Could you tell us a little bit about
Sure, but you might want a hit of caffeine to stay awake. ;) I'm a wife
of twenty years, mom of two teenagers, and the 'domestic zookeeper' of three
adopted greyhounds, two cats and four finches. My writing surely stems from a
life-long love of reading as well as encouragement from my storytelling
grandmothers. I was raised in the Midwest and California and now we live in
Describe your book ‘Justice
Incarnate’ in 30 words or less.
Set in Chicago, Justice Incarnate is an urban
fantasy/paranormal romance featuring Jaden Michaels - a woman determined to
permanently eliminate a predatory demon she's hunted for centuries.
What was the hardest part of writing
The biggest challenge was letting it get 'dark' because I was afraid it
was too dark to be marketable. When I followed the good advice of a couple of
published authors and just let my writing voice out, the story flowed and I was
much more content in the process.
What books have had the greatest
influence on you?
Most recently, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks because it was an
opportunity for a fresh personal assessment of where I am and where I want to
be. The Bible, too, not just for my faith, but also as a research and
storytelling resource (My grandfather was a minister and a great theology
debater as well). And I suppose Judith McNaught's Night Whispers must be
credited here. It was a going away gift from a friend and unbelievably, it was
my first contemporary romance novel. It hooked me on the genre and inspired me
to add that romantic element to my own novels.
Briefly share with us what you do to
market your book?
My website is the cornerstone of my marketing plan. The continuing
innovation of BookBuzzr technologies has been a big help in reaching readers in
multiple places and I appreciate all the avenues available here. I'm also
active with both Facebook and twitter and networking at those sites has been
helpful, increasing my visibility through interviews, guest blog posts and
How do you spend your time when you
are not writing?
Most of my free time is spent with
family. With two active kids and our common family interest in greyhound
adoption, we stay busy. We're all avid readers and we enjoy movies and gaming
too. Of course I always strive for some alone time which usually involves yoga
and a book.
What are you working on next?
Currently I'm promoting my latest release, Tracking Shadows, and editing
a lighter contemporary paranormal romance. I'm also drafting a brand new novel
(with a darker paranormal edge) and making notes for my next 2096 novel. (Yes, readers,
the next 2096 novel belong to Mira.)