I live in southwest Wisconsin and have for most of my life. Most days, especially winter days, I wonder why. Ha. I love warm weather and the sun, and sometimes, those are sporadic around here; like, non-existent sporadic. I have one husband and two boys, or three boys, if you want to look at it that way, which I do, especially when I’m upset with my husband. I am under 5’3”, but like to round up, and I weigh somewhere around 135, but I like to round that number down (WAY down).
2) How long have you been writing?
I started writing around the age of 12, and as I’m in my twenties and that’s where I will always be age-wise, about fifteen years…or more.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
Technically, no, although anywhere quiet is my favorite place to write. That doesn’t happen often with the kiddos running around. If I have my coffee, my music, and my computer, I am set, for the most part.
4) Why did you decide to write Incomplete?
I actually wrote a version of this story years ago and I always wanted to redo it ‘cause I wasn’t satisfied with the outcome. Of course, as I wrote Incomplete, almost everything with the story line changed. I like the stories about the boy and the girl who have grown up together and realize they want to be together and then fight to do so. For me, there is sweetness to those kind of stories that you don’t always find in others.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Aidan, Grayson’s younger brother. I know, it should probably be Grayson or Lily, the two main characters, but it’s Aidan. He has innocence, a vulnerability to him, that makes you want to hug him, but there is also a fierceness to him that tells you to stay away. Grayson has that too, I suppose.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
Grayson’s dad. It could almost be his mother, but no, it’s his dad. He is indifferent to the world around him, particularly his immediate world. He has no excuse for the way he is, but I think Grayson’s mom kind of does.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I do, then my beta readers go over it as well, and then there is an editor on top of that. I’ve had the beta readers for most of my books, but the editor is new, and she is fantastic, I have to say—an extremely appreciated stickler for grammatical errors and spelling.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Other than reading, which is a given, I enjoy camping and boating with the family, going for walks, dancing, singing, watching movies, and of course, shopping.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Yes! If I am not writing, then I like to be reading. My all-time favorite author is Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but there are so many more. I have an eclectic reading style, much like my writing. Karen Marie Moning, Kresley Cole, Kristan Higgins, Eloisa James, Darynda Jones, Sandra Brown, Lisa Jackson, Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Lauren Oliver, Cassandra Clare…there are more, way more, but I will stop there.
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
Will Complete, the sequel to Incomplete, be from Lily’s POV?
Yes! Incomplete is from Grayson’s POV and Complete will be from Lily’s POV, moving forward in time. It’s nice to know what each of the main characters are thinking in a story, and I originally was only going to write one book, but thought two books, one from each POV, would be interesting, so that’s what I decided to do.
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