Tell us about your favorite character from your books.
Nooooo! You want me to play favorites! I’m a good mom, I love all my characters equally. (Shut up, Mick! I don’t have a favorite, I don’t!) Well, all right, I sorta have a favorite. But only because I wouldn’t mind sliding in and taking her place, sneaky like. (No, Mick, it isn’t your Jezebel.) I guess if I use those criteria, well…it would be Emily. (Mick! What a mouth you have!) What can I say, I like older men!
Does travel play in the writing of your books?
Well, time travel, space travel, sailing…and places I’d like to travel. Like the Caribbean.
Oooo! Later this month, Decadent is releasing the second of my books set in the Kraken’s Caribbean. The Chameleon Goggles is pirate world meets military steampunk invasion. Yup, period pirate ship verses armor clad zeppelin. Quite the challenge! Toss in a nice romance, a tragic past and some major risk taking. Fun!
Do you play games? What kind?
Games? What sorta games? (peering sideways at you…) I don’t know you well enough to talk about this… Okay, well, I like to play Mahjong on my computer, and Free Cell…and I like to play with my dog and tease my cat.(In a fun way!)
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
Sometimes! Mostly soundtracks. Sometimes music that inspires me with certain lyrics…I’ve got a running theme in my latest scifi romance and like to set my mood with Evanescence and Grey Eye Glances (two groups completely different from each other, yup…I be a multi-faceted.) Then when I’m ready to dive in…Pagan Saints.(Something totally different!)
What was the scariest moment of your life?
Driving home after a dental appointment and having my first panic attack on the road, alone. Thank God my sis was visiting a friend in the next city. Called her, she talked me to the restaurant where they were eating and talked me down so I could get back on the road home…two more hours on the road. (To be honest, as panic attacks go, it wasn’t terrible. But it was my first where I didn’t know what was going on and thought my heart was getting ready to freak out of me…again.)
What is your favorite meal?
Favorite meal…when I get a chance and find it available…red pepper sauce, spaghetti, garlic bread…starting with a crispy green salad and tart Italian dressing. Dessert?Something with chocolate and cinnamon. Now, I’m hungry.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A historian. I’m not sure I knew what that meant, but I loved history and historian sounded very involved with history.
What group did you hang out with in high school?
The gnurds! (Yup, nerds but we spelled it differently.) We were the smart kids, not unpopular and we lived in the science wing of my high school. We had really good parties, btw.
Beatles or Monkees? Why?