How do you come up with the names of your characters? It almost seems as though, as an author, you have the continuous fun of naming children!
Finding names is always fun, and I often try to match my character’s names to their particular journeys.
Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what were some of your favorite books?
Favorite books: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, The Black Stallion (can you tell I went through a horse phase?), and of course, just about every Nancy Drew book I could lay my hands on.
If you had to summarize your life and give it a book title, what would that title be?
Fun with Sheila. Hmm. I may have to write that!
What are you working on right now? Could you give us a taste/teaser (aka excerpt) from your current WIP?
Right now my current work in progress, The Snow Globe, is getting copy-edited so I’d better wait on sharing excerpts. I can, however, tell you that I’ve seen the cover art for it and it’s simply gorgeous! It will be out later this year, in time for Christmas.
What are you reading right now?
I’m enjoying Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
That is hard to say since I have so many, but, to list a few, Jane Austen, Donald E. Westlake, and Elizabeth Peters.
If you could have lunch and chat with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Donald E. Westlake. I just love his sense of humor and his clever plots. I wish I could have met him before he died.
What do you hope to accomplish within the next five years?
Oh, that is a good question. I so love what I’m doing and I’m so grateful for the opportunities I’ve already been given it seems almost greedy to ask for more. But, since we’re dreaming, I’d like to achieve a little more name recognition. I think that would open the door for more travel and more opportunities to meet readers.
Is there anything that you would like to add? That you would like readers to know about you or your writing?
My goal is to give readers a fun read and inspire them. I hope I’ve done that with past books and I’m sure going to try to do it with future ones!