Any advice for those who are just starting out?
Finish what you start. It’s simple but true. Lots of people dream of writing. Lots of people start writing, but they don’t finish. You can’t ever get published if you don’t finish, not matter how good the beginning of a story is.
Do you ever forget that the characters are not real?
No, but sometimes I wish they were real. Especially the sexy cowboys!
Are you sad to end a series and leave the characters behind?
Yes and no. Sometimes I need a break from them and want to write something new. But then a story idea comes along and I try to figure out how to work it into a storyline I already have. I love revisiting characters. I just want to make sure the story is fresh and not something just thrown in there to have those characters just show up on the page. Like when I wrote The More I See, Beau, hero from Her Heart for the Asking, became an integral part of that story. That's the way it should be. I have done walk ons for characters before. But again, it has to fit.
Do you write about places you have lived?
In the beginning I did. That’s why my Fate with a Helping Hand series is all set in Massachusetts. Write what you know. But that gets old so it’s important to stretch a little and write outside the comfort zone.
Do you read the same types of books you write?
Not while I’m writing, which is usually all the time. I try to take breaks in between books so I can just read. It’s a bit of a reward for me since I’m always busy writing. But when I’m writing contemporary romance, I usually pick up a romantic suspense or a fantasy book so it doesn’t interfere with what I’m writing.
What is your go-to snack?
Sweet Montana Series
Summer House Series
**This series is a new adult erotica series that contains sexual situations
that are not intended for readers under 18 years old.
Book 1: Moment in Time
**First edition published 1998 by Neighborhood Press
*Mild sexual situations and language.