Where do you hail from and what do you love most about your hometown? I live in Tracy, California and I absolutely love it. We’re about an hour from all the major cities, so there’s always something to do. The weather is great: mild winters and hot, hot summers. I love it!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always knew I wanted to be a mom, and I always envisioned myself writing books. I feel so fortunate to have been able to achieve both my dreams.
Tell us about your latest book. Faythe Reclaimed is the third and final (for now) book in the Hanaford Park series. This story showcases Taylor and Gabriel’s love story, and their journey to return to present day. Yep, my tortured couple went back in time to Salem Village, 1692. Eeck!
Do you have anything new in the works and can you tell us a bit about it? Yep! I’m so excited about the project I just finished editing. It’s a contemporary YA with cheerleaders, and it focuses on the the very relevant issue of teenage drinking and driving.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing? Finding time to write as much as I’d like. With three daughters, it’s sometime a challenge to make time to write.
What advice would you give to writers just starting out? Stick with it. Be persistent, and don’t let rejections get you down. We all get them (still do) and you have to push past the hurt feelings and keep writing.
Who is your favorite author and why? It’s no secret that I absolutely adore J.R. Ward. She writes the BEST heroes, in my opinion.
How did you deal with rejection letters? I cry, I consume chocolate, and then after about a day, I jump back in and start working again.
What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers? Critique partners. They’re invaluable!
Where do you as an author draw the line on gory descriptions and/or erotic content? Every author has their own comfort level. I like a decent amount of description, so I tend to lean towards writing erotic romance.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research? Lol! I had to look up the history of toilets while writing Faythe Reclaimed. That was a real treat, haha!
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