10 Nosy Questions
How do you describe your life in a nutshell? My life … in a nutshell … hmmm. If I had to describe my life in a nutshell, I’d say Chaotic Good. Emphasis on chaotic.
What book do you recommend to everyone – even those who don’t ask? I honestly have no recommendations for books. I read too many to narrow it down. Author recommendations, I can do. I love Patricia Briggs, Nicolas Sparks
Which of your quirks have you written into a character? All of them.
Have you written someone who was rude into a book so you could get eternal payback? Yes and then I killed them.
Which book boyfriend would you run away with? All of them. I’d have a harem.
Have you ever taken a book-cation? Noooo …. but I want to. Indiana, New York, Chicago, London and Africa are on the list.
What Fandom do you geek out over? Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z … How long do you want this list to be?
Does anyone in your family read your books? If they do can they look you in the eye at Thanksgiving? Oh God. Must I answer this one? Yes, there are those in my family that actually read my books. Unfortunately, we’re pretty scattered to the wind so I have no clue if they’d be able to look me in they eye at Thanksgiving. They still talk to me if that counts.
How many more stories are rattling around in your brain trying to get out? None at the moment. I’m actually working on all the story ideas I’ve had so far. Even if they are bad ones, the first chapter is at least on paper or a rough outline.
What did you have the most fun with in your last novel? Oh, Lord … so the last novel … was the second novel in my Alec & Chelsea trilogy and I had so much fun writing their escape. They were being hunted by werewolf hating people that were dead set on killing them. Trying to come up with reasonable, logical ways to construct their escape without it feeling contrived or forced was extremely satisfying for me.
Another thing I loved is that most of my friends and sisters are all in on it. I will literally call them, frustrated because something would feel forced, be off, or feel wrong about my book. They would quickly read the book or chapter and go, “Okay, this is what you have. This is what I feel is right. This is what I feel is where you went wrong, and this is how I feel like it should have gone or how you really wanted it to go.” 95% of the time, not only are they right, but my stories end up better because I listened to them. “Okay, this is what you have. This is what I feel is right. This is what I feel is where you went wrong .. and this is how I fell like it should have gone or how you really wanted/needed it to go.” and 95%, not only are they right, but my stories end up better because I listened to them.
Tease Us With Your Newest Book
The First Humans is a continuation in the Ben & Angel series. It explains a little bit of the background of First Humans so that Angel could better understand her mate. Ben, however, has to learn to navigate Angel. She’s human … but she acts like a First Human. He’s quickly realizing that while she acts First Human, she was raised a human. The conflict of miscommunication, along with Angel’s past, makes it hard to get through to her sometimes. Ben even acknowledges that his own lack of social skills probably contributes to this.