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2. Dead Girl Walking was the first book of yours that I read. (And it was amazing!) Where did the inspiration for it come from?
I loved the show Dead Like Me that was on Showtime about a decade ago. I haven’t read anything since with Grim Reapers and I thought it would be fun to write something unique and appealing to all ages.
3. How much influence do you think reading fan fiction had on your writing?
I’m not sure reading fan fiction had a lot of influence on my writing, however writing fan fiction certainly has made an impact. It gave me a platform in my early years of writing and to not feel so anxious about receiving constructive criticism.
4. You’re a seasoned veteran of the Indie author world. What’s your advice to those aspiring authors out there?
Write, write, write. Then, don’t be afraid to share your writing with others. The hardest thing for writers is to handle criticism. We often take what we write personally, it’s art to us. You have to be able to separate your feelings from your novel once it’s out there. Otherwise that negative criticism will eat away at you.
5. Could you ever imagine not being an author?
I could imagine not being an author, but I couldn’t imagine not being a writer. I have to write, but I don’t always share everything I write with the world.
6. Dog-eared pages or bookmarks?
7. I have to ask. All of your book covers are gorgeous. Do you make them yourself?
The paperback covers I’ve chosen all the images from different stock photography websites, but Erica Crouch vamped them up a bit and chose the fonts.
8. You have so many great titles out! What’s next for you? Any upcoming book releases?
Right now I’m working on Forget Me Not (Royal Reaper 2) and Elfinland (Orenda 2). It’ll be a little while until either are ready for publication, but they’re my current projects.