Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I am the oldest of five children and very close to my family. I live on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with my husband and daughter Kaylee, with another child on the way. I knew from a young age that I wanted to write. After reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, writing was a something I knew I was going to do.
Tell us about your books.
I have written two Children’s Books, award-winning BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE for ages 7 and up. My new release, Novus, is my first Young Adult novel and Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.
How did you go about getting published?
I chose the self-publishing route. I like having creative control and being able to write what I want when I want too. My books have been well received. I think I’ll keep conducting business this way for the time being.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I write when I can and where I can. I have a little girl who just started all day school. I will have more time for a few weeks. I am due to have a baby boy in October. I am going to write as much as I can before then.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I love to spend time with my family, bake, make fancy cakes, read, play games, etc.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
You can’t do it all. Pick a few social media sites that work for you and concentrate on them.
What’s your favorite book?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (I’m a kid at heart)
What are you reading now?
Listening to Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy and just finished reading my daughter my second children’s book.
What’s your next book project?
I am currently working on a children’s picture book and writing the second book in The Cresecren Chronicles.