Fellow MSP author took a few moments to answer my usual questions so that you can get to know her. Her book, Suburban Hustler, is available through several sellers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s a great choice for anyone who enjoys romantic suspense with a little bit of humor.
Do you remember the first thing you ever wrote? Can you tell us about it?
I used to write poetry when I was a teenager. It was relaxing for me.
Do you prefer plaid or stripes?
I like plaid, makes me feel cozy inside.
Was choosing to publish independently something you always wanted, or an option you hadn’t considered before? (Independently being defined here as NOT one of the Big Six.)
No, I actually assumed that I would automatically become famous if I ever wrote a novel.
Are you working on anything new at the moment?
Yes, I am working on a romantic thriller.
Do you have any rituals before writing? Music or silence? Coffee or tea? Twizzlers or M&Ms?
Lots of coffee and talking to myself.
Have you ever based a character on someone you know?
Actually the main character in my latest novel is loosely based on my father.
What color is your umbrella?
It is purple and white polka dots.
Who is your favorite author and why?
I would have to say Stephen King. His stories are so dark. I am sure people told him he would never amount to anything, but he still wrote them and look where he is now.
What was the last book you read?
Fifty Shades Freed, and I LOVED it!
Do you write about locations you’ve visited, or do you rely on research? Or do you make up entire settings in your head?
It all comes from my imagination. That is the fun part of writing, I think, being able to get lost in yourself.
After the last word is written, then what? Do you have pre-readers and editors who take over? Do you begin query letters immediately?
I read and read to make sure there isn’t anything missing or anything I want to take out.
What song would be on the soundtrack for your book?
That’s a tough one. I guess I would have to say Gangsta’s Paradise, since that was the song that started the novel.
Where can people find your book?
Anywhere books are sold. It is available in print or as an ebook.