1. Three favorite books that inspire your writing.
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
2. What you do when you’re not writing.
When I’m not writing, I am usually doing something related to being an author, such as marketing, doing presentations at local writers’ meetings, blogging, or writing guest posts. But that’s not very fun, now is it?
For fun, I like to dabble in photography, enjoy nature, play basketball with my nephews, read books of all genres, and hunt for treasures at flea markets and thrift stores.
3. The hardest thing about writing for you.
The hardest thing for me is not writing, actually. I went through a horrible case of writer’s burnout (not caused by writing too much) that made it impossible for me to write or do anything writing-related. I was exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. It took me over a year to get back to where I was. That truly was a rough time. I haven’t really been the same since.
4. What you’re excited about right now.
My current works-in-progress. I have a middle grade book, the final installment of the Disaster Crimes series (Frozen Crimes), and a few other projects in the works.
5. Which book would you recommend a reader start with?
Hurricane Crimes (Disaster Crimes Book 1). http://amzn.com/B00GVK921G
Hurricane Crimes is a romantic-suspense novella of about 40 pages. I was inspired to write Hurricane Crimes after reading several books set during blizzards, something I’ve never experienced, and I wanted to share a story about weather I knew all too well…hurricane weather, specifically a category 5 storm. Hurricane Crimes is inspired by my memories of Hurricane Frances and Tropical Storm Fay.
BLURB: After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.
Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he’s trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.
As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?