Q: What kind of work did you do before you became a writer? Are you still doing it?
A: Before writing, I was a counselor for fifteen years and then I embraced my geeky side and became a systems analyst. Now, I spend my days coding and making students’ dreams of earning a college degree come true.
Q: What sub-genre is Bitten By The Lovebug? What other genres do you write? What is your favorite?
A: Bitten by the Lovebug is a sweet romance with a set of adorable twins, some hilarious family antics, good friendships, estranged family members and plenty of drama. I also write Christian Romance and Snarky Paranormal Romance. Since I’m a fan of anything paranormal, it’s probably my favorite because it allows me to combine my penchant for chaos with humor and action. I’m also looking into writing cozy mysteries because I’ve always been fascinated with shows like Murder She Wrote, Hallmark Mysteries and being a sleuth in general.
Q: Why are you writing romances with older characters?
A: For me, romance is a state of mind, not age. I don’t believe that once you’re no longer in your twenties or earlier thirties that you can’t have romance in your life. I love creating characters who are everyday people where romance is poignant in their lives. My characters could be your next-door neighbor. In addition, writing sweet romance provides me with the opportunity to create characters I hope readers fall in love with even though the bedroom door is closed.
Q: What’s the craziest place you ever tried to write? Or the craziest ritual you have? Maybe something you have to have to write and what it does for you?
A: Believe it or not, it was on the top of an elephant. I was in Thailand at the time, but that’s a long story for another day. Usually, my puppies snuggle under me when I write and I have the television on for background noise. Sometimes commercials or television programs inspire me as I’m writing.