I recently came across an author that has several books out and I had the privilege of reviewing one of them and boy what an amazing writer. Her book Obligations hooked me and I cannot wait to read more by her. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. You can read the book review by clicking HERE!
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How did you come up with the idea for the book Obligations?
I have always been interested in the afterlife, spirits and that type of thing. I thought about someone dying and going to another realm and then I thought about something evil lurking around and all fell into place. Although I do have these dreams and a lot of my work comes from them. Some I admit are nightmares, but I do try to have uplifting endings that are a lot nicer than some of those nightmares.
Who is your biggest supporter and why?
I would have to say my husband, married 30 years he always supports me. My readers have encouraged me so much and also others in my family. Anyone who knows me knows books have been my world since I was a child. First reading, then reviewing and then finally writing in 2012.
How many books have you written to date?
I just published my ninth novel, Pacific Passage, on March 8th. I have started writing my tenth novel also. It is going to be based on a true story, but will be fiction.
What was the hardest part about writing Obligations?
I’d say the hardest part was trying to make the place that Josh crossed over to as beautiful and special as I feel it should be. Another thing was trying to make the readers see the evil person in the novel as looking normal except to Josh.
Do you have a favorite author and how have they inspired the writer that you are today?
I have so many favorite writers. I love the classic writers Dickens, Steinbeck, H.G. Wells and Verne. Of course Stephen King has to be my favorite author. I read everything and everyone, and I love to do reviews. I am not much of a romance fan, but will read it sometimes also.
Is there anything specific that you would like your readers to know about you?
Just that I am thankful to readers it takes their imagination along with mine to complete my books. Two people can read the same book and come away from the reading with totally different experiences.
Of all the books that you have written which do you connect with most and why?
I love “Tunnels” because my characters took over during the writing and it became a science fiction/supernatural story. I have to say “Obligations” has more of things I believe in contained in it. Like the auras and the trip to a better place when we die. Even the whole life after life experience is special to me.
What type of writer would you consider yourself?
Hardest question ever! I write supernatural suspense but with a touch of spiritual. I just write what I feel. “Foretold” is about the predictions of the ending of the world, and BA-47 is more conspiracy, which I also love to add in to my stories. So Supernatural thrillers would be the closest although “Voices” is a murder/mystery but a reviewer liked the romance in it.
Which book was the easiest to write for you and why?
All my books are easy for me to write. Like I said my characters take over and help me, but I write everything longhand and once I have a pen in my hand the words just come.
What advice would you give to other writers just starting out?
I’d say write what you know and don’t give up on yourself. It’s not about selling books; it’s about sharing the love of writing. I’ve always said if one person enjoys your novel then you have accomplished a lot.