What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows? Totally lurking in the shadows. Even when I was performing full time I would use a stage name and never go out to meet the audience. I always joked that if this book went crazy I would wear glasses and do my hair all crazy so that people would never know what I really looked like.
How do you go about revising/editing?
I have a ‘team’ of nine beta readers and one really amazing editor. I send the book to three beta readers at a time and then make any changes before it goes to the next group. Once it’s made it through all the beta’s it goes to my editor. Total process takes about 3-4 months.
How many books are in your TRB pile?
A lot – far too many. When I write I focus on writing so all my TBR books get forgotten. I have a few weeks before I start working on Scorched Treachery – So, I am hoping to get through about 10 of them.
What makes your novel standout from the crowd?
Personally, I am not sure. But all the reviews have been coming in saying how real the emotion is. I write like I would perform the scenes if they were being enacted on stage. I want my characters motivations to be real, there personalities to be consistent. I have written scripts for stage performance for years, I guess I just elaborated on that skill.
Fanfition – Love it or Hate it? Have your ever written it?
This is going to be the weirdest answer ever. I am not necasserily a fan… but that being said. I have also written it. Don’t judge me. It was ten years ago, I was 19 and I collected Rainbow Brite dolls, so I wrote a terrible Rainbow Brite fan fiction. It’s actually pretty embarrassing to admit that. lol
Do your friends or enemies ever find themselves in your books?
As a writer you draw of what you know. But being a performer I also took notes from characters I have seen my friends, or that I, have performed on stage over the years. I take pieces and mix them up to create individuals that I think would be interesting roles to play, or fascinating characters to watch on stage or screen. So lots of different bits of the characters are taken from people I know… but don’t tell them that.
About how long does it take to write a book?
I wrote Kiss of Fire in 17 days. I thought it was a fluke, but then I wrote Eyes of Ember in about 22… I guess I just write really fast.
Night owl, or early bird? I have kids… so bothPrint or Ebook? I thought I would hate it, but I love my kindle.Coke or Pepsi? Ew.
Horror or Romance? Romance
Action or Drama? Action
Summer or Winter? Summer
City or Country? Country
Harry Potter or Twilight? Harry Potter
Gum or Breath Mints? Gun
PC or Mac? Mac
Beach or Pool? Beach
Shoes or Sandals? Shoes
Cats or Dog? Dog
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Truth or Dare? Dare
Text or Talk? Talk
Kiss of Fire
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
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