- How long have you been writing?
- Please tell us three things about yourself that you think would surprise people/that most people don’t know.
2. I'm an extreme introvert, which surprises a lot of people. My comfort zone is being home with a cup of coffee and my kiddos. Anything that takes me outside of that (read: EVERYTHING!) is a challenge for me. I'm genuinely friendly, but putting myself out there is hard for me. I love meeting people, but after a convention or big gathering I need a week to myself to process and recenter.
- There’s some controversy about women who write M/M? Do you have any thoughts on the subject you want to share?
In all seriousness, I do think it's possible for a woman to write credible M/M. No, I'm not a man. I don't have firsthand knowledge of what it feels like to be one. But much of my writing focuses on the mechanics of relationships and the emotions involved, and I'm a firm believer that those experiences are universal. I do try hard not to feminize my characters, but that doesn't mean that men don't have the same fears, doubts, and joys that women do in a relationship. Sometimes it might be a challenge to show those in a believable way, but in the end that makes for a better story.
- “They” tell us that writers should write what they know—do you think that’s true? Why/why not?
- Pantster or plotter? Why?
- A lot of authors write short stories as well as novels/novellas. What’s the difference for you, as an author between writing a piece that’s under 20,000 and one that’s 30,000 or more?
- How much of your real life experiences go into your writing? Where does your inspiration usually come from? Ever based a character on a real person (friend or enemy?)
- Do you listen to music while you write, prefer absolute silence, run off to the coffee shop…? If you do listen to music, can you name a few songs off your playlist?
- What television shows are you currently watching?
LOL--your kids' shows totally count. When mine was *much* younger, the only thing I knew about "current tv shows" was Little Bear and Rupert *G*.
- What’s next on the horizon for you? WIPs, writing goals, personal goals…?
Unable to move on after the death of his lover, British expat Niall Ahern clings to Nolan's dream of living in the Caribbean by moving to Tortola. Once there, he finds that not even the beauty of the island can fill the hole in his heart. Broke and spent in nearly every way imaginable, Niall wants out of the lonely, miserable, guilt-ridden life he's carved out for himself.
When Ethan Bettencourt, a wealthy tech guru, shows up in British Virgin Islands looking to purchase a second home, he gives Niall hope that he can move on. Both men fall hard and fast, but Niall finds piloting his yacht in the midst of a hurricane is nothing compared to weathering life's simple misunderstandings. As their troubles come between them, Niall is left to wonder if he and Ethan are over before they've begun.