Ha! An artist, writer, and hermit in a cave (either in Alaska or Russia). Though I am not living in a cave, I do have a nice studio to escape to—and I have my writing and my art.J
- Tell us about your latest book.
Druid, Mineis a short novella about two lonely people brought together by Madame Eve for a night of passion on solstice eve. The majority of the story takes place in ancient Ireland in a stone circle.
- Do you have anything new in the works and can you tell us a bit about it?
I am working on two novels right now. One is a western time travel, and the other is a science fiction romance. I have also just finished the third novella, Pharaoh, Mine, for Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand line. I have a novel, Double Eclipse, coming out with MuseItUp Publishing in the fall.
- Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing?
The biggest challenge I have is making time. I am an editor at Entangled Publishing, part-time college instructor, and full time mommy to three kids and I have to make time to write.
Write every day, even if you don’t feel like it and even if you don’t think you know what to write about. I need to remind myself of the same thing.
- What books have most influenced your life?A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Neuromancer, The City and the Stars, Gone with the Wind, and many, many more.
- How did you deal with rejection letters? They haven’t really ever bothered me. Now that I write rejection letters and have seen “behind the scenes”, I know that a rejection is not always commentary on the writing itself. When a publisher says, “this isn’t for us”, they really mean it. A lot more goes into a decision than just the assessment of the manuscript.
- What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers? Chocolate. Often wine. Headphones. A massage therapist. A convertible. Or anything else to facilitate relaxation and turning off the mundane world so the imaginative one can take over.
- Where do you as an author draw the line on gory descriptions and/or erotic content? Well, I think each author is different, and I certainly respect that. I personally won’t write or read about abuse toward children or animals. Beyond that, I am pretty open to what I will read—though my writing comfort level is probably several degrees behind my reading comfort.
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