- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Ans. My mother mentioned late in her life that I had written my first book on a brown paper bag with crayons when I was 4. That’s when they realized I could read or write. I wrote those first ones for and read them to my little brother, who was 2. He was my first…and still is…my fan.
- How long does it take you to write this books?
Ans. It takes almost two years by the time I’ve completely finished the process and it is in publication. I would like to shorten that.
- What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
ANS. =>I have always been an ‘early bird’. I write from ‘predawn’ until mid morning. Then I spend the rest of the morning answering emails, mail, or researching.
- What brought you to write this book series?
Ans. =>I didn’t expect it to be a series when I wrote the first book. But people liked my characters and asked for another book. Then I realized that my Sorrel and Reed had not finished “their story”.
- How you become a published author? Any inspiration?
Ans. =>I grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. I dreamed of writing my own books from that time.
- Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Ans. =>Ideas just arrive. My brain has always been a “what if”. I see something or someone and I wonder, “What if ?” The information comes from research. I go to the area where I want my books to be set and my husband Ron and I spend time there, walking, taking photos, talking to people, etc.
- When did you write your first book and how old were you?
Ans. =>I was 4, and the book was about a cow who had a feud with a cow in the next pasture.
- What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Ans. =>Writing is a solitary thing, so when I’m not writing I like to socialize. I love to read, explore new places, walk on the beach (since I essentially live in a desert), and see new things. I especially love the symphony, concerts, plays, and my church activities.
- How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?
Ans. =I have written three books. Choosing a favorite is like choosing a favorite from my 3 children. For in a way, these are my “children” too. The characters are alive in my mind.
- What's next for you? What are you working on now?
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