- How long have you been writing romance?
I wrote my first full story in the 3rd grade, since then I finished a Young Adult novel, Rebirth, during Geometry class, Junior year, and it’s just gone on since then. I write, right now, at least one fiction novel a year (maybe more) and one non-fiction plus a plethora of business writing/professional writing in between.
- Why romance?
My grandmother introduced me to romance at an early age. And for that, I thank her. I devoured those short historicals and contemporaries. I moved on to western romances, and then, finally found my home with Paranormals because of Johanna Lindsey’s switch from historical to fantasy. I love the story. I love the character development. I love alternate realities, maybe it’s because I hated (some of) my reality as a child? Who knows. I love reality now and writing. It is an art and a talent.
- Do you speak at meetings about writing and the creative process?
I do. But it’s not about MY writing, it’s about the process of writing and getting over ourselves. Check out www.mindbodyspiritworks.com to see my non-fiction schedule and speaking engagements. I recently did a workshop at the RWA National Convention in Washington DC. It was well attended. I’d only been looking for 10 to attend, and I had over 30 I’d say (and a best selling author in the group), plus some wonderfully helpful assistants in Cat/Kate, E. Tate, and JT. My girls ROCK. You’ll see I use “sybir” as the URL here. Sybir means in Latin, cyber, the art and science of technology. I am nothing if not a geek. I picked up Sybir in a few circuits, and it’s stuck.
- Where do you get your ideas?
My brain comes up with some of the strangest ‘what if’s’ and I just run with them. Plus, the RWA Conferences usually give me a good lead on where I want to go next. The 2007 conference gave me my Goddess Chronicles that I’ve been steadily working on. And, I listen to the agents and the authors about what they’re looking for and what they’re writing.
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