How would you describe yourself using only five words?
A hopeful romantic who writes
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Reading because I do it instead of chores.
Barbecue potato chips because I'm a salty/savory kinda gal.
Lying in bed on a workday through three snooze alarms not because I'm sleepy, but because I can.
Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I read Tarot cards. Have done it professionally as well as for friends.
How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
Since I'm pretty much always in the mood to write, it's basically just turning on the computer and sitting down.
If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?
Why does this feel like you're asking me which child is my favorite. Eek! Well, I think that I'd have to say COLLECTOR'S ITEM because I think I've shapeshifted into a paranormal writer from a pure fantasy writer. My first book, THE FESTIVAL OF THE FLOWERS: THE COURTESAN AND THE SCHOLAR, was a fantasy romance which gave full rein to my love of fantasy and worldbuilding. However, building the world for COLLECTOR'S ITEM was even more enjoyable and challenging. Trying to create an alternative world like our own but with paranormals living openly among humans was a fascinating mental exercise. The "what ifs" kept popping out of the woodwork like demonic whack-a-moles. Now, I find myself returning to that world over and over again. Hopefully, readers will share that enjoyment in my future books.