- What is your favorite book that you have written and why?
I’d have to say, ATHENA’S SECRETS, the first book in my new Delphi Bloodline series. My cousin, a practicing psychic/clairvoyant, gave me the idea and I spent a couple of years researching parapsychology, as psychic phenomena is often called. I took a workshop given by a Czech physicist who used to work for the Moscow Institute for Psychic Research. I began the workshop as a skeptic, but emerged a believer, convinced that highly intuitive people can develop the ability to “see” what others cannot. It’s a human ability, I believe, not unlike music, artistic or mathematical abilities. Some are born to play piano like a Mozart or Chopin; others can barely plunk out Heart and Soul. So ATHENA’S SECRETS became a storyline that I could use to explore this controversial topic.
- For aspiring writers what is your advice?
Writing fiction can be a tedious, time-consuming process unless you are highly motivated to tell a certain story peopled with characters that inspire you. Make sure you really want to tell that story.
- Going back in time which famous author would you have been and why?
Edna Ferber was an early 20th Century female author I admired greatly. She told stories about rich and poor Americans in varied settings and told them as honestly as she could, considering the time period in which she wrote.
- Silence or noise of some sort while you write?
I usually write with music playing softly in the background.
- Do you read your reviews?
I always read my reviews because I feel there might be something I could learn from their comments that I might be able to use to improve my own storytelling abilities.