Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
A native of Memphis, TN, I’ve been writing since I can remember. I wrote my first book at age 11, written on notebook paper, self-illustrated and bound with masking tape. I had a story that wanted to be told, so I sat down and surprisingly, it flowed relatively easy.
Tell us about your books.
I’ve written several short stories for my writer’s group Malice in Memphis. We have a published anthology of short mysteries titled Bluff City Mysteries set in historical locations around Memphis. We have a second in the works of ghost stories. I’ve published several other shorts, but MYSTA, a paranormal romantic suspense, is my first full-length novel.
How did you go about getting published?
I chose a small local publisher I met through a local convention. I just didn’t know enough about self-publishing to go that route.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I work a day job that cuts into my writing time, so I write whenever I can. That might mean writing until late in the night or getting up early and writing until time to get ready for work. Lunch breaks are also sacrificed when necessary.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I enjoy painting with acrylics when I’m not working or writing. I also have three dogs and three cats, three children plus a step and three grandchildren that keep me busy.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
There are so many resources right at our fingertips now. Use one, use them all, but put yourself out there.
What’s your favorite book?
Kim Harrison’s Hollows Series
What are you reading now?
Kimberly Richardson’s The Decemberists
What’s your next book project?
I’m working on the sequel to Mysta, but have started working on a new series idea as well.