How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?
Like the story, the title just came to me. One day I awoke and it was there. It felt right. The cover was a fantastic adventure. It occurred to me during the writing process that there was only one man for the job, one artist that could portray the feeling within this book perfectly and that was Shawcross. I brought him a batch of my own home baked brownies and the manuscript and begged him to consider doing the cover art. This process was a first for both of us so we decided to see what images the novel inspired and that is my cover. His first draught.
Do you have a favorite line or excerpt that you would like to share from your book?
That wasn’t the only reason she lay by the door.
The thud of steps was echoing through the gap; they were in the distance. She was panicking, her breathing quick and shallow. She just hoped they’d stop short or pass. Stop or pass. Stop or pass. Stop or pass.
He staggered toward the coop, the weight of the girl bearing him down, pushing his feet deeper into the sticky ground; it was quite a distance. Drey stood over the Cauldwell boy for a moment; he knelt rocking in the dirt, the noise of his grinding the only thing breaking the silence, he wasn’t going anywhere. Drey dropped his hold, picking the shotgun up off the ground before pacing after Howard, now almost at the coop.
What are some of your favorite ways to promote your work?
Given the digital era we are living in, Facebook and Twitter appear to have taken over my life during the release of The Coop. But if and when I get the chance, there is nothing better than a chat, so interviews are fantastic!