Please tell us a little about yourself: I am a wife and mom. I have three boys, 8,9, and 10. I work part time at a local coffee house and love it! I’ve been following Jesus for 20 plus years now.
Why did you start writing? I loved writing since I was young. I’d write all kinds of stories. That fell by the wayside when I got married and had kids until my hubby, sister, and brother-in-law encouraged me to write again.
How did you select your genre? I don’t think I did it on purpose. I woke up one morning with the thought of my first novel, Hope for Tomorrow, in my head. It turned out to be women’s fiction.
What is your writing day like? I sit down either in my comfy chair or at Starbuck’s and just write. I’ll set a goal for myself and do my best to accomplish it.
How do you organize your writing? (outlines/note cards/post-its) I’m not an outliner! I am a seat of your pants writer. But, for my series, I had to remember who was who, what they looked like, and certain aspects of their character, so I have a spreadsheet in Word with all that info.
What’s the most surprising thing a character has “told you”? In my current wip, my character told me about her issue. It surprised me because that wasn’t where I was going at all, but when a character speaks, I listen! I don’t want to spoil it, so I won’t go into detail. 🙂
Do you have a list of characters that you’re saving for future use? What kind of information do you keep on these characters? I do. I have a list of books that I have in my head and on my computer with at least one page written for the story so I won’t forget where I was headed. The kind of information I keep on these characters are names (I often have people on facebook help pick names), looks, what they are like and their history.
What does your work space/office look like? I don’t really have one. I work wherever I am comfortable.
What is your go-to snack when writing? Apples or chocolate. Although, I now cannot have as much chocolate, so apples will have to suffice.
If you could only recommend one NOVEL, what would it be? Why? The Debt by Angela Hunt because it was AMAZING! The message was awesome.
If you could only recommend one CRAFT book (writing, no crocheting), what would it be? Why? Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View. I think every author needs to read this book.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? Thank you so much for having me, and for those of you who read my novels, thank you so very much! I am truly blessed to be writing, and I pray my writing blesses you, as well! You can find my books, Hope for Tomorrow, Hope for the Journey, and Christmas Rayne on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.com. Please feel free to contact me at:
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