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Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a Colorado native, an alumna of CU Boulder, mother of 2 terrible but wonderful teenagers and wife of almost 20 years. Ever since I can remember, I’ve lived in my own imagination visiting reality occasionally. Writing for me has always been my comfort, my escape, and my most profound companion since I can remember.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
I don’t remember ever not writing. Reading and writing are like breathing to me. However, I give my sister, and author, Ann Martinez (Annabelle Anders), the credit for pushing me off the publishing ledge. After reading through some of my stories, she said, “You have to get published. This is really good.” I took her advice and finished Crimson during the spring of 2018, and the rest is history.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
Like all authors, our writing is a combination of people, ideas, and beliefs that we have, and I’m no different. However, I tend to focus on women in my novels. I grew up with powerful women, and every main character is based on someone I love and care about. My favorite to write was Sarah from Scarlet. Sarah is actually based on my sister, Leslie. She’s one of the most inspiring women in my life; she’s fearless and brave, and those are qualities that I wish I had more of. When she wants something, there’s nothing in this world that will keep her from it. It’s the tenacity and courage that I was aiming for when writing Sarah.
What are you working on now?
I am currently writing Bloodthirsty Bastard. It’s a spinoff of the original Cocky Bastard by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. In it, we meet Aubrey Bloom’s roommate from college, Caroline. She’s a teacher from New England who’s in need of a job. Along with her evil cat (that Chance nicknames Lucifer), she moves into the newlywed’s spare bedroom. However, between her ability to thwart her hosts’ amorous activities, and the devil kitty, Caroline needs to find a new place to live…Enter Ethan, vampire, and owner of Dumont securities, and he’s in need of a personal assistant. Ethan is sexy, ruthless, logical, and bloodthirsty… So, of course, Aubrey offers Caroline for the job!
Do you have any quirks while writing?
Silence. No distractions, no music, no phone.
What are your hopes for the future?
I love writing, and it alone gives me a lot of joy, but I would like to see some validation from my work and be able to make a living from it. Right now, I’m a brand new author, so I’m hoping my efforts will pay off in the future.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Keep writing, and keep pushing. You get nowhere if you give up.
Do you have anything to say to your readers?
I have amazing readers! I love you guys! Thank you for all your support – YOU are a huge reason why I write 😉
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