When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
 I have always loved books. For as long as I could remember I always gravitated toward picture books, poetry and novels. But the day I realized that I could write my own stories and get them published was life changing for me. I think I was about 8 years old. Plus, it helped that I grew up surrounded by creative people: my mom is a writer, my father is a song writer, my grandfather was a storyteller and my grandmother was a poet.

How long does it take you to write a book? 
 It really depends on the story and how my muse is feeling that particular day. Usually a year for the first draft and a few months here and there to go over the novel over and over again until I’m happy with the story. Usually a couple of years. I work on a lot of ideas throughout the year and usually the one that is yelling the loudest is the one that gets my attention for a good chunk of time. 

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
 It’s chaotic at best. I’m a stay at home mom to two amazing yet rambunctious little boys and I only get 2 hours of quiet time a day. So everything gets done within those two hours. And sometimes my family or friends need me during those quiet hours so I take care of my loved ones and then I’ll write in the evening after my kids are asleep and the house is quiet once more. But I write while they’re watching cartoons or while I’m waiting for them to get out of school. I always have my notebook with me. It really depends. So I don’t have a set schedule to write. I just find little chunks of time here and there and make do with what I have.

What is your latest release and what's next? 
 Right now the latest releases are Shattered Frost (book #3 in the Frost Series) and Girl. Shattered Frost follows Bianca Frost’s next adventure into Everafter. She and her BFF Ming get kidnapped by Captain Bluebeard’s ghost and they find a way to escape into Wonderland where they have to avoid getting captured by the Queen of Hearts and save Jack of Hearts. I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing this book.
Girl is about a painting named Nina that comes to life after her creator/artist commits suicide. She has a year to experience life and decide her fate. Be born anew and become a mortal being or remain in her canvas forever.

What’s next? I’m working on a whole bunch of different projects. Mugshots (short stories), Ruby Frost (book #4 in the Frost Series), and Pros and Cons of Being a Teenage Fairy (middle grade book). But my next book to be released is titled The Laurel. It will be released in May 2016 through Indie Gypsy. It’s the retelling of the Greek Myth of Apollo and Daphne. I can’t wait for you guys to read it!  

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