- Tell us a bit about one of your favorite characters from your book.
Tamsen of course! Writing characters like Tamsen Hayes is so fun because I get to express hidden sides of myself to my readers. Will I ever own a fixer-upper farm in the mountains and raise fainting goats? Maybe not, but as an author I get to live out those fantasies through my writing. I loved that I could write a gutsy, smart but also emotionally vulnerable character like Tamsen and give her a happily-ever-after. I am not Tamsen, and she is not me, though admittedly, we like a lot of the same things!
- What kind of things
inspire you on a day-to-day basis?
Everyday people inspire me. When it comes to writing sweet contemporary romance, I look to my mail carrier, the cashier at the grocery store or a mysterious seasoned woman walking her dog and wonder what kind of romances or dramas they could have. Everyone deserves a happily-ever-after at every size, shape, age and social status.
- Do you have a
particular writing spot, or do you write anywhere?
Right now the entire house is my office! Due to Covid-19, I have all
three of my sons doing virtual learning, and my husband is working from home as
well. Depending on what’s going on from day to day, the kitchen table, the living
room couch, my bed and my back porch have all been my office in the last few
- Who are your
Even though I primarily write romance, I love to read horror literary fiction. I read my first “adult” book in the fourth grade from Stephen King and that started my love of all things dark. I also enjoy short stories from Joyce Carol Oates and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as the works of Daphne du Maurier and John Steinbeck. Grady Hendrix is currently my new favorite contemporary author.
- What’s next?
Right now I’m working on a secret Christmas anthology with one of my favorite fellow indie authors which is going to be released just in time for the holiday season! I also will consistently be releasing new full-length novels through Scribd.com in the coming year, where I have over a dozen exclusive titles and audiobooks.
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