, I create a rough outline in my head and it becomes a running story in my mind for however long it takes me to write it. I ususally fall asleep thinking about what will happen next, and wake up with twists and turns I can wait to write down and see where they lead me.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Ideas for my books comes from just about everywhere. I’ve gotten ideas from television, other stories, movies, and life in general. My brain seems to be always thinking ‘what if’. I do my research on the internet in one shape or form. There are websites out there dedicated to just about anything. I’ve also been fortunate to meet some really great people who’ve allowed me access to their wealth of knowledge on certain subjects.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote my first story about 4 years ago, so I was 29. I’ve had stories floating around in my head for as long as I can remember, but I had never written them down before then.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I do a lot of reading and chatting with my friends. I also enjoy signing and spending time with my husband and four cats.

What does your family think of your writing?
They are really excited. My mom can’t stop telling everyone that her daughter is a published author.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I was actually good at it, and that people wanted to read my stories. It still throws me from time to time when I talk to readers.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve written two books so far. I write what I like to read, I’m not sure I have a favorite.

Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writers? If so, what are they?
First of all, write, and write what you enjoy reading. You are going to be attached to their characters for a long time so you’d better like them. Second, get a friend or group of friends to read and give you feedback. You also need to get a beta or an editor. No matter how good you are at grammar, you are going to miss things in your own story or write a sentence that makes perfect sense to you but is nonsense to the rest of us.
Do you like to create books for adults?
Sure I do. I write the types of stories I like to read.
What do you think makes a good story?
A good plot with characters readers can relate to. The plot has to hold the readers attention. It can’t be too predictable. But the characters have to be realistic as well. Perfect characters without flaws tend to lose the readers attention after a while.
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