1.) Can you tell our readers a little about you?
I am a native Texan who lives with her husband and spirited Boston Terrier. I have been writing since I was 8, and didn't get a short story published until 30 years later.
2.) What process did you go through to get your book published?
A rollercoaster ride with some coffee, and a few gray hairs. Kidding. I self-publish. It's great to have that creative freedom, taking that route, but it can be stressful when you are the writer, agent, marketer, and so on.
3.)What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
My unconventional plot lines.
4.)What inspires you?
Strange life events. Mine and hearing about other people's.
5.)What is the biggest thing that people THINK they know about your subject/genre, that isn't so?
That my main characters are impervious to insecurity.
6.)What are some of the references that you used while researching this book?
The Science Channel
7.)What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Keeping continuity. I am so right-brained, that I have to make sure I don't neglect logic in the story.
8.)What was your hardest scene to write?
When a character has to make a tough choice. It's difficult because you know what choice he or she will make, but you have to make the struggle seem believable to the reader.
9.)What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I Google like crazy, watch documentaries, and take notes. It might take me a good few months to get the confidence to start writing the story.