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1. What does your writing schedule look like? Do you have to plot or do you write as it comes?
I just sit down and write. Plotting doesn’t work very well for me. Even if I did plot, it would never turn out the way I planned. It unfolds as I write and that’s what keeps it exciting for me.
2. What inspired you to be a writer? Who is your biggest support system?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted a job that I had control over and would enable me to work from home at my own pace and schedule and I love writing so it was a natural fit. My family is a fabulous support network and I’m lucky to have some truly great friends who keep me sane. When I was a kid I wanted to be a veterinarian. Don’t all kids at some point??
3. Which genre is your favorite to write? Is there a genre that you would love to write but haven’t yet? Are there any that you would stay away from?
I honestly don’t have a favorite. What I love about writing in multiple genres is that I get to write something different for each deadline. It keeps me from getting bored and it keeps things fresh.
4. Do you use a pen name? Why or why not? If you do does the name have a special meaning to you?
I do use a pen name. No particular reason for the one I chose. I wanted something short, easy to spell and easily pronounced. The name just popped into my head and I said why not?
5. What kind of research do you do for your books? Where is your favorite place to find what you need to know? What is the most interesting thing you have learned?
I love to travel for research and I love ordering research books. I’m leery of internet research simply because it’s not always reliable.
Interviewed by Kim