- Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I became an author because of dreaming about a dress. Some may not know but I am not that great of a drawer, so I decided to write out what the dress looked like, then it needed a girl wearing it, a scene for the dress and people surrounding her. The rest as they say is history and La Roe’s was born. I had a neighbor at the time who loved reading and when I showed her what I had done, she wanted to read more. I originally wrote on notebook paper, if you can believe it. Then later was given a typewriter and finally a computer. It was an interesting start into something that later changed my life.
- What is something unique/quirky about you?
I am a geeky bratt! LOL. I love looking at and working on code. I have also been told that I get very bratty when doing it. I started with a love for engines and puzzles or games like Chess. That later turned into coding and recently a game called Othello, which I became fascinated with after watching several Chinese Dramas.
- Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
When I began this career, I knew nothing about marketing and websites. Thankfully, I have some really great friends that encouraged me and showed me some of the basics after publishing the book. I found where I belonged thanks to beginning an author journey.
- What are some of your pet peeves?
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
- Who is your hero and why?
My Stepmother, Mom, has to be one of my biggest heroines. She battled cancer for over 20 years but was always a positive and loving soul. Though she gone now, I will never forget the woman who loved me even though she did not have too.
- What are you passionate about these days?
First and foremost, my family are the top priority for me. That being said, a few months back I found Chinese Dramas and have become hooked. Lately my Manager / Editor, Cindy, and I have been working on getting a series released, however, I have this new story banging in my head so it looks like that is what we will be working on instead.
- What do you do to unwind and relax?
Spending time with my family and this may sound silly but I play Othello, Chess, and watch Chinese Dramas.
- How to find time to write as a parent?
What’s time? Seriously though, my children are all grown now. I spend a lot of time with my Grandchildren though and find that balancing family and work, can sometimes be stressful but I have an amazingly supportive family.
- Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Romantic, Code Loving, Geeky Bratt (for better choice of words)
As Kayelle says I am 100% Geek and I love to bratt coding.
- When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I can honestly say, I am not sure. I have always written stuff, whether it was my feelings, a poem, lyrics or later a book and blog posts. I have worn many different hats through my life, and each one is separate but also a part of another. In this way, I guess you can say that I have always been a writer just had different topics.
- Do you have a favorite movie?
My absolute favorite movie … wow that’s a hard choice, I have several favorites that I have watched definitely more than once. Now that I watch Chinese Dramas I have even more favorite actors and actresses. If I had to pin it down to one… it would have to be Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock or my favorite series is Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book staring Dilraba Dilmurat and Weiguang Gao.
- Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
When I originally released La Roe’s someone compared it to Underworld in the beginning setting. That being said, I would probably answer with that one first. However, when I write stories I see them being played out like a movie in my head, so I would hope that any of them could be converted.
- As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
A panther for sure. I think that they are amazing creatures and have always caught my attention. Perhaps, that is why my heroines are always solitary creatures that can and do adapt into something more with the right mate?