When I'm not writing, I love to garden, travel and decorate. I'm also
a huge Pinterest fan and lately I've been enjoying creating boards for my
different books. My latest book, Second Chance Cinderella, is out in July
and I've been having a ball posting pictures of Victorian-era clothing and
Have you traveled to do research for your books?
Yes, for me writing and traveling go hand in hand. I love to travel
and I find I actually need to go to the place I'm writing about to feel
like I'm giving the story a truly authentic feel. You pick up so many
details you can't know about if you don't visit the location and you learn
tidbits of information you won't find in books or by doing Internet
Do you ever forget that the characters are not real?
All the time. When I'm writing them, my characters are like friends
I'm carrying around in my head. I worry about them. I hear their
conversations and I really feel for their plight, hopes and dreams. Once
I'm finished with a book, I still think about them and imagine how they
lived out the rest of their lives. Of course, they've all lived happily
What is your go-to snack?
Green M&Ms (they taste the best) and Coca-Cola. I try to eat healthy.