I am a former analyst with the Government Accountability Office, where I wrote extensively on many real world topics. I have also worked as a fashion model, teacher, insurance adjuster, jewelry designer, and boutique owner. Now I have fulfilled a life-long dream to write novels. I love health and fitness, traveling, and studying religious history. I'm always reading fiction. I was born in England and grew up in New Hampshire and Nevada. Now I live in Colorado with my husband, Tim
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
these novels is the fulfillment of a life-long dream. I have done a
number of things professionally, but always thought how wonderful it would be
to write. I was born in
Describe your book ‘Currents Deep and Deadly’ in 30 words or less.
A beautiful pragmatic and troubled woman runs into her hidden past, a murder plot, mystery, madness, and romance, aboard a luxury cruise ship.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I think the hardest part was just accepting that I could do it. I really had no prior experience with writing fiction. I had been writing for the U.S. Congress on many topics for years, but this was decidedly non-creative. Also, at first, the idea of producing a novel and getting it published was daunting.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
The hundreds of murder/mystery and adventures I have read over the past fifty years have had a profound influence. If I had to pick one book, or series, it would be Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. To me, these books are adventures and do not fall into one of the typical genres of romance, mystery, or thriller. These are the types of stories I want to tell.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
My marketing has primarily been through the
internet. I am working on twitter, facebook, and a myriad of author
websites like your own. Of course, locally I do book signings and have had
signings on a cruise ship that was on the same route around
How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
Marketing the books and doing research as well as reading. I am very interested in health and fitness and go to the gym as many days as possible. I blog about fitness, writing, travel, and life at http://www.lifeinsynergy.blogspot.com. Normally, I would be traveling by cruise ship every four to six months to gather background information and to write onboard.
What are you working on next?
I am working on the third book in the cruise crime
adventure series. This one will take place primarily in
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