I’ve always wanted to write a book; how did you find the time?
Honestly, the pandemic grounded me in place. I’ve always loved to read and write, so I used this time to focus. Family always comes first, but my husband and I have a single daughter who was about to launch to college when I wrote Thick as Water and maintained a busy life of her own. Without the support of my husband, I never would have completed this project.
Do you write daily?
No. A lot of times I may be thinking about my story or taking some notes every day. But, I don’t actively sit at a computer and write every day. I write in spurts and fits.
What is your next project?
I’m working on a psychological thriller that will be published in Summer 2022.
Do you know where the book is going as you’re writing?
Yes, but how I don’t always know the twists and turns it takes to arrive. I outline the entire manuscript and fill in the details as the characters take shape. Though, in my outlining phase I do sometimes alter and change the ending. But, before I really sit down to write prose, I know where the book is going. It helps consciously and unconsciously in the process.
How long did it take to write this book?
I started in June of 2020, and it was published in July of 2021. It was a little over a year of research, drafting, editing, rinse and repeat.
What inspires your writing?
My family will vouch for my love of hypothetical questions. The ones where there is no right or wrong answer. Nothing is definite and I live in the gray areas of life. For Thick as Water, I researched a number of political hot topics and coupled them with my fascination with the DNA testing fad.
How can I get in touch with you?
I enjoy talking to readers. You can reach me on my socials on this website, or email me at [email protected]. I would love to know what you thought of my work.
Will you come to my book club? Email me, and we can discuss scheduling.