Are you a city slicker or a country lover?
I’m a city girl even though I was raised in the country as a young girl. I’m all about easy access to the places I go most and also like the variety of choices that come with living in a city.
Do you know your neighbors?
We wave to each other. Does that count?
How many friends does a person need?
It’s not the number of friends that’s relevant. It’s the quality.
Do you find the time to read?
Absolutely! It’s the best way to become a better writer. I fit it in anywhere I can: on the elliptical, waiting for an appointment, road trips (when I’m not driving, of course!) and anywhere else possible. I always have my Kindle or Nook in my purse. Yes, I have both because neither is perfect.
Last book you purchased? Tell us about it.
I recently downloaded The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson. It’s a roller coaster ride thriller about grief, desperation, vengeance, remorse and discovering who you are at your darkest hour. An excellent book.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
I do my best to see the positive in every situation. I always have. No matter what’s happening in my life, I know in my heart that I have no legitimate complaints, only superficial ones. I’ve had a terrific life, not without bumps and bruises, but I recognize them as a part of the journey that we’re all on. I understand that my problems are no more special or important than anyone else’s.
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
I have many, but one does stand out that relates to writing, “Write something you want to read.” I don’t know who to credit for this quote, but I do take it seriously. My primary reason for writing is to create the kind of stories I would like to read.
What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Without doubt, my favorite place in the world is home. I have everything I need at my fingertips and live with three of my most favorite people in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that. I took a fabulous trip with my mom this past summer to Peru, Brazil and Argentina. The highlights were seeing Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls—truly incredible, and I highly recommend it. But like every trip I’ve ever been on, my favorite part is always coming home.
What genre are you most comfortable writing?
I enjoy writing a blend of genres (women’s fiction/romance/suspense/thriller). Life doesn’t happen in a vacuum and I don’t think stories should either. Love is a driving force for humans and it would be difficult for me to write a book that didn’t have elements of love and romance. I also like stories about women, and men, at different stages in life, not just in their twenties and thirties. And I thoroughly enjoy a good suspense thriller. I love to read books that combine genres. I find them more fulfilling and realistic, however, they’re not always easy to find.
Genre – Women’s Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Romance
Rating – R