Are you an indie author or with a publisher and what do you find the pros and cons to be for each?
I self publish for now and what I find to be the best thing about indie publishing is that I’m my own boss, with my own deadlines. That’s a big pro for someone like me who has to put my family first and may not be able to write for long periods of time. As for the cons, well, I think the biggest is that I have to do everything. I love having the control, but with that control means I have to do all the promo, book covers, find editors, etc.. It’s a lot of hard, time consuming work that takes away from my writing.
What is your current “work in progress”?
I have many… but the one I’m focused on now is an Alpha Division Novella that will focus on the characters from book one. I don’t want to give anything away for anyone who hasn’t read the series yet, but I plan to make this a fun story, giving a little glimpse into the lives of the Alpha Division outside of their jobs.
How many books do you currently have out and titles if you would like?
I have seven books and a couple of short stories that are part of anthologies.
The Perfect Mate
reVerie (The Dreams and Nightmares Anthology)
HAL (Grave Hauntings Anthology)
What one character from your book or books do you connect with most and why?
Sarah, from Embraced. I connected with her on a deeper level because of a serious issue she has to deal with in the book. I too went through it and brought my own pain and healing into the story. On a lighter note, she’s also a baker, and I love to bake. I even added one of my own recipes in the back of the book. Chocolate eclairs! YUM!
Being that this event is for the Christmas Season do you have any special traditions that you would like to share with us?
Well, we use to have our tree tradition. Every year we would go cut down our own Christmas tree, but we started to notice that our oldest child would be sick every Christmas for weeks. We eventually figured out it was the tree and it never matter what type either, she would be so miserable. So now we have a fake one. Though, we still decorate the tree together, as a family, every year.
What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Hmm, I have to choose just one? Okay, I think it’s a toss up between White Christmas pie and Pecan pie
What is the worst gift that you have ever received for Christmas?
A robe. When I was around eight years old, I think, I wanted one of those big doll houses. Well, on Christmas day, there was this huge box under the tree with my name on it. Just the right size for a doll house. But when I opened it, a pink cotton robe sat the bottom. I was devastated, but my parents thought it was the funniest prank. I can kind of laugh now, but man! I would never do that to one of mine. Jeez! Talk about disappointing!
Who is your favorite author and or favorite book?
I have so many! This is worse than the Christmas dessert question! Well, my favorite authors are, in no particular order… Maya Banks, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris and Nicolas Sparks. And so far, I’ve loved just about everything they’ve written.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Quiet, Creative, Easygoing
What are your thoughts on being a part of the upcoming Book Elves on the Shelves event?
I am so excited! I love attending events. Meeting new readers, connecting with those I’ve already met and just having a great time is what it’s all about.