First tell us a little bit about yourself, and your ambitions for your writing career?
When the huge influx of e-books saturated the market in 2013, I learned real quick not be too ambitious in my expectations of new releases. I have a wonderful, steady following of over 2000 readers and am grateful and happy with where I’m at now. My hope is to just maintain that success with each new title.
So, what have you written?
I have written twenty-two books ranging from novellas to full length novels, the last two still pending release.
Where can we buy or see them?
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance, Kobo and Blushing Books
Who is your favorite character, and why?
Even though my one and only paranormal, Mate With Me has been my lowest selling book, I love my three vampires and the honorable way they lived their extended lives despite the temptations their powers and longevity afforded them
What is your current project about, and when do you think it will be ready for the public?
I’m finishing book one now of a three book erotic suspense series in which three cousins strive to solve the murder of a friend that occurred on their private island during one of their BDSM party weekends. It will be spring before I finish the trilogy, but I have a Christmas novella out December 7 and another release in January.
What genre do you write in?
Erotic romance, most of them with an emphasis on erotic spanking
How much research do you do?
Not much-that’s my husband’s job! He likes research and I much prefer saving my time for writing-it’s worked well for us so far.
Have you ever co-written any of your work?
No, I wouldn’t know how!
When did you decide to become a writer?
I’ve always been an avid reader, but my interest in trying to write didn’t peak until I started reading erotic romances, over ten years ago.
Why do you write?
Since I am unable to work outside of the home, writing has been a wonderful past-time for me, a way to keep my brain active and do something enjoyably constructive with my days.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
Part-time as family always comes first.
Do you write every day, 5 days a week or as and when?
Usually six days a week, a few hours each day.
Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
No, that would make it work instead of fun.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I come up with a plot, then a vague outline to start with and the story usually just takes off from there, as I’m writing.
What do you think is the biggest challenge about writing, or that writers face?
With the number of books being published now, selling enough to make the time and effort worthwhile has become the biggest challenge.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Depending on length, 2-3 months.
How do you handle Writer’s Block?
Ignore it until it goes away.
For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
Print books only-I have a love affair with our library.
What book/s are you reading at present?
In For The Kill by Shannon McKenna and Designed for Submission by Maggie Ryan
Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I do it then my publisher’s editing staff take over-they’re awesome!
How are you publishing this book and why?
(*e.g. Indie, traditional or both)
How do you market your books?
Facebook, my blog and with ads.
Would you or do you use a PR agency?
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
Reviews can be very helpful to both readers and authors and I confess I pick my reading material based a lot on other reader’s comments. Of course, I love positive reviews. If a negative review makes a valid point, I try to learn from it and move on. What I, and most authors, really take exception to are negative reviews because the reader didn’t read the disclaimer on the books content and read something that offended them. Those are unfair to us.
Which social network works best for you?
Just Facebook and my blog as I’m a very reserved, private person.
Do you ever do giveaways, or free download days?
Yes, I recently did two giveaways featuring my Virginia Bluebloods series and both went very well. I do plan to do more.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?