The Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia
Good morning, K.R., and welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors. We're happy to have you here with us this morning. Can you tell us what have you written?
I have two series started. My first, the Keeper Saga, which has two novels and a short story thus far, is a young adult/paranormal series. And my other series, The Untold Stories of Neverland, revolves around some of my favorite classic fairytale villains and tells their stories from their point-of-views.
What is your favorite genre to write?
Nearly anything chocolate!
Tea or coffee?
Definitely tea, sweet and iced, please.
Pizza or ice cream?
I love pizza, though I’m the strange one that likes pineapple and ham on it as my favorite. (I don’t typically turn down ice cream, though!)
Where would you like to visit?
Scotland! I doubt I’d be happy with just a visit, though. Given half a chance, I’d move there in a heartbeat.
Me, too! We need to get together and see if we can get a group rate to Scotland. So many authors I've interviewed also want to go there. Favorite musical artist. Do you listen to music when you write? What?
I listen to a wide variety of music while I’m driving, but I don’t have an all time favorite to speak of. I don’t ever listen to music when I write. I have a four-year old son. Silence is golden. J
It’s more of a “who” that makes me laugh. That same little four-year old boy who never likes to be quiet.
Favorite work of art or sculpture.
I’m not a visual art admirer. (Yes, I know, shame on me.) I prefer the art in the telling of stories.
I’ve loved books ever since I was a little girl carrying around Nancy Drew stories. I only started writing my own adventures about five years ago. (I’ll keep you guessing on how old I am. ;) )
Describe your perfect evening.
I have these quite often. My favorite evening always includes spending time with my husband and son, my two favorite people in the world.
Believe it or not, my inspiration comes from reading. There is nothing that can bring your imagination alive like the worlds that are in the pages of books.
What do you do when you get a writer's block?
I do what any author worth their salt does. I gripe. I complain. I take a break. Then, I get back to it. Sometimes the block happens when your story isn’t going the way it should. It helps to step back and take another look at it…after you are well finished being aggravated, of course. ;)
Who is your favorite author?
My favorite author of all time is Diana Gabaldon.
Best book you ever read.
Outlander…by Diana Gabaldon.
Last book you read.
To Have and To Hold, by Trae Stratton.
What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer?
Writing is actually my “night” job/passion. My day job is at the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier.
My daughter that I miscarried five years ago. They say that everything in your life happens for a reason, and it is very true. She was the reason I began my writing. Then, it was escape. Now, writing is something that I love. That turn in my life five years ago, changed everything.
If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
I’d want to sit down with Mark Twain. I’d love to learn everything I possibly could from him.
What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Believe in yourself—that’s the key. And don’t give up, no matter what.
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