Q: How does it feel to be a grandmother?
A: I don't think it's quite sunk in, but I'm so happy I could burst!
Q: Has the baby inspired any writing?
A: No, not really. I am just basking in her cuteness.
Q: What do you do to get into the 'writing zone'? Do you have a special setup, certain time of day, any pre-writing requirements (must have mug of coffee etc.)?
A: A: I don't have a 'start' routine. Even if I am not 'in the mood', I just start writing and before too long, my muse takes over. Used to be soda, but don't need much of anything to get going.
Q: Do you have a summer project lined up?
A: A: Not really, my main priority right now is to get book two revised and edited. But I did just have a cool idea for a story recently.
Q: Do you put any special thought into things like the first words or last words in a book?
A: I never used to, but with book two and three, oh yeah, I am totally planning that!
Q: What topics have you researched for your stories?
A: Mostly medieval history. The time of the Middle Ages, armor, weapons, hierarchies.
Q: What do you think makes your style unique?
A: I try to write my stories as if you are part of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. If you're a gamer, you know what I mean! I try to pull you in and make that movie in your head begin so you don't want to put down the book.
Q: What was your greatest inspiration and motivation to write 'Adversarius'?
A: The fact that I had a story I wanted to share with people, that was the biggest motivation/inspiration. Something I knew people would like, if they like fantasy. I was more motivated after being compared to Tolkien. Even if I didn't see it, someone else did and that inspired me to no end!
Q: If you couldn't write, what would you do?
A: I think I'd end up in a padded cell. The voices in my head wouldn't leave me alone! Either that or I'd just sit and drool.
Q: What is your favorite writing place?
A: I write at my desk, but usually it's late at night when everyone is asleep and no one can bother me!