When did you put your first words to paper?
Wow. I guess you could say I actually put my first words down around age 10 or so. When I told my mother I had a book coming out she laughed and said, ‘I knew this day would come.” She stood up from her chair and walked up stairs, seconds later returning with a packet full of stories I had written many years ago. We snickered and giggled while looking over them all. It’s funny how a child’s mind works, because all the stories were about cats. *laughs out loud* But, it meant so much to me when my mother told me she knew one day I’d find my calling and she always thought it would be writing. Strange thing is I never knew…not until I picked up my first romance novel in January 2010 and realized how much I would love to write a story of my own. Now years later, I have three stories published.
What genre do you prefer to write?
I absolutely love paranormal & fantasy. The endless possibilities where one can take the imagination simply fascinates me.
Which genre would you like to experiment in?
Ummmmm…I’d like to experiment with writing a good mystery. Which actually, now that you mention it, I am writing one with a good friend and fellow author, LaVerne Thompson. We are co-writing a story together that involves mystery and suspense. I can honestly say I am having a blast writing with her and am stoked about this storyline. I’ll keep that a secrete for now…*wiggles eye brows*
I know this is not a genre, per say, but I would like to experiment writing more erotic, too. *Starts to blush*…I love to challenge myself and this area defiantly does just that. But I am having fun pushing myself and opening up in areas I never thought I could.
Whom do you use as your muse for your hunky heroes?
I actually do have a muse. As you can probably already tell, I have used him in two of my book covers already. He is mysterious and so manly; exactly who I picture the heroes in my head to be as I write my stories. You will also find him in some of my video trailers as well. *winks* Gosh, is it getting hot in here? *begins to fan myself*
I’ve read a lot of romance in all genres, whether it be historical, mystery, whatever. And sometimes the heroine gets on my nerves. What kind of heroines do you write and prefer?
I love to write strong, willful heroines. They don’t always start out that way, as you may find out in one of my stories. But it could be the affect the hero has on the heroine that might pull it out in the heroine. I enjoy reading and following a journey where a character not only finds love, but discovers who they truly are in the process. But I would prefer writing a headstrong heroine who can handle her own. And with some of my heroes, they need to be. *bursts out laughing*
Your latest work, it looks like a wild ride, Vamps, Sea gods, the whole nine! Where did you get the idea?
No doubt it started first with the location. I could listen to the tranquil sounds of the ocean forever and always wanted to write a love story based around that setting. The location I chose for Thirst of the Sea actually does exist and mixed it with my love of vampires. But I wanted to make it a little more interesting and in doing some research, I came up with the rest of the story and well…then the ideas just flowed from there. I am sure you can relate. *grins*
Tell us about your other previous work.
Snowline’s Visitor, part of A Special Christmas Anthology is my first published work and was released December, 2011 by Red Rose Publishing. I am thrilled to be among the other great writers in this anthology such as LaVerne Thompson, Eve Tesoro and E. W. Walsh.
Then in April of this year, Red Rose published another story, Dust of Darkness, Book One to The Reign of Darkness series about Fairies and Demons. I can tell you, I loved writing the adventure between these characters.
What advise would you give budding writers?
Listen and follow your heart. For those with a passion for writing, follow your dreams and make them a reality. Stay strong and never let things get you down or stop you from following your passion. Life should be treasured and shared. I look at my love of writing as something to give back to those who love it as much as I do.
I found out that you dabble in Role Playing. Could you tell us about it?
With pleasure. I write for a Storyteller Forum called, RP World/RPW. I love writing there because the characters I write challenge me mentally. From a Vampire King named King Kelt Ignis trying to protect and save his race, to a very arrogant and shall we say egotistical Lykos werewolf, whose name is none other than, Priculici Cane Reaper, aka Pric. *laughs* Then I also write under several vampires (Larken Nicolescu and Zachari Enfante) and a demon (Killius Mashean) on occasion. With all those male species in my head, it is hard to control them sometimes. They don’t get along very well as you can imagine. *winks*
For those who have a passion for reading and writing, I invite them to join RPW. We are a huge family and the best thing is membership is FREE. So, if anyone is a fan of paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and more, you will feel right at home at RPW. It even has a poetry section! I guarantee it will blow your mind. They have ongoing storylines such as Nocterm Aeternam as well as many others.
And if you are a writher either unpublished or published, RPW is more than happy to have you join and you can apply to start your very own storyline with your own characters.
You can find out more by visting www.rpworldgroup.org And please stop by and say hello! *smiles*
This one’s a little personal. When you write, are you in conservative attires or are you letting it all hang out?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I write whenever, wherever and have written in many shall we say different attires. Hahaha It can be in blue jeans and a tee shirt to all comfy in my pajamas curled up in bed with my laptop in my lap. When an idea hits me, it doesn’t matter what I am doing or where I am…I’ll stop to jot down the ideas….*winks*
What are your future projects?
Wow….How long do we have for this interview? Hahaha Lets see…I am working on book two for both my current series, The Reign of Darkness and Arise of the Guardians (Snowline’s Visitor is book one). I also have two different manuscripts I am working on and also co-writing with another author as I mentioned above. I have also started my own self-publishing business called Lucky Clover Publishing. Now I do love my publisher and will continue to devote work to them, but I also wanted to dip into this and have some fun. I am hoping to have Lucky Clover’s first release either the end of 2012 or early 2013. You can follow LCP at www.luckycloverpublishing.com and http://luckycloverpublishing.blogspot.com/
And if that is not enough…hahaha…I and two very good friends of mine, LaVerne Thompson and Janet Aponte partnered together to start a video trailer making business. Epic3 Productions, LLC. The business is semi new at the moment, but we have already produced some great trailers. I am very excited about where this will take us. If anyone reading this needs a video trailer for their book, feel free to contact us. Our biggest focus is bringing your vision to LIFE™
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQr4WWJ1xA
Tell us where you can get all your books.
Gladly. All my books can be found at Red Rose Publishing’s website, Amazon.com as well as All Romance Ebooks, www.redrosepublishing.com
- Snowline’s Visitor, part of A Special Christmas Anthology
- Dust of Darkness
- Thirst of the Sea