Common Questions and Answers
Some of the questions I receive relate to how I develop my plots and characters. Are the characters based in real life? Are the places within my books actual locations I have visited?
Below I have selected some of the most common questions asked of me and provided some narratives which I hope will prove helpful in providing answers. Of course, if your question is not answered here you can always fill out my contact form and I will respond as soon as I can.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell us about your family? +I have two children. My daughter is a Clinical Psychologist who recently moved back to the area for a new position. My son is recently married and lives in Seattle, where he works for a start-up website. My daughter-in-law just earned her nursing degree. They presented me with my first grand-child in January! I have a “bonus” son who just got engaged and works in security; he is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, of course, my eleven-year old chocolate lab named Marley..
Which author(s) do you admire? +I admire all the mid-level authors who write beautifully crafted romance novels while still working a day job and who are still willing to mentor new authors. I love Nora Roberts and Susan Elizabeth Phillips – superstars! But I love the books written by my friends LuAnn McLane, Janice Maynard, Donna MacMeans, Jules Bennett, Roxanne St. Clair and Duffy Brown. To get my historical romance fix, I turn to Eloisa James and Courtney Milan.
In non-fiction, I admire Jane Juska who wrote a book years ago, Memoirs of a Round-Heeled Woman, which inspired me to try to find love online. I also admire Anne Lamott, Joyce Maynard and Cheryl Strayed for writing such powerful words.
What do you like the most about being an author? +I love being able to write and not to have to make excuses for the time I spend doing it. I love seeing the first copy of my newest book and holding it in my hands. But, most of all, I love talking to readers about my books, listening to their likes and dislikes and sharing stories.