If you could fictionalize yourself and put yourself in any situation, how would it play out? Could you give us a scene/scenario of such an occurrence?
In one scene, my ex-husband held a knife to my ribs while our daughter sat terrified beside me on the couch. At the time, I wished that I had Wonder Woman’s powers; I wished that I could have overpowered him and commanded him (in the voice of a powerful police woman from a popular television series) to drop his weapon (like, seriously!).
Do you have any particular habits that you do while writing? Places you write the best, foods, drinks, etc that help set your "writing mood"?
Oh yes; my bedroom late at night after 1:00 a.m. (when everyone is asleep), armed with a mug of hot tea (my favorite beverage), crackers, and the TV on mute is an atmosphere that translates into peace. That’s total bliss for me.
What are you reading right now?
I’ve always been a huge fan of murder mysteries and "whodunnits," especially when they’re told from the point of view of lawyers. Currently, I’m reading multiple novels by both Faye Kellerman and J.A. Jance.
Who are some of your favorite authors and/or books?
My favorite authors (most of whom I’ve been reading since I was a teen) are Danielle Steel, Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, and Diane Mott Davidson. Their novels inspired me to keep writing even after I had a serious spell of writer’s block.
If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Definitely Danielle Steel. Her novels are filled with such powerful stories of love conquering all and characters who overcome the most difficult of adversities. I always felt those characters’ stories of overcoming adversity mirrored my own overcoming of adversity.
Okay, here are a few "get to know you better" questions:
Please share with us a favorite memory.
Now this one is going to make you laugh. My favorite memory is one of myself in a mink coat, laying on my bedroom floor and laughing joyously when I learned that I was launching a radio show.