1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
I claim Platte SD as my hometown. Think of the smallest country town in the middle of nowhere and surround yourself with cows-that's where I grew up.
2) How long have you been writing?
Three years now – have mercy has it been that long already?
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
I can pretty much write anywhere as long as I have my headphones and *yes, it’s stereotypical* my coffee. Coffee is my blissful addiction that I will not apologize for – not even to my doc. I’ll happily swallow my high blood pressure bill with my cup-a-joe.
4) Why did you decide to write Death of the Mad Hatter?
Confession time: I HATED Alice and anything to do with Wonderland. *thank you Disney* I watched the movie and was utterly petrified! I'm a choco-halic and the mere thought of growing into a giant all bc I devored a cupcake scared the bejesus out of me! Anyways, I wrote the story based off a photographer’s pic I saw on FB. Josh Wilcoxon. He actually shot the photo for the book cover too.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Alice Mae. I’m a little quirky and don’t often see the world as others do.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
The Joker. He creeps the hell out of me. ***think about that scary clown that has nasty, pointy toys that no kid should play with***
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
Both both both. I have this beautiful annoying “gift” (my built in auto-correct). My brain automatically makes sense of the nonsense I write, sticking in words where they are needed and taking out others. Without a good team of editors, I’d be basically word-pooping on paper and selling it. Behind every good author is a FABULOUS editor. I buy mine chocolates as much as possible.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Oh anything outside. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie. Rock climbing, biking, kayaking, tennis, hunting (you get the picture) I made a bucketlist when I was 20 ***before it was cool*** and add to it all the time.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Not as much as I once did, but as soon as there is a new Sookie Stackhouse novel out, you can bet I’m beating down B&N to get it in my hands. Eric effing Northman? YES PLEASE!
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
Whenever my “characters” are eating in my books, I usually am…. Or am very hungry and wish the keebler Elfs would live in my kitchen and make me cookies.