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Q: Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
A: No way. But I’ve always loved to read. I’m a fast reader so I go through books like there’s no tomorrow.
Q: What did you do in your previous life?
A: I was a junior high science teacher for nine years. I loved the kids and miss them a lot. There’s something about the pre-teen years that’s magical. And hormonal. And just plain fun. (Especially when you’re watching from the outside.)
Q: How many manuscripts did you write before selling?
A: Four. My fifth manuscript—STOLEN FURY—sold under a different name in February, 2008.
Q: How many years did it take you to sell?
A: Five. I began writing in 2003 after I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. I quickly learned I’d go nuts without something to keep my mind busy, so I started writing. I never intended for it to be my next career, but here I am.
Q: Did you ever ride the contest circuit?
A: I did. Briefly. But I had fabulous critique partners who offered great suggestions—the kind you can’t get through contests. In 2006 I was the grand prize winner in the Romancing the Tome contest, and in 2007 I was a Golden Heart Finalist. Coincidentally, with the same book—and the same one I sold—STOLEN FURY.
Q: What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve received?
A: Don’t give up. I never did.