I donât know. They just pop into my head. I think thatâs how writers know theyâre writers. We donât search for stories. The stories find us.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
I do, sort of. I actually like the guy depicted on the covers of my Mindâs Eye books. He looks like I see Levi in my head. As for Trudy, the girl on the cover of âThrough Her Eyesâ is also very much like I see Trudy. Quintara is a dear, departed friend of mine, so I see Peggy when I write Quintaraâs character.
3. How do you handle writerâs block?
I donât have writerâs block.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
Iâve had the series bouncing about in my brain for years, but it took âFifty Shades of Grayâ to give me the courage to go ahead and write it. As for this book, âThrough Her Eyes,â I read about a serial killer who murdered over a number of years and I decided to tackle that. Or have Trudy and Levi tackle it. I also like to visit New Orleans, so I set it there to give me a good excuse to go back to the Big Easy and âresearch.â LOL.
5.Whatâs the hardest part of being an author?
âThe hardest part . . . hmmm. I suppose it is finding readers. As an independent author now (as opposed to when my books were contracted with mass market publishers), itâs all on me to get the word out, cajole and entice readers to buy them, and to solicit reviews. Also, itâs up to me to schedule the advertising, the blog tours, the giveaways, the interviews, etc. Promoting books can and does take up a lot of time that I could be writing. For example, right now Iâm negotiating with an actor to narrate âThrough His Eyesâ for an audio version. The upside of promotion is that I get to connect more closely with readers and reviewers, which I appreciate.