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Q & A TIME!
Q1. What inspired your latest piece?
A. Black 21 was inspired by so many things. When I first started this story, it was a college-town romance about a homecoming dance. I wasn’t excited writing it, so I stopped. I actually dreamed of my second scene in the first chapter of two men arguing in a kitchen over the girl sitting there, like it was a bet. This is a huge part of my story. I’ve already read Stephen King, so I have to credit his writing for inspiring my work. Years later, I went back to this story and was determined to finish it, but a different title and theme came to mind, a darker theme. I love romance so wanted to keep that part of it, showing love will save you in the end. I kept the dance as the focal point of the story, but it turned into a dark twenty-first birthday where the man would become immortal. It’s about good versus evil, light versus dark with some religious components. My MC, Daisy, wears a cross and believes strongly in God (which in the story also means herself/good/higher self), and Jack Red represents the devil/man-made thoughts/lower self. It’s a love story of two people, Daisy and Christian (a name that explains itself in the story), and a contract made a century ago. Of course, good wins in the end, but I do go into another book of Lana’s Calling, their daughter, who fights Jack Red. Readers seem to love Jack because he’s so sinister and evil, but he’s also funny with a dark sense of humor. I’d say my underlying message is love/good always wins if you trust. I didn’t set out to make it about that; it just happened. It’s what’s in my subconscious mind. All writers write what’s hidden in them, whether they want to or not.
Q2. What advice would you give to inspiring writers?
A. Write what’s in your heart. Don’t try to please everyone, because it won’t happen. Honor your story and yourself; the readers will sense that and get what you’re saying. Be authentic. Don’t listen to that negative voice in your head; ignore it at all costs. Surround yourself with positive writers and do what’s best for you/for your writing, story, promoting. It’s different for all of us. As long as you have the passion and drive to see your work out there, you’ll go far. Also, get a second eye, beta, for your final draft because you will miss things, I promise. Most of all, have fun!
Q3. What is your secret ingredient/s for writing a great book?
A. First, have a basic plot in mind to get you going. I’m a panster (one who wings it) and don’t outline in detail, but I will write out a short summary of plot/characters/motivation/goals so I know what background to give each scene. I love keeping readers in suspense and turning those pages to find out what will happen next, as stated in many reviews. I trust in this information coming from a higher place. Just when I think I know something, it changes and I’m even surprised. I listen to my characters and let them tell the story. Don’t add too much detail, either, just enough to let the reader fill the rest in, use their imagination. I usually skim those long passages in books because, frankly, they’re boring. Today’s audience wants fast-paced writing, nothing to bog it down and derail from the action/story. Always keep the story going. Make sure characters are well-developed, even the minor ones. Give even the villains something to care about.
Q4. Favourite Word?
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Supernatural Thriller
Daisy must give up her soul before she can fight for it.
Growing up sheltered by an overprotective father, gifted Daisy Lock was determined to be independent and free, but freedom comes with a grim price. What appears to be an innocent family visit in the country turns into a dark favor asked by a stranger. Not all things are what they seem. Twenty-first birthdays take on a whole new meaning in this hideaway town. Thrown into an occult world filled with sinister lies, Daisy spirals down a destructive path of despair, taking risks for a man she hardly knows. But this man knows her very well. There’s a reason she’s been sheltered.
A deal is made. A contract is signed in blood. There's no way out. No one to trust.
Will Daisy escape this plan made long ago, letting go of the one man she loves, or will she give in to the immortal world, forgetting her faith, and live out her true destiny?