Very quickly you'll discover my tastes are eclectic. Mystery, sci-fi, romance, chic-lit, literature, non-fiction, memoirs... it's only the story that counts. Take a peek around, sight-see, enjoy, check out what's behind the book flirt.
She's in... And she is lovely!
I am deeply humbled to have published FOUR titles this year. My Love (Contemporary Romance, the Rhapsody Series5th Sequel), and Double Dare (Chic-lit Contemporary
Fiction) are available on Amazon, and as well for direct purchase at events where I'll participate. Mindless (Mystery), and now finally A Blast
From the Past (Poetry), will only be available for purchase directly through me. The
limited release is for tracking research because...
...Honest to goodness I am in as much love with my books as those I crave and
rave over written by other authors. I trust that readers who want to read more of my work will appreciate why I feel this research is necessary.
Another humble confession is that in loving other books as much as I value my own, I do read my own books from time to time. When the mood
calls for a book to read and I am troubled by guessing which book to read on my
hefty to-read pile, I always know where I can immediately fill this need.
So I'm going to take a minute to enjoy this moment by spotlighting some
of the caveats I find with writing.
The inspiration, where does it come from?
The innate desire to tell stories. My belief system and principles.
Being motivated by a world that moves around me. Music and learning people. Defining
my own terms of success. Discounting oppressives such as money and reputation,
aside my arduous drive for perfection. In-depth self-assessment. Laughter. By
celebrating the successes of others. And by sharing a deep profound
relationship with Him.
The time, where does that come from?
Although I have personally witnessed one person handle it far better,
I too, am not too shabby at multitasking, though the best way to handle this
beast is by a sound plan, and then plenty of practice... aside strategic *reasoning*
skills. I began developing my plan at the age of four. I took my father’s
advice and started right away working on gaining experience. Many, many years
of that, and now semi-retired and adult children, I have plenty time to write.
The best parts of writing?
Coming up with the premise is my favorite. They are (of course) fast
and easy to come up with. All a premise is, is one short sentence containing an
opinion, belief, or question. Seeing the first full draft is also way up there
on the likeability scale.
How do I know when a draft will pull through?
When I fall in love with my characters and can't wait to get back to
writing their story.
The worst parts of writing?
Seeing a draft fail.
Currently I have 17 published books. What I love most about my books
is its unique rawness. I love the fact that this is all my work. There was
another author who surprised me by writing this in her introduction. I can't
explain how comforting it was not only reading a book of this raw element, but
to reasonably feel that I could credit the author for the writing and not get
the sense that I might be mis-crediting, or over-crediting the source. This has
always been a touchy subject in the writing community, so as a personal choice
I'm very pleased to take this credit for my work.
That said, of my 17 current published titles, the easiest to write (so
far) were Pleasure, Something Xtra Wild, and Atlóta. The most difficult; My
Blackberry, Black Table, Pretty Inside Out, Tehuelche, and Mindless.
My top three favorites (so far) are Pleasure, My Love, and Double
Dare. But who cares what I like when fans rally more around Black Table, A
Piece of Peace, and Double Dare.
And my biggest confession?
Welp, (and sigh) I am most troubled to divulge that writing depletes a
great deal of my energy, thus further admitting that reading is far more relaxing.
Please don't read too hard between those lines.