Hello. I am so glad your here today. It's been a fun week so far Featuring your books!
Thanks for inviting me to your chat room. It’s so great to be here.
Before we get into book let's chat a bit. A few fun questions always break the ice a bit!
1. Do you have any little snacks or treats that keep you focused when writing?
Oh, give me a bowl of buttery popcorn, or pretzels and I’m a happy writing gal. My current obsession is with Snyder’s jalapeno pretzel bites. As if the snack gods are telling me something, I’m finding every flavor in the stores, but jalapeno. My mouth puckers just thinking about them.
2. Do you have a furry companion or office assistant?
I’m thrilled you asked. While I’m still juggling and keep all the balls in the air—at least most of the time—it would be wonderful to have an office addition. Maybe at some point in the future I will look into getting help.
Luckily, I don’t have to wish for a furry office companion, because I can’t even imagine a day without my buddy, Harper.
When my husband and I adopted him, we couldn’t know we’d adopted a puppy on steroids. Gosh, during this stage I wanted to pull my hair out. But since going bald was not an option, I turned to writing. I turned out story into a non-fiction book but quickly branched out into fiction writing. And of course, you will find an adorable goofball in all of my stories.
3. If you could take your next character(s) anywhere in the world where would you choose to set your next book.
Gosh, that’s tough. A beach setting in a warm climate comes to mind, or a mountain setting in winter. I grew up in Germany where forts and castles are abound. I attended my niece’s wedding in a 12th century castle which I thought would be a great setting for a modern day fairy tale. For now, some quirky residents in Oak Creek keep me busy. I am working on the next installment in the Oak Creek series, featuring regular folks with ordinary jobs—a landscaper, a B&B owner, and a female construction manager—with king sized problems.
4. If you could spend an afternoon hanging out with one of your (current)Characters where would you go? Who would you take? What would you do?
Hmmm… only one character? That’s tough. I would head to Africa where Ryan is assisting his friend with a documentary. I’d go there to slap some sense into him. He needs to get back to Oak Creek and make up with Emily before it’s too late. I might have to bring an enforcer 😊
5. I love covers. I am a bit if a junkie. What made you decide to do a Re-launch?
I loved the original cover, and still do. When I set out to write Secrets in Oak Creek, it was meant to be a stand-alone read. But things change, right? The title turned into the first in series, and by book 3 I knew I needed to re-brand. Luckily I found this amazing cover designer who brought my vision for the new cover alive.
6. What was the easiest part of planning, developing and initiating the Re-launch?
To be truthful, nothing about the process was easy. If I had to point out just one thing, I’d say the decision to relaunch was the easiest and most difficult at the same time. Once I’ve jumped that hurdled, I put my current project on the back burner and concentrated on making this the best story it could be. I couldn’t have done this without my amazing developmental and line editors, cover designer, and interior designer.
7. I was glad to see your books are now available on B&N. What other retailers can we purchase?
I am thrilled my books are now available at the reader’s preferred retailers such as KOBO, Google Play Store, Apple, and others. Click on the link for all retailers. books2read.com/Secrets-in-Oak-Creek
8.You have just written 'The End" what do you do to celebrate?
Funny, but ‘The End’ is always bitter-sweet. On one hand I’m relieved that the story is told, on the other there is this empty feeling. Hubby usually takes me out to celebrate with dinner at my favorite place and a glass of something, something… lol
10. Other than Secrets in Oak Creek can share with our readers about other books in the series?
Oak Creek is a loosely connected series.. Although it would be best to read in sequence, each book can be read as a stand-alone. Scars of the Past is a tribute to all veterans—past, present and future. A year ago, Reid McCabe lost his leg in an explosion, now, he’s hell-bent on crossing the country on foot for PTSD with his friend, and former Platoon Sergeant. As he prepares for this monumental task, a romance is the last thing on his mind. Meet Reid and his adorable sidekick, Yard.
Thanks so much for chatting. Well I've loved chatting but I have to get some grocery shopping done so I can try out your recipe for Chicken Schnitzel! (readers click Here to read the recipe)
My pleasure! Thanks again for the invitation. I can't wait to hear how you like it!