Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I was born and raised in Bristolville, Ohio. I have always wanted to write ever since I was a teenager because of Stephen King. You never saw me without one of his books when I was growing up. I started writing children’s books shortly after my daughter was born in 2005 and then went into writing my first novel. I have written seven children’s books, six adult novels, two novellas, and three young adult novels. I’m working on another YA book.
What are some of your pet peeves?
When people don’t clean up after themselves, commonsense, not using a blinker when turning or merging into the next lane
Where were you born/grew up at?
Bristolville, Ohio. It’s a small town, I had 100 in my graduating class, but only because the town next to us merged after a school levy not passing. It’s in the country. It is quiet and peaceful there, but not a whole lot to do but fish or hunt, which I miss fishing.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Definitely with my daughter, but as I sat and thought about the question, I would want my mom, dad, sister, nieces, grandma, and best friend Angie to spend the day with.
Who is your hero and why?
My father because he’s the greatest person I know. He has always worked hard and provided for us. He’s someone I can talk to about anything and everything. He’s intelligent and has always been there for me, even when he doesn’t know it.
What are you passionate about these days?
Writing and reading
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I read and work on puzzles. Watch TV, work on crafts while listening to either an audiobook or music.
How to find time to write as a parent? My daughter is an adult now, so I have no young children running around. But I do work fulltime so I get up at 5 a.m. in the morning to write before work and I write every Saturday and Sunday for 4-5 hours.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
I’m not very good at describing things about myself, so I took it upon myself to ask my daughter and some friends and here’s what they had to say: Kindhearted, Strong, compassionate, smart, sensitive, and very creative.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
After my second book Not Forgotten was published.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Not Forgotten and Twisted Secrets
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
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