Thank you for this interview! I’d like to know more about you as a person first. What do you do when you’re not writing?
Thanks for having me. Outside of writing I spend a lot of my time with my family. We do a lot of hiking and camping, and when I get the chance, I get lost in a good book.
When did you start writing?
Creating stories started before I learned to write. As a child I drew out stories and then started writing in elementary school through the Young Authors program. After that I just never stopped.
In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?
I don’t normally travel for research, but while writing Fox Hunt, my husband and I rented out a cabin for our anniversary. It just so happened to be in the same county that the story was set in. Otherwise I look for pictures of the area and do a lot of research to help inspire the story.
As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?
After my daughter was born I became a stay at home mom, and my husband really encouraged me to pursue writing as more than just a hobby. Without him, all my stories would be collecting digital dust on a flash drive somewhere.
What is your favorite part about writing paranormal romance and what is your least favorite?
Paranormal romance give you the chance to reach outside of typical reality. Stereo types, like vampires and werewolves, can be twisted into new shapes. A writer can pull mythical monsters from history and give them not just human emotions, but also love.
The only real down side I’ve found writing paranormal romance are the stereo types. Lots of times readers and other authors shy away from the “normal” characters found in paranormal because it became so popular. It can be tricky to create new twists and fresh takes that are apparent before someone reads the story.