Good morning, Hunter, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors. Can you tell us what you've written?
I've written several short stories, but through the years they have been lost-- my first novel is “Wake Up! Based on a true story of abuse and betrayal”.
What is your favorite genre to write?
Home-made caramel popcorn
Tea or coffee?
Pizza or ice cream?
Where would you like to visit?
Scotland or Denmark
We really need to get together and book this Scotland trip. So many of the authors I interview list Scotland as a place they want to go! Favorite musical artist. Do you listen to music when you write? What?
I don't really have a favorite artist, but my favorite genres are Country and Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. Yes I listen to music when I write, With “Wake Up!”, because of the content and how close to home it is I listen to mostly heavy metal. My husband says he can tell which parts I'm reading or editing by the music I'm listening to.
What makes you laugh?
My childrens' antics
Favorite work of art or sculpture.
The sculptor of David by Michelangelo
How old were you when you started writing?
8 I think. Wrote a short story called “Pierre the Craw-fish”
Describe your perfect evening.
Picnic in a meadow or mountains at dusk
Where do you get your inspiration?
What do you do when you get a writer's block?
Step away until the manuscript calls me back and this one has many many times
Who is your favorite author?
I don't have a favorite really but I like books with a “real” feel to them
Best book you ever read.
“Calder Born, Calder Bred” by Janet Dailey
Last book you read.
“Sister Warriors” by Lisa Marie Main
What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer?
I am a Social Worker
Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
My mom, because she has never given up on me even when I wanted/want to give up on myself.
If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
My grandma. She was a huge part of my life and I want to know what she thinks about my becoming an author.
What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Don't quit and, even if you don't feel like it. . . write, write and write some more.