Night owl, or early bird?
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It’s ridiculous fun.
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? Staying Alive by the Bee Gees
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m currently working on book 3 – Fat Spies. I have a total of ten books planned in the Fat Adventure series.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I loved all types of books, but I really enjoyed ‘pick your adventure’ books. I would read them multiple times, changing the plot direction each time until I’d absorbed every word of the book.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Help new indie authors and listen to the wisdom of seasoned authors.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Stop checking my KDP numbers and get back to writing. Stop Tweeting and get back to writing…
How do you react to a bad review?
The first bad reviews were tough, but I had lots of great reviews to balance it out. I read all my reviews, good or bad, to extract ideas to enhance my writing. Some bad reviews are constructive, others are…well, less constructive.
What do you do in your free time?
I work as a cybersecurity professional full time, so writing is what I do in my free time. If I’m not writing, I’m usually reading or traveling.
Favorite places to travel?
Anywhere I can fly, train, cruise or drive. I really enjoy traveling by train. It soothing to kick back, relax and watch the countryside roll by.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Tough question. It would be a toss up between Hawaii, England, Ireland, or Alaska.
What’s your favorite season/weather?
Fall. My fondest memories of home (Tennessee) involved autumn. Colorful foliage, football season, chilly mornings and bonfires.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Memoirs of the Fried Bologna Queen.
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Nelson Mandela, George Lucas, Bill Gates, Maeve Binchy, and Ellen DeGeneres
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Each time I get an email, Tweet or Facebook posting from a reader – it makes me smile.
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
With a hug from my husband.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Muscato di Asti (in a red solo cup).
Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Maeve Binchy, Phillipa Gregory, Janet Evanovich, Alan Brennert, Louis L’Amour, Hugh Howey…to name a few.
If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. The story is simple, but it sticks with you.
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Pride and Prejudice. Who doesn’t love Jane Austen?
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
I’d be too intimidated to co-author a book with any of my favorite authors.
Genre – General Fiction
Rating – PG13
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