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What is an author goal you want to accomplish this year?

I'm writing something outside the lines for me, so I'm curious where this story is going to go.

What is something that keeps you motivated as an author?

I've got a lot of "squirrels" in my head that keep me going.

Why is writing important to you?

Because I have to do it. I have a part of me that needs to tell these stories, and if I ignore it, it will die. I don't want that to happen. I love that part of me.

How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

A bit, but not a lot. I mainly let my mindset free.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Time.

What are your current projects?

I just published the 4th book in my Flames of Vampire Passion Series, Zane, The Reckoning

How do you go about choosing the title for your book(s)?

Pure chance

What is your favorite genre to write?

Steamy vampire romance

Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to publishing?

A year

Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or do you prefer to work alone?

Absolutely! I had betas and trusted pre-readers.

How much research do you do for your books?

Depends on the era I'm writing

Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)?

Mason jars were invented in 1858

What would be your next best choice if not writing as a career?

Writing isn't my career. Wish it was.

Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement?

Whether you think you do or not, you do, in fact, need an editor.

How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite?

I've written 11. Zane is my favorite. It's no secret.

Why did you choose to use a publisher instead of self-publishing?

I'm self-pubbed.

Do you have a favorite Hero or Heroine from any of your books and why?

Zane. He's hot. He's funny as Hell.

Do you have anything you would like to say to your current readers or to those that haven't yet read your work(s)?

Thank you so much for taking a chance on me and reading my books!

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