Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
Yes. I’m a stay at home mom. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had. Taking care of my kids is tough but so very rewarding. I consider myself blessed that I can do this and write.
What genre would you place your books into?
Definitely Young Adult.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
Writing YA Contemporary Romance was a first for me. I have always love a good Romance in a YA setting: like books from Jenny Han or Huntley Fitzpatrick. But I never thought I would write one. So when the idea came, it shocked me. I had to write it right away before I lost the nerve.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
I read some. I can’t read them all because it is hard to do. Some are very good to learn from but some are just mean.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
Title comes after the idea. But I always have a title before writing the book.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I just go with a gut feeling for a name. Sometimes it’s a name I’ve heard before. The places in my books are either places I’ve been or made up places. In Who We Were, I made up the town. It’s somewhere in the south.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
I decide on this way before the book. I love Pinterest for things like this because I can actually see my characters.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
In Who We Were there is a moral and hidden meaning. I don’t want to give it away because I want readers to find it themselves. But there is a book that the main character is reading that shows the hidden meaning.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I have a Nook but I prefer paperback. Hardcover is too heavy. I’m very picky. If it’s a pretty cover I will buy it in paperback.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
The one series I have read more than once is The Twilight Series. I can easily fall back in love with the characters
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
? I don’t think that they transfer well. But I do think that if you can enjoy the movie as a separate entity it can work. If you constantly compare the book to movie, you’ll ruin it. My favorite transfer from book to movie is Harry Potter. Worst is Beautiful Creatures.
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Your favorite singer/group is?
Right now I love Mumford and Sons and Taylor Swift. It’s an odd combo, right?
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