I’ve always been a storyteller in some shape or form. I used to fake being sick to stay home from school and play with my dolls. When I got too old for that around age thirteen I moved onto putting pen to paper. I started with really terrible novellas, then since I was living in Southern California, I thought I’d try my hand at screenplays. Most of them were pretty crap too, think Lifetime movie bad. With that more or less mastered, I woke up one day and was like, “Huh. Maybe I’ll try writing a book.” And I did. Nine and counting.
I’m such a miser that when I was working full time I squirreled away a sizable nest egg that I’m living off now so I can write full time. I’m also unattached with no children (and no desire for either) so I can focus solely on my writing. I still go out with friends and play video games with my brothers but they all know I’m a workaholic. Balance has never been my strength.
It’s entitled, What’s A Witch To Do? and it’s the first in a new series called Midnight Magic. It’s an offshoot of my other series, the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad. This one follows the most powerful witch in America who, on the busiest week of her life, finds out someone wants to kill her and take over her coven. There’s romance, humor, Southern hospitality, and plenty of suspense. Sales pitch over. I wanted to try my hand at a romance, and a sex scene!, but since I’m still more fighter than lover I wanted to include horror and mystery elements. Hope I combined them well.
I don’t know where it comes from but I’ve always been drawn to horror and the paranormal. My grandmother was worried I’d go over to the “dark side” but they’ve always fascinated me. I like horror because it’s so dramatic like riding a roller coaster. You get to touch that darkness, that danger, but it can’t touch you back or hurt you. The paranormal is the unexplained, and we fear what we don’t understand. Plus with the paranormal you get to have a little magic in your life, even if it’s only in a book.
I started out writing a plain old serial killer novel. I’d like to return to the more mundane world but lately I’ve been writing about superheroes so I still have my head in the clouds and magic.
I have a sweet tooth to beat the band. My dentist loves me.
I used to adore chocolate but think I got sick of it. Now I’m vanilla all the way.
.. . and who really wants her.