Is is true The Inside Out Series is being made into a TV Show?
Yes! The Inside Out Series is in development! More news coming soon!
What's the Reading Order for the Inside Out Series?
- IF I WERE YOU Sara POV novel
- BEING ME Sara POV novel
- REVEALING US Sara POV novel
- HIS SECRETS Chris POV novella
- REBECCA’S LOST JOURNALS Rebecca POV novella bundle *NOTE This bundle include The Master Undone*
- THE MASTER UNDONE Mark POV novella
- MY HUNGER Mark POV novella
- NO IN BETWEEN Sara POV novel
- MY CONTROL Mark & Crystal POV novella
- I BELONG TO YOU Mark & Crystal POV novel
- ALL OF ME Sara POV novel
When will we find out what happened to Ella?
Ella will be getting her very own trilogy which I have had plotted since before I wrote Inside Out. I’ll begin writing it in 2015.
What is the Reading Order for the Tall, Dark and Deadly?
- DEEP UNDER (Kyle’s story)
- Jacob’s story
- Asher’s story
How many books are planned for Tall, Dark, and Deadly?
The stories of Walker Security will be on going and feature different members of Walker Security.
Will there be more books in The Knights of White Series, The Renegades, The Werewolf Society and The Vampire Wardens series?
I do plan to write more books in these series but it won’t be for a while as I am contracted for several other series.
Which characters in your books do you see yourself in?
SANTA, BABY is about a woman who loves books and is clumsy. That fits me pretty well!
How do you research your books? Do you visit people/places? Do web research?
I do a lot of research because it’s really important to me to create as realistic of a picture and story for my readers. I use every resource I can find. I use the net a lot but I try to talk to someone who knows the area or subject once I’ve done my initial research.
If I can visit a place it helps a great deal though it is not always possible.
What is your creative process?
I tend to draft an entire story long in advance of writing it. I use music to help me get into scenes and believe it or not, the gym is a where I get a great amount of thinking time. I often come up with ideas while at the gym for the next scenes I intend to write.
How often do you read? What do you put on hold to read?
I listen to audio books at the gym and I work out six days a week. I do have to be careful about being sure to listen in the same POV I am writing in or I get off of the details in my writing. Once I get to a certain point in a book though I can’t read/listen. I have to focus completely on what I am writing. A good book can distract me and make me think of it instead of the story I am writing.
What’s your Favorite Genre to read & which is your Favorite to write?
I read all genres and enjoy them all. I love a good historical because I can’t write them and they really become an escape. I enjoy suspense with and without paranormal elements. Dark contemporary with a suspense element has always been my favorite genre to write. I got pulled away from from writing for a while and I feel at home being back in it now.
Where do you get your ideas?
I find that living life is important. If I get out and do things, I have ideas come to me. The Inside Out series idea came from my fiancée buying and selling storage units for eight years. He actually found a journal and it sparked the idea to create the story. I’d also been to San Francisco many times and love it, so that became another component of the series.
How does your support system help or hinder your writing?
When I started writing I had some people close to me that really didn’t support me, and the longer it took me to find success the more they seemed to look down on my choices. I felt passionately that I was doing what I was suppose to do though, and stuck with it. My fiancée never doubted me and kept me positive many times. Furthermore, I have a couple author buddies that really lifted me up when I was down and that means so much. And finally, I have a group of readers, my Underground Angels, who help me promote, and show me tons of love and support. The group shares life together as friends and they keep me from feeling isolated when writing can create that feeling. They truly are my angels.
What's currently selling? Do the popular stories make you want to stay away from certain subjects, themes, or plot lines?
What is currently selling changes from month to month and I try not to get wrapped up in trends. I try to write what I feel passionate about. Early in my career I worried more about trends though, because I was trying to find the place I’d get noticed as a writer. I would tell aspiring writers to also write what they are passionate about because it shows through in your writing and speaks to the readers.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
No. I wanted to be an actress and did a lot of film and theatre. I actually made it all the way to starring in a film that went to the film festivals. It made me want to keep going but ultimately I had my kids young and felt I couldn’t really pursue acting and be a good parent. But I needed a creative outlet badly and writing allowed me that outlet and as soon as I started it felt like home to me.
What advice would you give a new writer?
Never give up and read! Reading is learning.
How long did it take you to really break into writing and find a publisher?
I was lucky enough to get published very quickly but being published and making a living at writing are two different things. It took me MANY years to make a living at writing. I had a lot of rejections and struggles along the way.