1. Why do you think you've always been drawn toward being a writer?
I have always had an overactive imagination, and writing my stories into actual books to share is rather therapeutic for me. Plus, I just love hearing when something I've written has brought happiness, comfort, or excitement in someone's life.
2. What is The Unattainable Series about?
The Unattainable Series is about two best friends, Alice and Vivianne, who find love in a place we all only imagine about... from their celebrity crushes. A change of a lifetime, right? But there's just one thing... one of them runs towards love while the other runs from it. It's a comedic look at how realistic characters would react to something so regularly unattainable. When in Maui is book one. Book two, When in Doubt, comes out this spring.
3. Would you tell us about Immersion?
Immersion is a dystopian tech thriller. It's a story about a small group of people in a world not unlike our own, but the economy is worse while crime is up, and a virtual gaming device called B.I.G.S. is adding to the chaos. These people know what the world is being lied to about... the B.I.G.S. is dangerous. The more you use it, the less likely you are to come out of it. Can they stop this corporation before they bring the world to its knees?
4. Would you tell us more about your Lunchtime Anthologies series? It seems like a very unique idea to me!
TLTA is kind of a brain child of mine while working outside of the home. I saw myself and so many others reading while on lunch breaks and wishing they didn't have to stop in the middle of a "good part" to go back to work. So I figured why not make a full novel with short stories and bits throughout it? Other authors write these short stories or bits that are their own stand-alone pieces yet fit into a larger picture storyline, creating a full novel with stopping points! Gable Heights is the first book, having been released Jan 2016 through Blue Deco Publishing. It's a crime drama. The second book will be out later in 2016. Each book is its own storyline, but they all have that same concept. It's a lot of fun putting these books together.
5. What are your plans for the rest of 2016--and what else would you like readers to know about you and your work?
2016 is VERY exciting! I am releasing When in Doubt in Spring, The Long Summer (a coming of age story) later this year, and possibly another book later in 2016, a sci-fi story. The working title on that is The Push. I'm also a part of and co-leading a five-book anthology release called The Debut Collective, and I have a short story in all five books. Plus, there will be the release of the second TLTA book! I'll also have a convention and signing tour this year. Among others, I'll be signing at:
Festival of the Arts – Authorpalooza at the Gate – Big Rapids, MI – Feb 20th
Women's Expo – Grand Rapids, MI – March 11th - 13th
Barnes & Noble – Lansing, MI – May 7th
UtopiaCon – Nashville, TN – June 23rd - 25th
Tulip City Author Event – Holland, MI – July 9th
Indies in NYC – New York City – August 6th
Penned Con – St. Louis, MO – September 23rd - 24th