When did you discover your passion for writing?
When I realized I could create stories that were far more interesting than my life. I’m pretty sure I was in junior high. I loved to read and then one day my dad gave me a Danielle Steel book – it was my first ‘adult’ read and I was so into it. (Go ahead – judge.) Then everything he read from Tom Clancy to Ken Follett, he would hand down to me and we’d have these great discussions. Reading was the ultra escape for me and I started really falling in love with words and sentences and different ways to describe a fleeting feeling. I started my first book when I was 12. I wrote plays, screenplays, poetry, reviews and anything anyone would let me write for school or elsewhere.
Where do you pull your ideas and concepts for your books and short stories?
It usually happens at night. I’m probably a better writer early in the morning, but the ideas happen at night. People watching gets me going. I imagine what a person’s life might be like then I start saying – What if? And then there’s always my own life.
Do you write everyday?
No. I need to have days that I don’t do anything related to writing.
What time of day do you find your writing to be most productive?
It changes. But, I’m probably most productive in the morning once I have the idea to run with.
There are so many authors out there, how do you get published?
The publishing world has changed (and is changing) so much. It’s hard to know the right avenue to take so I have created JellyRoll Inc. to be an authors’ services community.
What do you see in your future?
Ongoing serialized fiction, more novels and perhaps… screenplay?