I write young adult and contemporary romance, mostly, but I’ve got some ideas for romantic suspsense and horror I can’t wait to tackle.
2. Coffee or tea lover?
Um, neither? I don’t like coffee, tea, or soda. I drink flavored ice tea occasionally, but I adore all things chocolate.
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
We were JUST talking about our bucket lists tonight. On mine? I really want to ride in a private jet once in my life. To me, that’s the ultimate!
4. Do you have pets?
Not right now and I’m sad. I can’t convince my husband to let me get a puppy.
5. When I wake up every morning I… look out the window and make sure the world is exactly as
I left it. This goes back to a nightmare I had when I was a kid in
which I go to sleep with green trees and blue sky and wake up to nuclear
winter. Every morning since I was about ten years old, I look out the
window and make sure it’s not real.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
Well, let me preface this by saying, “I’m old.” I grew up in the
eighties when big hair and crazy clothes were popular. One thing I still
have from way back then is a painted denim jacket. People used to paint
album covers on the back of their jackets. Still got my Led Zeppelin
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I’m a pretty good baker. Every holiday, I get requests for my Italian Rainbow cookies.
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
My stories have an edge. I hope they’ll make people reading them kind of
mad, actually. I find when people are mad is when they take action. A
story like THE WAY IT HURTS should upset you and make you uncomfortable
before you finish it.
9. What inspired you to write The Way It Hurts?
I was inspired to write THE WAY IT HURTS after a number of Twitter wars erupted a few years ago. Someone posts something that’s a bit clue less or maybe a LOT clueless and then, half a million people try to tell that person where they messed up. Sometimes, this call out culture does great things. Others, it’s just a form of bullying. I try to show both of those perspectives in this book.
The Way It Hurts
There may be two sides to every story, but sometimes there’s only one way to set things right…
Music is Elijah’s life. His band plays loud and hard, and he’ll do anything to get them a big break. He needs that success to help take care of his sister, who has special needs. So he’d rather be practicing when his friends drag him to a musical in the next town…until the lead starts to sing.
Elijah can’t take his eyes off of Kristen’s performance, and snaps a photo of her in costume that he posts online with a comment that everybody misunderstands. It goes viral. Suddenly, Elijah and Kristen are in a new spotlight as the online backlash spins out of control. And the consequences are bigger than they both could have ever imagined because these threats don’t stay online…they follow them into real life.