a dying woman happy is forgivable, isnât it?
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Describe yourself in five words or less.
Snarky (Might be kind of scary that this was the first one that came to mind.)
People-watcher (notice how I hyphenated to get an extra word? Yeah, see #3)
Dog-lover (it worked last time)
Can you tell us a little about your book?
Itâs about lying! LOL. Truly, itâs about when all your little white lies catch up to you, and what the hell do you do then? You make up a gargantuan sized one to cover them, and then hope it doesnât swallow you whole. Unless itâs in the form of a hot sexy get-under-your-skin manâ¦.then by all means swallow! (I did not just say that.)
Lanie and Nickâs story was honestly one of my favorite books to writeâEVER. It was so much fun, and such a runaway train ride with no hands! I loved literally watching them fall for each other, I loved Lanieâs spunk! I loved every second of it, and it birthed the town of Charmed, so I hope you will love it as much as I do.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
I Hope You Dance
Name one thing you wonât leave home without.
My phone and a hair tie on my wrist. (Thatâs 2. Damn I have trouble following rules.)
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
I adore writing intense scenes with either sexy-smexy chemistry burning up the page or fast snappy dialogue. Sex scenes before the sexâ¦with the tease and the tension and the snarky back and forth talkingâ¦I love that. Also fights are a blast with all that emotion churning around. Dialogue is always the most fun. I groan to write descriptionâ¦
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Everyone says this, but seriously, never give up. I met Sandra Brown at a writerâs conference, and she was behind a table signing for a line of hundreds, and when I got up there I said âEveryone in this line wants to be you one day.â She looked at me and said, âYouâre here. Youâre already halfway there. Donât ever stop learning and donât ever stop writing. Youâll get here. One day, maybe Iâll be in your line.â I never forgot that. It hasnât always been smooth sailing by any means, but my first book was published almost exactly 5 years ago, and now A CHARMED LITTLE LIE is my 10th published book, and Iâve just finished writing my 12th. Donât give up on your dream. Also, remember that you write about life, and to do that you have to live. There are times (deadline evil times) that you have to stay in a cave and pound out words, but outside of that, find a balance and enjoy your life. It will show in your writing when you doâ¦and when you donât. If you write romance, kiss your husband every day. And if you are writing about hot sex and he is one of your readers, youâd better be prepared to give up the goods. Saying you arenât in the mood after penning being banged against a wallâdoesnât cut it honey. ;)
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I wouldnât be here without you, and I love and adore you so much for taking the time to buy my books and give my stories a try. And when you email or message me to tell me about itâ¦oh my God you just donât know the rainbows and unicorns that fill me up. Nothing is more important in this job than readers. When I make you happyâ¦when I make you laugh or cry or feel something that you are moved enough to tell me aboutâ¦my God, ice cream isnât even as good as that. Itâs close. But not quite. ;)