1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
A. I live just north of Toronto, Canada, and have four girls ages 16, 14, 12, and 18 months. Along with my mother, I run a business that administers a distance education program in holistic nutrition.
2) How long have you been writing?
A. Off and on (mostly off), since high school. Steadily for about the last seven years.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
A. At my desk in my bedroom.
4) Why did you decide to write Reflection of the Gods?
A. I was inspired by reading Irish folk tales about fairy women who marry mortal men.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A. Aislinn is my favorite character because she’s the outsider. She’s not fully Sidhe, and not fully human, and isn’t really accepted by either group. I spent most of my childhood as an outsider, so I relate to her.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
A. Iarlugh. He’s not only self-centered, he’s deliberately cruel.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
A. I hire a professional to edit my books because I often can’t see my own mistakes.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
A. I like swimming, dancing, and studying languages. And reading, of course.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
A. I read constantly. My favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, Patrick Rothfuss, Khaled Hosseini, and James Rollins.
10) What is the best thing about being a novelist?
A. Creating a whole new world. It’s like a giant puzzle, except the writer first has to create the puzzle, and then gets to solve it. It’s always a challenge.