What were you before you became an author? Did this influence your
choices as a writer?
So many things…I’ve
worked part-time in a music store. I was a relief counselor for a crisis center
and group home while I was in college. I worked as a before-and-after-school
care teacher before being hired as the administrator of a satellite college
completion program on a military base. I enjoyed working with the adult-student
population and helping people finish their Baccalaureate degrees so I continued
in the field and even took some graduate courses in Adult Education
Administration until my son was born. I decided to stay home with him and later
with his sisters. I worked on and off during that time, but since my son was
what school systems call twice-exceptional (on the autistic spectrum but also
intellectually gifted), I spent a lot of time advocating for him. I started
writing about seven years ago.
I don’t know if past job
experiences have influenced my writing much, but I’m sure my life experiences
do. I sometimes use favorite places I’ve been as settings. Even if I
fictionalize them, I attempt to recapture the feelings those places gave me. I
have taken inspiration from some of the people I’ve worked with when creating
some of my characters as well.
Are you genre-specific or general? I don’t mean major genres but
subdivisions or romance, mystery or paranormal.
I don’t have a specific genre though it
might have helped my career if I did. My Triple Passion Play series is
retro-contemporary menage (spans two decades from when the MCs first become a
trouple in their early twenties to when they’re forty-somethings still dealing
with the unique challenges of maintaining their relationship while raising a
I probably lean more toward paranormal,
like my Horse Mountain Shifters series which is a
mixture of paranormal and contemporary western. The series currently has four
books, and I have two more in the planning process right now. My newest series,
Fated Fairytales, is a fantasy fiction
retelling of some old fairytale favorites with a paranormal/shifter twist and a
bit of danger and magic.
What is your latest release?
Scarlett and the Big Bad is the first book in
the Fated Fairytales series. The title probably gives away the Red
Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs connection. The pig-shifters are small
supporting characters. The main characters are the “Big Bad Wolf,” werewolf,
Monty Blackwolf, and his human, fated mate, Scarlett.
What are you working on now?
have two things in production right now. The first is Fated Fairytales
book two, a reverse harem retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Scarlett
and Monty’s romance arc is completed in book one, but the overall arc of a
community of shifters battling a dangerous order of magical human traffickers
continues as Goldie’s romance begins.
other project is a serialized story I’m writing on the reading app, Radish. Alice in Shifterland is a campy, steamy, and
over-the-top fantasy fiction, reverse harem romance about a socialite who
chases a were-rabbit into a tear in and space where she finds out who she really
is in the course of falling ass-backwards into one crap storm after another.
Writing the first season, Down the Rabbit Hole, was a ton of fun and probably
what got me started on fairytale retellings. The entire first season is
currently free while I’m posting new chapters in season two, Rise of the White
Queen, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Does your reading choices influence your choice of a writing
Sure, I loved Charlaine Harris’s Sookie
Stackhouse books so she’s probably why I write a lot of paranormal romance and
continue to read more. I just finished Howl (Sin City Wolf book 1) by
Where can we find you?
Thanks for asking! I hope everyone will
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For the newsletters, there are a few options. You can sign
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You’ll be sent a link to my historical fiction, harem romance,
Fevered Dream, in PDF as a thank you.
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