What inspired you to write your first book?
I have always been able to write. I tried years ago with romance short stories, but never got anywhere with them. I stuck with the writing, and a double homicide in my town is what sparked Murder Most Foul.
It is interesting that you write multiple genres of books: mystery, fantasy, crime, and paranormal. What led to your interest in each of these areas?
I have a lot of interests. So many genres are interesting. Who doesn’t like these genres?
I see that you are also an artist. Where did your love of art start?
That also started in childhood. I wanted to be a professional painter, but my mother disapproved of art in any form. She thought it was dumb and a waste of money.
Who has influenced you the most in your writing and art?
My art teachers from my school days influenced me and authors such as Gregg Olsen and Ann Rule.
What other interests do you have which you have not yet attempted?
I had dreams of being an actress, but being a mother was hard enough.
Can you share what you most like for your readers to know about you?
Besides my hobbies, I volunteer my time within my community. I believe in family values and following your dreams.
What are you most proud of in your life?
That would be being a mother.
Do you have any tips which you want to share with other authors?
Never give up. If you want to write and publish a book, it will happen if you stay with it.
What most inspires you?
The unknown, which is why I wrote Loves, Myths, and Monsters. It is a fantasy anthology starring the Mothman, the Chupracabra, Mermaids, reincarnation, time travel, a love curse, and etc. It was released through Melange Books April 9th.
Anything else that you want to share?
I just want readers to understand that you must follow your dreams and never give up.