Camp” among your other novels, is amazing. How did you know that writing was
something you wanted to do when you were younger?
Becca! First of all, I just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me to
be featured on your blog!! I’m excited to be here.
back to the question…I realized that among my friends, I was one of the few who
really enjoyed homework that involved writing. I’d often find myself getting
lost in the mini-worlds I created even back in grade school. Once I hit
college, my undergrad degree was in Culture, Literature, and the Arts, which I
loved. I was exposed to so many topics in history and literature. But best of
all it was a writing intensive degree! However, after I graduated, I landed in
the corporate world dealing with marketing and numbers. The pull to write was
still there, though, so I’d often be up until the early morning hours writing,
writing, and reading. I guess what I’m trying to say is that when you’re a
writer, you’re a writer, and you’ll always find a method to write even if it’s
isn’t the most typical of ways.
an aspiring author myself; what three tips would you give to other aspirers
like me for writing and getting noticed?
stories you believe in.
as much as you can.
look for ways to grow your social media presence.
characters are always deep, complex and fascinating. How do you make that
“perfect” lead character?
That is such an amazing compliment! Thank you so much!! *Happy dance* I love
writing characters who can evolve over the course of the book or the series.
People aren’t perfect and characters in books shouldn’t be either. The little
quirks in a character can really help to shape the actions and decisions they
make in the story, so I find it helpful to listen to what the ‘character’ wants
to do. I love learning about the characters as I write them and hopefully that
same excitement gets relayed to the reader.
all the books you’ve written (so far) which one has been your favourite to
write and why?
totally cheating on this answer! That is such a tough one to answer! I loved
Awakening because the setting holds a special place in my heart and Athen and
Ana’s love is pure. But, I have also enjoyed the mystery and darkness that has
been revealed in Altered and then Released Souls. Hmmm, but then The Camp was
so completely different and touched more on horror/suspense with a twist of
romance so I had a blast writing that one. Shoot! Every single story brings back
amazing memories when I think about when I wrote them so I can’t choose! Aaah –
failed on that one!
Camp” is a thriller and The Watchers and Witch Avenue Series are dark and
mysterious. Do you ever see yourself writing something completely opposite?
Most definitely! Funny you asked… I’m actually writing a contemporary romance
that is completely different than what I’ve released to date. The issues are
complex, but it is a completely different thrust than what I’ve got out there
so far. I’m thrilled about it and hope that readers will be too. I think it’s
good to switch it up a bit and it really makes it fun. And that’s what it’s all about!
you so much for such amazing questions! They were really thoughtful and I
enjoyed ‘chatting’ with you.
novels are addictive, enthralling and intriguing and I can’t wait to read them
all. Thank you so much for choosing me to be a stop on your blog tour!
A battle is brewing among the covens…
As Triss prepares to defeat the Praedivinus, a new order rises, and this one is far more deadly. Navigating her way through mystic realms, and unknown portals it is up to Triss to recognize real from imagined and stop the two from colliding.
Published June 4th 2013