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Infinite House of Books Interview
What initially got you interested in writing?
I have always loved to write from the first day I picked up a pencil, but I didn’t write my first novel until the late 90’s. After I took writing classes and went to conferences, but wasn’t published until 2011.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
My third manuscript, a Native American historical novel, was picked up by a small press (Boy Man Chief). It sold about 250 copies, but won The Spark Book Award and the Utah League of Writer’s award for Best Manuscript. The awards gave me the confidence to keep writing!
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I want readers to be transported to a world of danger and passion. If they feel like they’re living through the adventures of the characters, then I’ve done my job.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
I get to work in my pajamas. LOL. Honestly, I finally have a job that I love and I get to deliver fantastical stories to readers all over the world.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Distractions. Every day there are things that take me away from working on my next book. The mind boggles at the things authors must do to stay on top of the game—social media, marketing, editing, reading, writing copy, and participating in things like blog tours J
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
Write the best book you can, and write another. If you’re not published, start a blog and post once a week. Participate in Facebook groups with people who read and write in your genre. And most of all, have fun!
What ways can readers connect with you?
I love connecting with readers and try to hop online at least once a day:
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stopped when a hand slid over her mouth and another disarmed her. “I’m
Commander Rodgers from the USS Washington, and you’re coming with me now,” an
American growled in her ear. From the girth pressing against her back, he was
solid—but Olivia could take him.
teeth, she threw an elbow to his sternum. He blocked—so like a hotshot. Few
people were fast enough to react to one of her strikes. But she’d nail him with
her second try. Whipping around, she aimed a kick at his groin, but he blocked
that, too. At least six-two and faster than an asp, Rodgers stopped her next
kick by catching her ankle and giving it a twist—a warning.
Jesus Christ, his eyes were the color of a teal lagoon and they drilled into
her like daggers.
head. God, she wasn’t about to go anywhere with dagger-eyes. Not without a
scuba gear, his facemask cocked atop his head, the man had to be daft. “What
the fuck, Aquaman?” she whisper-shouted. “If anyone sees you, we’ll both be
shot before the first question’s asked.”
slanted downward over those damned eyes. “Yeah?” he whisper-shouted back.
“Everyone on this boat will be dead in fifteen. If you want to live, you’ll do
as I say.”
went dry. She blinked, shaking her head. He had to be mistaken. One more day
and al-Umari’s ass would be hers. “Are you off your trolley? I’ve put too much
into this project to have it blown to smithereens. Call off your dogs before
you cock-up the entire op. Now.”
said like her hard-earned cover wasn’t about to become the greatest wipeout in
MI6 history. “Sorry to ruin your party, but there’s a bomb attached to the
hull. Can’t be killed, can’t be dislodged, and if you stand here arguing with
me for one more second, you’ll explode into so many pieces, you won’t make a
meal for a goddamned minnow.”
jammed her finger under his nose. “When this is over, your ass is mine.”