Welcome back, Precarious. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
Earlier this month, I had a reader named Angie give this feedback to me: “Since I was little I wanted to do something courageous and after reading this book I immediately fell in love with Hadassah and I wish I can be her. She is a type of person I wish I could be. To be walking with God in total sync and to live a life of adventure doing His work. I love this book I can’t wait for the next one to come out.”
This is why I write the kind of books that I do.
Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
That would be the day I received a letter telling me the adoption of my daughter was finalized. As soon as I opened the letter, the two of us dressed up and went to the Children’s Museum to celebrate!
How has being published changed your life?
Being published has opened doors for a number of projects to help others achieve their publication goals. For instance, I’m helping my dad publish his historical novel. But being published also means I’m busier than ever! Marketing, and learning new marketing techniques, keeps me on my toes.
What are you reading right now?
I’m in the middle of four books at the moment, because that’s just how I roll. The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson, Anointed by Sarah Witenhafer, Crowded by Shaina Cilimberg, and The Angel Crest Deception by Gregory and Mikayla Kayne.
What is your current work in progress?
Aside from starting on Book 3 of Revelation Special Ops, I’m finishing up the second book for my fantasy trilogy, as well as working on a YA coming-of-age novel about a hyper-intellectual girl and her broken family relationships. Both of these books should be ready for publication by the end of the year.
What would be your dream vacation?
Anywhere near the ocean!!! It could be
as long as I’m close to big waves. Give me lots of paper, a handful of Pilot V5
roller ball pens and a good amount of surf, and I’m living my dream vacation!
How do you choose your settings for each book?
My spy novels are set all over the world. Since I write to raise awareness about human trafficking, I choose locations that I know have this issue in greater measure. For my current novel, Pharmacia: Those Magic Arts, I did invent one location, but other than that, all the locations are real places.
If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to spend an evening praying with Misty Edwards, my favorite musician. She’s out of
Kansas City, and her music inspired my Revelation
Special Ops series.
What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Since I have a five year old, this gives me the excuse of playing on jungle gyms without looking strange! Also, I play guitar and cook exotic foods that my husband gags at and my daughter loves.
What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Sleep. I’m serious! I find myself becoming an insomniac in order to write, and that’s not the healthiest way to live. I’ve learned to take days where the only writing I do is to the Lord.
What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Finish. Write out that first draft all the way to The End. Once I finished my first novel and learned that I could do it, finishing became attainable. And once finishing is attainable, all the rest falls into place after a while.
Tell us about the featured book.
Pharmacia: Those Magic Arts is Book 2 of the Revelation Special Ops series. In this book, we learn what happened to Matt, Hadassah’s love interest from Book 1. We also learn about modern slavery in
America through the eyes of three R.S.O.
operatives, and about human trafficking in Russia through Hadassah.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Since I published with KDP Select, I can only give the link to the book:
You’ll find the first chapter and more there.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Here’s where to find me:
I look forward to connecting with all of you!
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