Name one novel that inspired you to write.
Just one? I’m not really sure. I’ve been making up stories as long as I’ve been reading. I started both at about three years old. I started really putting effort in to my writing at about age six or so. I filled notebooks with poems and stories. I would probably have to say the Goosebumps books. I was in awe of so many books written by one person. A Goosebumps book was the first brand new book I ever bought with my own money. It was in the first grade. I devoured those books over and over and then tried to make my own stories like them.
What’s your favorite genre to write and read?
My favorite genre to read is probably Science Fiction, but I read very widely.
I mostly write humor with a side of romance.
Do you prefer to write stand-alone or series?
I’ve only ever written stand alones.
Use 3 words to describe yourself.
Anxious. Emotional. Loving.
Reveal your WIP aesthetics or an image that represents your MC or setting.
This is not something I’ve done before and wouldn’t even know where to begin.
How long did your first MS take to draft?
The first novel I wrote to an ending was for NaNoWriMo 2010 so it took 30 days.
Who is your author idol?
Stephen King has always been the author I looked up to the most.
Share a writing memory that made you determined to carry on.
Reading my future husband excerpts from the NaNoWriMo novels I’ve finished and making him laugh until he nearly cried. I write to make myself laugh and when it works for others too that’s amazing!
Tell us something surprising or unique about yourself.
I have a surprisingly high pain tolerance. I spent four full days in labor at home. 36 hours of that was spent trying to push my child out. I ended up in the hospital for a c-section at the beginning of the fifth day. She was almost 10 pounds, perfectly healthy, and amazing. The nurses keep trying to force medication on me, but I was fine and up and walking around, ready to go home the next morning. All I had medication wise the full time was the shot the anesthesiologist gave me before surgery.
Share the hardest part about being a writer and how you overcame it.
Motivation to keep working. I haven’t. I really only end up writing fiction during NaNoWriMo though being a published, paid author has been a dream of mine for two and half decades.
What’s your favorite social media and why? Share your link.
Instagram is probably my favorite right now. I’m super new to it, but taking pictures of books is surprisingly fun for me. I like the level of engagement I could get from day one versus on the blog. I’m @allthingsmommablog
Share some uplifting wisdom in six words or less
We take care of each other.