Nope. When I was young, I wanted to be an angel and fly. As I grew, I had no idea what I wanted to be.
Do your readers contact you? If so, what do they say?
Readers are encouraged to contact me. And most just want to discuss one of my books. I love it.
For aspiring writers, what three pieces of good advice would you give them?
Write. And edit and write again. Keep submitting and go to conferences. Just keep at it.
Do you have a favorite of your own books?
I like Keeping Her Safe the best, I think. Though it's a bit like figuring out which of your children you like best. It's impossible.
How do you balance writing with your life?
There is no balance. My life is constantly interrupting my writing.
How old were you when you wrote your first book and what was it about?
I was mid teens and I started this historical with no plot and lots of drawings. An old friend found it again and sent it to me. We had a great laugh.
Where do your ideas come from?
Often, my ideas come from settings and incidents from life around me. But by the time the story is written, a lot has changed.
Do you have a writing quirk?
I'd like to kill anyone who interrupts me. Is that a quirk?
Pantser or Planner?
Do you pick out dream casts for your books? If so, what's your favorite so far?
No. I don't often follow movie stars. Young Delta Burke was the inspiration for the heroine in All For A Good Cause
Coke vs Pepsi?
Chocolate vs Vanilla?
Cake vs Ice Cream?
Cake. And it better be chocolate.
Do you think we dream in color or that we wake up and remember it in color?
Yes. I dream in colour. I even remember it.
What's your favorite food?
Shepherd's pie. With a side of taco salad.
What type of food could you never live without?
Vegetables. I love all except cucumbers.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what would you take with you (limit 4 items)?
My kindle, pillow, and a machete to lop off green coconuts to drink the water.
Favorite show growing up?
The Flintstones. Loved it.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
I would want to fly. After all, I wanted to be an angel when I was young.
What do you think the future will hold?
I think we'll be living under the ocean and on the moon. I want to live on a spacestation in between.
Under siege, her life and her heart...
Sgt. Dawna Atkinson has worked hard for her South American embassy posting. She'd also taken the blame for a shared indiscretion with her instructor, Tay Hastings.
But when her embassy is bombed, she comes under the microscope all the more. Worse still, her unit sends Tay to search for any mistakes she's making.
Tay had tried to take the blame for that one night of passion, but when that failed, he quit his instructor's post. But circumstances force him not to reveal any of this.
As the investigation heats up, Dawna and Tay find their relationship is also heating up. And with a killer who can create bombs, use a sniper rifle, and poison the embassy staff, they must set aside their hurt, and distrust, or risk many lives.
(taken from her site)
I’ve always wanted to start a bio with “I was born at a very young age...” But my books have so little humour in them that I am reluctant to do so. With the exception of my first book, All For A Good Cause, all of the stories I’ve written are romantic suspense. The last few are now reflecting my faith.
But, suspense aside, I enjoy life, love to laugh, and am blessed by my family, even more since I retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, where I worked as a vehicle technician. We’ve lived in three provinces and two countries and enjoyed all postings.
Since my husband retired from his career in the military and we moved back to his hometown, I’ve become a full-time writer, mother and volunteer at our church. I love doing all of those things, and yes, consider them fodder for my stories.
We love to travel, and I hope I have instilled that in my children. Two years ago, my daughter and I took a mission trip to Bolivia, and loved every minute of it. Though Bolivia is the poorest country in the Americas, it’s big on love, faith and courage, and I’m proud to have met some wonderful natives of that country. Next time we go, we’re taking the rest of the family with us.
I’m the youngest of three children. We lost our parents while we were young, but I think that was part of what molded us into who we are today. And we’re spread out on three continents, too, each raising our own families. Today, the relatives I see regularly are my husband’s, and when you read my books, you’ll really get the sense of a small town!
Thank you so much for stopping by.