I currently live in Savannah, Georgia with my husband. We’re empty-nesters now, with my stepson just having gone off to college. I still have my three children at home, though they walk on four paws and answer to “Kitty-kitty.”
2) How long have you been writing?
Technically, about twelve years. I started writing in 2001, but back then it was more of a hobby. My first book came from my being stuck in a small apartment during a German winter. I’d read all the books I had in English, so I decided to write my own. It involved family, the South, and romantic suspense. I still have the printed copy in a box in my attic. : ) I got serious about writing four years ago.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
Actually, it’s always just been my office, but I recently discovered how nice it is to snuggle up on the couch with candles burning and write things out by hand. I tried putting together a “meditation” closet and speaking into voice-transcription program, but I couldn’t tell what I’d meant to say half the time when I finally got a look at it!
4) Why did you decide to write Suffering of a Witch?
Well, the book that just released is the seventh in a series of nine. The Savannah Coven Series includes nine different witches, and they each get their own story. This book, “Suffering of a Witch,” has been building since book one, and readers seem very eager to find out what’s finally going to happen between the two main characters.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
In this book, I’ll have to lean towards Quinn St. Germaine. I love them all equally, but I admire Quinn for his reliability and loyalty. He’d be a great brother or leading man!
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I really don’t like Carson from the bad guys, the Amara. She actually bites when she fights, and for some reason, I itch to kill her off. Oops. Did that sound bloodthirsty? : ]
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
In the beginning I did, but now I have three others who work on the books with me. I have a content editor, copy editor, and line editor. You’d be surprised how many sets of eyes it takes to catch every little typo. I call them Gremlins, because every time I catch one, it seems like five more have popped up!
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Read, watch horror/supernatural movies and occasionally sappy dramas, and I enjoy crafts. I used to do mosaics but don’t have the time anymore. And I love to garden. I have to admit, though, when I put a book to bed for good, I love taking a few days off to play a video game. (or two) PS3 is my guilty pleasure.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Yes, I read every night when my day is over. I have many favorites, but a few are Nora Roberts, Kathy Reichs, Dan Brown, Tess Gerritsen, Jennifer Estep, Kresley Cole, and I just discovered Julie Kagawa.
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.?
What aspects do you enjoy most about this book?
When I imagined the Savannah Coven Series, I wanted to create a place people would like to visit (the island mansion), a group of characters they might like to meet (the coven) and a sense of friendship and playfulness that would balance out the darker elements of the series. I really enjoy the interacting between the witches, and sometimes I’m even surprised by what they end up doing!
The Savannah Coven Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Icasm Press
Date of Publication: October 20,2013
Cover Artist: Brian McCann
SHE WON’T GIVE UP
Kylie Worthington is in love with a man who doesn’t return the sentiment. She’s thrown away her pride and all attempts at pretense, yet Quinn St. Germaine still pushes her away. With the arrival of her trial, she will go where Fate dictates, to fight the vicious group, the Amara, and the demon that they serve. She’s also destined to fall in love, so at least she’ll finally find the man she was meant for. Whether she likes it or not.
HE WON’T GIVE IN
Quinn has spent his life preparing for his family’s prophecy, but no spell or book could have ever prepared him for Kylie. Her passion for him is strong—and persistent—but he must deny what she makes him feel. Too many years have passed him by and too many sacrifices have been made. Though he’s drawn to her beauty and vitality, deep inside he fears her. Quinn already knows what he wants, and accepting her means giving up on himself.
THEY BOTH WILL HURT
United in their battle against evil, Quinn and Kylie can’t see what’s right in front of them. And they never suspected what destiny had in store. Only the worst can bring them together, but will they be forever bound by love? Or by loss?