Frequently asked questions
How many books do you currently have out on the market?
I have six of my full contemporary romance novels in the Tempered Steel
Series; one novella from the TS Series; two books from my Lustful Trilogy of
erotica; my Guilty Pleasures short story in the Pieces of the Heart anthology.
and my newest addition to the Tempered Steel Series is a cookbook written in
the point of view of Ginny Coalson, matriarch to the Coalson Family.
What book are you currently working on or have recently released?
My newest addition to the Tempered Steel Series is a cookbook written in the
point of view of Ginny Coalson, matriarch to the Coalson Family. I mentioned
in my first book, Whistlin’ Dixie that Ginny was writing a cookbook and fans
and readers demanded that I do it, so I did! It will be available in eBook,
paperback and a special spiral bound book personally signed through my
What is one of the biggest challenges that you have faced as an author
and what did you do to overcome it?
My biggest issue is still marketing, getting folks to see my books. Social Media
and technology is constantly evolving and trying to keep up with it is
daunting. I’m not a marketing expert, so I do what I can and enlist the help of
others that may know more than I do, to give me some tips.
What is the easiest way for new readers to follow you and to stay up to
date on your latest work?
Oh, I’m on just about every social media site and of course, my newsletter on
my website gets a reader all this info plus FREE books!
Who is one person that you have always been able to count on when it
comes to supporting your writing?
My daughter without a doubt. She takes care of my financial accounting,
BETA reads my work, offers ideas and insights into marketing, and generally
is my best friend.
Are you working on any new projects or have anything exciting that
you would like to share with us?
Oh, 2018 is going to be so exciting! I’m delving into the YA genre, paranormal
romance, and a romantic comedy, plus a time traveling trilogy!
If you could change anything about the book world what would it be
The piracy. Authors work very hard on their craft and it’s a shame when
people steal their work. Most authors hold down full time jobs, have families,
or other commitments, and still manage to put out an excellent story.
From your own stories are there any particular characters that you
think represent you or someone else in your life?
Funny you should ask! My Tempered Steel Series is about seven brothers and
my husband comes from a family of seven brothers, so I took a good trait and
a not so good trait from each of them to make up my characters. As far as the
heroines, I based these women on the strong, compassionate, sassy and sexy
women that I know personally. I’m very lucky to have such great friends.
If you had to choose a single genre to read or write for the rest of your
life what would you choose and why?
I’m a total romantic at heart, so romantic comedy would be my genre of
choice. The love stories that make you laugh out loud and sigh with happiness
at the end are the best!