Hi Linda. It's awesome to get to have you over on Night Owl Reviews. Please tell readers about your latest book, "Wolf Bait".
Detective Matt Wilson has a secret that can cost him his life. He was bitten by a werewolf, and has become one. So when he is invited by his former lover, a psychiatrist, to take a look at a young woman who seems to be going mad, Matt recognizes the symptoms. He tries to rescue her before the world and his former lover find out that another species shares the planet with humans . . . even if it means he can never see his lover - the love of his life - again.
What should readers expect from you titles?
Fast-paced, sexy supernatural stories, always high on suspense.
What's your writing process like?
Ideas comes from out of nowhere. BAM! Blank page, I start writing. Titles can inspire a whole book, and usually do. Images in magazines can inspire me. On book in progress, I sit down and read/edit before I start writing, then carry on.
Which authors do you follow religiously?
I read everything. I listen to audio books to and from work. Can't say I follow anyone religiously. The last authors I bought more than one book from right after reading the fist book were Kim Harrison - urban fantasy, and Simon R. Green - Nightside fantasy series.
What books have you analyzed to help grow yourself as an author?
Every single one I read tells me something about the times, what readers are liking, etc. I try to be fresh with each take on ideas, and trust my own artistic process.
What's next for you as an author?
ANGEL UNLEASHED comes out in April 2017 form Nocturne, and Desert Wolf in August 2017, with some novella re-releases from Nocturne and a couple of indie projects in between. Yipee.
What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
Finding another project to do that drops in and has to be addressed on the spot. Otherwise, I've never been a procrastinator when it comes to my work-ethic. I wouldn't like the added stress, and procrastinating isn't really an option for writers with publisher-set deadlines.
Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?
My family, those here and those gone, for believing in me and supporting my artistic side early on. Priceless! My husband for encouraging my writing time and sometimes scrounging for meals. My editors for loving what I do enough to keep offering me contracts. My readers for their support and emails, and for reading/reviewing my work. These things, my friends, equal author bliss.
Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?
I love my personal book-signings at stores. Over the past few years, an 80-year-old couple with a last name similar to mine has attended all of my author chat /signings, bought all of my books (every single one), brought me cake, and then took me to lunch. Wow. You just can't put a price on that, or the serendipity that first brought them to me because of our names.
If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?
J.R.R. Tolkien. (Plied with wine)
If you could travel to another time, would you choose past or future or would you stick where you are at? And Why?
I think I'll stay right her, thank-you very much. Computers rock. The plague - ugh! World wars - no! Corsets... only in some of my stories. *smiles*
What's a writing day like for you?
Ice tea, quiet, and... go go go. Writing days are my favorites, and I don't get them all that often, so I make the most of the time I get by writing what I love, in the genre I love best.
Do you feel music has inspired your writing?
Nope. I don't listen to music when I write. Need absolute quiet so I can hear my Muse talking.
What's your day job like?
I'm a teacher at 2 colleges. So I like to say I'm a teacher by day, and a writer by night.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Both. I can manage at parties, but prefer to be at home.... writing.
What is your favorite or most fun place to shop online?
Amazon. You all know it. I'm there a lot buying books.
What's your best vacation experience?
Scotland and Wales. INSPIRING landscapes and history. I've been to both places a lot, and daydream about them often. I've met interesting people in my travels, and been shown a lot of things not many tourists get to see. I like to say that I've been to every standing stone and megalithic site in and around the UK.
What technological advancement could you not live without?
Computer - when it's working properly.
Thanks so much Linda for stopping over. Anything else you would like to share?
In this wide world, there is nothing better than connecting, through the arts, with like-minded people. I write. Maybe you write. I read. Maybe you read. I like to communicate, find new friends, and you can find me on facebook. Please do.
Thanks to all the readers to read and love PARANORMAL ROMANCE. I mean, what's better than a hot Were or Immortal with blue eyes and an attraction for US? I hope if you haven't already read my books, you will. Here I am, writing for love, and writing for you!