What is your genre? Why did you choose it?
Historical romance is my gene. I chose it because I read it and at times a lot of it. When things get overwhelming escaping to a romantic adventure in another era is just the ticket or should I say…read.
Do you work on more than one manuscript at a time?
I have, but I prefer not to do that. I found at times the character’s personalities tend to blend and that is not a good thing.
Do you work with a writing/critique group?
I’ll answer this no. However, I do rely on a few talented friends online for idea bouncing and support.
Can you remember your first reading book?
Lol. No… but, I do remember my first favorite ones. Katy the Kitten and The Pokey little Puppy both Little Golden Books. Here’s a little story. In kindergarten I took my Katie the Kitten to school for show-and-tell and lost it. I was broken hearted. The following year the first grade teacher one day had to leave early and the class was sent to wait the rest of the school day in one of the kindergarten class rooms. At the very table I sat was a pile of books and guess what I found. Yep, my ‘Katie’ book. The teacher almost didn’t let my have my book back. However, I won out and ‘Katie’ came home.
Do you nibble on snacks while writing? If so, what is your chosen treat?
I would deny everything, but if you flip my keyboard over. Crumbs. Crackers, cheese, cookies, chips, yogurt, lunch dinner and and an occasional breakfast.
Tidy desk or a bombsite? Describe your writing area with us.
Do I have too? Five computer discs and five empty discs sleeves on the other side of desk. One medicine bottle(empty). One coffee cup full of useless pens that don’t write when I need them to. Camera and small tripod. Assorted bills (need any have enough to share) two batteries and a tape measure open. Three pieces of jewelry that I trying to get ready to post on my Etsy and Facebook page. I believe you get the picture, (bombshell)so we can now move on to the next question.
I was published in the traditional way for a while with an online publisher. Now I have the rights back, and I am totally self-published.
Who would you say have been the three most influential authors in your reading/writing life?
Catherine Woodiwiss for her wonderful detailed descriptions. Shirlee Busbee for the twists and surprises in her stories. Cassie Edwards for introducing me to the American Historical novels.
What advice would you like to share with other writers/authors with regard to preparing a manuscript?
There is of course the write-write-write. Read-read-read, and do your research. My advise now is have fun and let yourself enjoy the process, because when you finish marketing is the killjoy of writing these days for a lot of us and yet the most essential thing.
If the movie rights to your novels are purchased, who would you like to play your main characters?
Either Eddie or Michael Spears to play Wolfkeeper. I haven’t considered a leading lady.
I was on my way to the supermarket, when … Do you have a tale to tell relating to an everyday, boring event?
Grrrr nope got nothing.
By the time anyone even thought of calling out a warning it was too late. Cassie was a widow and her son fatherless. He had no interest in her and in another moment she would have suffered the same fate as her late husband. It was the child that saved her. Wolfkeeper had a use for, and he wanted the child. He needed the mother for the babe to survive. He never foresaw the day would come when he would want the mother. But, it did come….Read.. “Wolfkeeper’s Woman” a love story that’s not a typical romance. http://ow.ly/tNpQs
LOVE & BETRAYAL ON THE SANTA FE
In 1859 the opportunities for women are limited. Calico Benson, a gently-bred woman who wants the security of marriage and family, answers an ad in the “Matrimonial News,” where men advertise for wives. Along with five other women, Calico sets out on the Santa Fe Trail hoping to find love at the end of the trip. Instead deceit and betrayal await them all. Follow Calico and the others while they seek safe haven at the end of the Santa Fe Trail. Join them as they meet both the civil and the savage on their passage.
Lisa Day grow up in the New Jersey suburbs across from New York City. This made her believe she was sophisticated. Wrong. She was just a girl from Jersey. In junior high right before the English teacher destroyed her love of reading completely she discovered novels for teenage girls. Saved by a love story. As an adult she became a ferocious reader and easily read two, sometimes three books a day. And yes her housework suffered.
Many years later now retired and living with her husband. She renewed her love of novels and this time started to write a few of her own.
Thank you- so much for the opportunity to be part of your blog. It’s has been a real pleasure.