I'm currently working on two different novels, Haunting, which is book #2 of The Willow Creek Vampires Series, and Take Me on, which is a contemporary rock star romance. When you're not writing, how do you spend your time? If I'm not doing something with my kids, I'm on Facebook or Twitter. I spend way too much time on social media.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually find them through reviews or teasers on Facebook from book bloggers. I also have been known to just type in a certain genre in the Amazon Kindle Store and see what pops up.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
When did you become an author (Thank you to Judy Fry for this question)?
I didn't start writing until I was almost 31 years old, and I'm 32 now. I always had an active imagination and very vivid dreams. One of the techniques I used for falling asleep was to start dreaming beforehand. What I mean by this, is that I would close my eyes and start to visualize myself somewhere else doing something completely different, and before I knew it, I was asleep. It wasn't until I got a little older that I realized not everyone was doing this, and I decided to take those images and stories I dreamed up and put them to paper. My first novel was published in March of this year.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escape. That's the greatest joy for me. I get to escape into another world when I write. Not that my life stinks, because it doesn't at all. I like to think of writing as a mini-vacation (at least when things are going smoothly and I'm not stuck on an idea).
What do your fans mean to you?
I am thankful for every fan I have. When I first published Craving, I was okay with no one ever reading it. I was proud to have just published something. But then something crazy happened. People started sending messages telling me how much they loved the story. I was floored. I never expected anyone to read it, let alone love it. My fans are awesome and I love every single one of them!
What do you see in the future as part of your career as an author (Thanks to Crystal Miles Gauthier for this question)?
Simply to keep writing. I think most authors aspire to be the next big thing, but realistically I know there is a very small chance of that happening, so if I can keep writing in any capacity, I'm happy. If I had my way, I'd love to be able to make some sort of a living with my writing. It doesn't have to be a rich, lavish lifestyle, but if I could devote my time to writing instead of a regular 9 to 5, that'd be wonderful. Another thing I hope to accomplish is to continue to book some author signings at both big and small events. I'd love to meet people who enjoyed reading my work.
What bugs you the most about books being written these days (Thanks to Crystal Miles Gauthier for this question)?
That's a tough one! I'd say the biggest thing that irks me that I've noticed recently is when authors release their books in sections and market it as a series. A series, in my opinion, is to have separate books with their own story and conclusion that sets up the next book subtly. I don't believe a series is a cluster of 4 or 5 chapters of a book released periodically. I mean, I get it. It's a way to capitalize on your work, but I think readers end up getting pissed off when they realize just how much they've spent in the end for essentially one novel. I don't want to piss off the fans I have and deter new readers from giving me a chance. I guess I believe in more bang for your buck.