Q: When did you realize you were a novelist?
When I was about 9. Seriously. I have it written down in my childhood memory books that when I grow up, I want to be an author J
Q: As you gear up for a Book Release, what is the most exciting part(s) for you?
The most exciting part is probably seeing the reviews and feedback. It’s also the most nerve-racking part! But it’s so fun to see how readers connect with the characters.
Q: I love all of your covers. Are they hard to choose, design?
Kind of! It’s hard because you want it to be perfect and reflect the book and the story the best you can. My latest novel features a personal wedding photo of mine, which was an idea I had when the book was first being plotted. I love how it turned out!
Q: Will you always write about strong female bonds? Is that your favorite topic to explore?
It really is my favorite topic to explore. It’s utterly fascinating to me, and I really think it will be a big focal point in my future novels. That and love…because who doesn’t love love J
Q: You have just released your 4th novel, have you started your next big story?
I have! Book 5 has been plotted since early this year and I have a few scenes written so far!
Q: Is there an author that you feel resonates with you and your writing style?
I really think Emily Giffin, and she is the author that really pushed me into finally start writing after I read Something Borrowed. I love the topics she explores in her books, in particular Something Borrowed and Something Blue.
Q: When do you typically write? Where do you write? Set the scene for us….
I have an office in my house with a nice big desk…and a chair that I share each morning with my Vizsla puppy! Typically I write in the morning, before I let the stress of my to-do list really start to bother me! I have a word count goal each day that I achieve that helps keep me on track!
Q: May I ask who your favorite authors are? Books?
Emily Giffin, Sarah Pekkanen, Jen Lancaster and Sophie Kinsella!
Lastly, Book or eBook?
eBooks solely because of my job as a book reviewer – it makes my schedule much easier!