Why did you become a writer?
I've always been a creative person but never in a million years I thought I could write anything. I wrote my first novel as a personal challenge, just to prove to myself I could do it. But I ended up falling in love with the craft and I can't imagine doing anything else now.
What inspires you to write?
I find inspiration everywhere I go. The other day I saw a bumper sticker that sparked an idea, for example.
When did you find yourself taking your craft seriously?
After I published my first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, and finding out that people didn't hate it.
How many books have you written, and what are their titles? What literary projects are you working on today?
I've written 3 full novels (The Prophecy of Arcadia, The Phoenix Shadow, and Wonderwall), a novella (The Fall of Arcadia), and a short story (Elements).
I'm currently working on Stardust and We Used to be Friends, both standalone novels part of the same universe of Wonderwall.
Who is your favorite character from your book(s), and why?
I have two favorite characters. The first is Samantha from The Prophecy of Arcadia, and the second is Saylor from Wonderwall. Both are feisty and loyal to the bone. They are the best friends I wish I had.
Where do you get your story ideas?
I get ideas all the time, and honestly, they just come to me. But I only begin to weave the stories in my head after I find a song that expresses the general mood I'm looking for.
Can you give us a picture of your writing journey, from the beginning to now?
I didn't know what I was doing in the beginning. My first draft was comprised mostly of dialogues (bad dialogues), lol. I also didn't outline anything. Today, I'm way more organized. I outline my stories, I create mind maps, I write the first draft without stopping to edit.
Do you have any events, book signings or readings coming up?
I'll be signing at Utopia Con (Nashville) and Indie Book Con (Orlando) next year.
What genres do you write in, and what would you like to write in the future?
I write YA Paranormal Romance and New Adult Romance. I would love to write Fantasy and Thrillers in the future.
What has been your greatest accomplishment as a writer?
Publishing my first novel. Boy, that was scary as hell.
Finding more time to write.
How do you deal with writer's block?
I listen to music and if that doesn't work, I start working on a different project.
How do you handle marketing? What has worked?
Lots of testing with marketing. So far, the strategy that never fails is getting my books reviewed by bloggers. And for the launch of Wonderwall, the FB event worked really well to find new readers.
What hasn't worked for marketing?
What's next for you?
I'm currently working on two books, Stardust and We Used to be Friends. Both will be published early next year.
What do you want readers to know about you?
I like to collect things. I used to be super obsessed with shoes, but once I ran out of space in my closet, I had to stop. I have a few cool Barbies, but now I'm crazy over Funko dolls. They are awesome!
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Yes, make sure to check out my latest novel, Wonderwall. It's free on Kindle Unlimited.
Please give links to your blog/website, social media pages and books below:
The Prophecy of Arcadia: http://amzn.to/1WUbl4L
The Phoenix Shadow: http://amzn.to/1WUbrt7
The Fall of Arcadia: http://amzn.to/1WUbqVR