What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career?
I always have some kind of story running through my head. I needed an outlet for my imaginary worlds that could no longer be content to be contained in my head. My friend and fellow author, Airicka Phoenix, encouraged me to write my stories down. So I started doing that but I was always left with just the beginning of the story and then my mind would move on to something else, until the day I was sitting in an empty classroom and put the scene stuck in my head on to paper. That day is the day that started my journey into the author world.
How many paranormal books do you currently have out with titles please?
At the moment I only have one paranormal novella by the title of IN HER EYES.
Do you have a favorite paranormal book or movie/tv show?
Favorite tv show is Teen Wolf (Dylan O’Brien, need I say more?) I can’t say I have a favorite paranormal book because I have too many I love. Favorite paranormal movie Underworld and Resident Evil.
If paranormal creatures really existed and you could choose to be any one of your choice what would you pick and why?
I would pick a vampire because they were the first paranormal creatures that fascinated me.
What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
The most challenging thing for me is getting my book out there and getting people to believe in you and take a chance on your book. It’s hard promoting yourself especially when I write under a pen name so not all your hundreds of book friends know you have a book out there. I try to keep my book life from my personal life.
If you could co-write a brand new paranormal book with anyone of your choosing who would it be and why?
I’d have to say if I could choose anyone it would be Quinn Loftis. I admire her as an author and a person. I think it would be an awesome experience to work with her. Also she knows how to write hot overprotective but loving guys and strong willed girls, and have you met her Grey Wolves? If not I suggest you check them out, they will make you swoon and the girls will make you laugh (especially Jen).
Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
I’ve been working with a friend to write a longer and slightly darker version of IN HER EYES. It has a dual POV. I’m also working on a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
That being an author is an easy job. It is hard work and time consuming so when life happens sometimes you have to put it aside to tend to real world duties and issues.
If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
I would to South Asia and South America (I know I’m cheating and naming two places but the reason I also said South America is because our church is doing a mission trip to Peru and when one of our leaders were working on organizing the trip, he was told Sex Trafficking is a huge problem there) where there is an abundance of Human/Sex Trafficking and work with organizations to help victims heal and have restoration so they can move past this atrocity they went through to being able to go on with their lives. Also helping rescue these women and children is dangerous operation but my daughter and I dream of being a part of a rescue team to free these precious souls from their nightmare.
Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
At the moment I prefer online events because there’s less expense that goes into an online event. There’s no having to find a vendor and arranging travel and lodging. It’s easier for more people to attend online. However, with live events you get to actual meet your fans face to face in a more personal way.