Visit her websites at http://www.darkofknightseries.com http://www.knightseriesonlinemagazine.com
Her latest book, entitled, The NightMan,was just released 7/12/2010 by kNight Romance Publishing. It is a short story, 60 pgs., packed full of suspense, love, lust and the age old love conquered all.
The story revolves around events that led up to one mysterious night for three people: Adriel, who is a werewolf, in debt to a ruthless vampire name Dorian; Dorian, a vampire with only one desire, to devour the beautiful Caitlin; and Caitlin, the beautiful woman who both men desire on different levels.
Through a series of flashbacks with the main characters, the reader is brought to an understanding of how the three characters arrived at this one mysterious night, the same night that the three lives of the characters are dramatically changed forever. The story is one of a true everlasting love and the courage to take that huge step of faith.
The NightMan is available in Kindle and Paperback;
1. Why did you become a writer? Was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
I’ve always dreamed of becoming a published author since I was 16, but lacked the courage until a few years ago. It was after I wrote my debut novel, Dark of kNight that friends encouraged me to have the book published. Now after my 3rd published book, I have at least 4 more titles waiting in the wings. I’ve found that love and passion for writing that I don’t ever want to lose.
2. What was the inspiration for your latest work of fiction?
I can’t really say. Most of my stories come to me in a thought or dream. It’s really something I play around with in my head until it hits my heart. If I really feel the story, then I’ll start writing it down.
3. Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
All of my characters are based on my imagination. I visualize them in my head and write out their personalities as the story develops. It’s fun coming up with a variety of people, who have different emotions and reactions to certain situations. You can see how they complement one another or even how they conflict.
4. What was the most interesting research you had to do for any of your books?
The most interesting research I’ve done for my books would have to be the DNA modification. I’ve always been a fan of science and this particular field has really gained my attention. When writing Dark of kNight, Daniel, the hero of the story, is a medical research scientist. His research centers around finding a cure for cancer by modifying DNA strands, locating which strands were hereditary and which were not. It was very fascinating to see if my own thoughts and theories would play out.
5. How do you go from an idea for a book to the birth of a story? Is the process the same for every book you write?
Primarily, once I have an idea for a story, I meditated on it for a long while. It has to be something that grips my heart before I begin the process of putting it down on paper. Typically when I’ve reached that decision, I write the scene that is in my head. If I like the way it goes, then I begin mapping out my characters, plot and conflicts.
With my fantasy novel, Sword of Alkatar coming out soon, I spent more time creating the world, creatures and characters. I have a notebook that I write in to describe the world and everything in it. As I begin writing the story, my notebook becomes a bible to the world and its characters.
6. Do you have any advice for beginning writers on how to write a book? Do you have any advice for them regarding promoting that book once published?
My advice for any aspiring writer is to write from your heart. Develop a strong storyline and captivating and interesting characters. Have a professional editor review and edit your work. Don’t be dismayed if you receive constructive criticism, it’s all a part of the process to become a published writer.
Next, find yourself a reliable agent who can get you placed with a publisher.
Promoting? There are a few musts; have an author website, My Space, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Find ways of advertising for free on the internet. Learn to write Press Releases and submit them to different outlets on the internet. Join author/reader chat groups. FIND a mentor, someone who is already published and learn from them!!!
Most of all don’t give up on your dream. It takes time. Through hard work and perseverance you can become a successful writer with a great following.