Well, if we start from the beginning…my grandma said at the age of three, one of my favorite pastimes was taking a book and copying the words onto my own paper. Yeah. I must have been a really fun child. haha
I’ve always had a love for writing since grade school, but really became serious around ten years ago. I started with short stories, and had so much wonderful feedback. My first attempt at a full length novel was a Fantasy story which is still sitting unfinished in my computer. I started In My Dreams in 2010 and after a full year, I self-published it. It became my debut novel, but was recently picked up and re-published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Hidden Wings was the next project, and took about six months to write.
Right now I am blessed to have my family and writing. During the day, it’s family time. I watch my 1 year old grandson and do all the household things. Night-time is my magic time. When everyone is sleeping snugly in their beds, I get out my laptop, plug in my earphones, and enter my writing world.
Hidden Wings actually started as an idea, which sparked from In My Dreams (my debut novel). I loved the Guardians of In My Dreams, so much, that I wanted them to have a story of their own. I’m glad I did and am thrilled with how the story is turning out. I’ve literally fallen in love with ALL of my new characters and their snarky, crazy, hilarious, kick butt selves.
I love to be entertained, and a great book that will whisk me away into another world, and also take me on a wild adventure. But, I also love a bit of romance. Who doesn’t? A touch of romance is great in a novel, and combined with suspense and mystery…. For me it doesn’t get any better. I love a book that will keep me gripped and glued to the pages, and makes me not want to put it down until the very end.
I can’t really say. My characters are the ones who usually dictate the direction and outcome of my stories. Sometimes I just sit back and write, and am completely amazed at what happens. Right now, I’m kind of in a mixed mode, but who knows what the future holds. I’m just as excited to find out.
Sweet, but I do love sweet and sour shrimp. Does that count? (TM – of course! Yum…well, the sweet & sour part anyway. Not a big shrimp fan)
The secrets unveiling themselves to Emma are going to send her life into a whirlwind of deceit. Her parents, who she loved dearly, weren’t hers at all, and she’s not who she thought she was, or even what she thought she was. Being one of a kind has now placed Emma in the heart of a danger she knew nothing about. Centuries have been passed, awaiting her arrival, and now creatures of horrifying, evil proportions are coming for her. With the help of six, mind-numbingly beautiful Guardians, and the Aunt she’s just beginning to know, she must be kept safe until her eighteenth birthday. Only then, her transformation will be complete, and she will have a chance at survival. Time will tell what Emma will become, and if she will survive to see eighteen.