Thank you for this interview!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I’m an office lady where I supervisor a small group of technical people who basically write and manage grants.
When did you start writing?
When I was five I wrote a story that won a young writer’s conference. I don’t think I’ve stopped since that first short story.
If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?
Home is where the heart is. However, I’d love to go back to Europe. I loved Italy, it was so inspiring!
You write a little bit of everything. Which is your favorite to write and why?
Fantasy. I just love creating entire worlds. I keep coming back to it like a yo-yo on a string. There is something about creating a whole new world that people lose themselves in. The characters like the worlds sometimes nag me for weeks or months until I at least write their outline or get a chapter out of my head. There are so many magical realms/worlds I haven’t written or shared yet. That is part of the reason I can’t stray too far from fantasy for long, there are just too many worlds and characters that want to be written.
If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?
Read and write. I never have enough time to do either. Maybe play some video games, because I also don’t have enough time for those either.
Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Alaska. I’ve started and stopped multiple books that are on my home turf. I really would love to finish one that is set in Alaska.
Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?
Dreams. I think my subconscious is always at work. Plus it helps that I’m a lucid dreamer so I get to write stories in my sleep.
What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.
The Nowhere Gate is coming out in August of this year. Release date to be announced with the cover reveal on July 7th.
In addition to wrapping up the editing for The Nowhere Gate, I am also starting first rewrites of The King’s Gate. So right now I am living and breathing The Gate Trilogy’s second and third books. When I’m not working on those, I’m writing Unfathomable Chance #2, an anthology fantasy story (from The Gate Trilogy world), and a fantasy story tied to a local escape room.
These are super fun get to know the author questions. Basically similar to Would you rather. Pick 5
Q: Alpha male or Rockstar?
Q: Winter or Summer?
Q: Salad or Soup?
Soup. Can it be French Onion?
Q: Swimming in a lake or the ocean??
Q: Earthquake or Tornado?
Earthquake. We get Earthquakes all the time here, Tornados scare the bejeebies out of me.
Q: Bath or Shower?
Shower. Baths are weird.
Q: Coffee or Soda?
Soda. Coffee is gross. Although I love the aroma!
Q: Sausage or Bacon?
Bacon! I love bacon.
Q: Football or Baseball?
Q: Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
Q: One long vacation or several short mini vacations?
Q: Exercise in a gym or at home?
Q: Rock or Country music?
Q: Cruise or Resort?
Q: Receive Chocolate or Flowers for a gift?
Q: Your life is a movie would you rather be cast for an Action movie or a Comedy?