What is your most
current work out?
MY newest release is a contemporary romance entitled “The
Guarding of Eden” which had been signed by the all new
a little about “The Guarding of Eden”, what inspired you to
write “The Guarding of Eden”?
“The Guarding of Eden” is about a woman named Eden
Campbell. Eden had been living a pretty good life until she
walks in and discovers her perfect fiancé dancing around in
her favorite high heels and feather boa. After that, Eden's
luck takes a nosedive as days after her break-up she is
fired, loses her longtime pet and finds herself charged with
Now, on the run with sexy stranger, Jasper Carrington, Eden
has to control her rising need for the man hiding her until
the charges against her are dropped, but it is an uphill
battle as Jasper is showing every sign of wanting her just
as badly as she wants him.
The idea for “The Guarding of Eden” came out of nowhere
really. I had decided to write a paranormal but the moment
I sat down, Eden's story poured out. It was a pleasant
surprise as I had never written a contemporary before. I
really enjoyed writing this story and plan to make it a
start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or
do you let the characters dictate what will happen?
I usually have a general idea about the characters and what
they are like but in the end I wing it. I never really have
a set idea of what the story is going to be about or where
it is going. I am always excited to start a new story
because I never know where it will end up.
inspired you to write in your genre? Is this the genre you
started writing in or have you morphed to this one?
The first story I ever wrote was a paranormal. I have
always loved anything to do with the paranormal/supernatural
so it was no big surprise when I decided to pen on myself.
When I sat down to write “The Guarding of Eden”, I had every
intention of it being a paranormal as well but that was not
where the story led me and it morphed into a regular
contemporary. No one was more surprised by that that I
was. Now, I try to write across all genres. I love to read
all genres and decided that there is no reason to stick to
have a favorite character you have written?
Eden Campbell from “The Guarding of Eden” is my favorite so
far. She is sassy and sarcastic and full of wit. I just
love her but her friend Tilley Madison is a close second and
I feel she may just take over as favorite as soon as I am
finished with her story...we'll see.
have a character that you look back on now and don't like?
In my historical romance Savage Rescue, I wish I had made
the character of Cecily Smith different. Don't get me
wrong, it is a great story and she is a great character, I
only wish I had made her...different.
draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun
stories you could share?
Everyone seems to think that I am a bit sarcastic (go
figure!) So I try to add a little of myself into my
heroines. I spice up their sass by having them say
something that I would if I were in their situation, and
yes, it is usually something sarcastic! Other than that, I
try to stay away from basing my characters on real people.
I like for them to be original.
thing that your readers would be surprised to know about
I am a bit of a prude. I get so embarrassed if someone asks
me about the intimate scenes in my books. I love to write
them, I just don't like to talk about them. Other than
that, the only other thing that I can think of is that I am
a bit on the short side. I am only 4' 11" tall. People are
often surprised to see how short I am.
have a guilty pleasure?
Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. I love that
stuff! It is so addicting I can eat a whole pint in one
sitting. (That could be why I am turning into a chunky
you need before you start writing? Anything that is just a
must have or the creative juice don't flow?
I like to have a lot of light in the room so I make sure
that the blinds are open. I seem to be more creative with
all the natural light streaming in through the windows.
music influence your writing? If so, do any of your stories
have a theme song?
Not really. I love music but I have not ever placed a song
with a story.
story was optioned for a movie, who would play your
Wow. I have never thought about this. Since I am a new,
fairly unknown author I would have to say that using new
unknown actors would be a perfect fit. We all have to start
were you when you got your first contract? Who did you tell
I was at home plugging away on another story. I of course
called my husband and told him first. He is so supportive
of me and my writing. He is always telling me that I am
going to be a bestseller someday, let's hope that he is
you currently working on?
I just finished up a paranormal entitled “A Taste of Terror”
and it is set for release December 1st, 2010 by Muse It Up
Publishing. I am now working on a follow up to that story.
Not only that, I am also working on two more paranormals and
a historical romance (western) but I will soon be starting a
follow up to “The Guarding of Eden”. Tilley's story is
can readers find you?
I am everywhere!
Readers can find me on Myspace
and of course my official website-
I love to hear from readers! Feel free to contact me
And for the silly side - What is your favorite type of
Any kind of chocolate is a magical treat from the gods! I
love all chocolate, especially Lindor Truffles! But as I
said before, I will eat any kind of chocolate sat before me!