Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
I came from a small town and I love in one now! I love it. I love the small communities and how everyone knows each other and helps each other. It reflects in my writing too… the guys from Chasing Cross come from a small town in Virginia and everywhere they end up (and in love!) they’re in small towns!
How did you develop your writing?
I just kept writing. I wrote anything I could think of. There are thousands – yes, THOUSANDS – of printed pages that will never see light of day because the writing isn’t good. But it led me here.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
From life! I like to look at life, read the paper, talk to people, watch people, and just imagine how romance can play into everything.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
Marketing. I’m not good at it. I hate talking about myself – lol. I don’t think I’m interesting… but my books are!
Do you plan to publish more books?
Of course! I have to finish the Chasing Cross books and then the Brothers of Rock series will continue into 2014 with another band! And I’m hard at work with more western romance books.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…
I am so lucky to say that right now I write full time. It’s not easy! I put in about 12-15 hours per day. And I work 7 days a week. But it’s a dream come true right now.
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Genre – Western / Christian Romance
Rating – PG
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