How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing my entire life, but got really serious in the late 90s after a move to a new city. I got the idea I wanted to write a book and plugged away at it until I did!
That said, I often say I got truly serious about writing in 2002 when I joined Romance Writers of America and my local chapter. I wrote two books before joining RWA and then 8 more before selling in November of 2008.
What is your writing schedule?
While I’d like to say I write every day, my writing schedule is heavily dependent on how close to deadline I am. I still work a “day job” and there are some weeks where it’s just not possible to write daily. I do make sure I carve off some time over the weekend, especially if I have one of those challenging work weeks, so I can make sure I keep my work in progress moving forward.
What is your first published book?
My first published book – WARRIOR ASCENDED – came out in March 2010 from Signet Eclipse. It’s the launch of my Sons of the Zodiac series.
What is the proper order for the Sons of the Zodiac series? Which signs are the focus of each?
WARRIOR ASCENDED (March 2010) – Aries
WARRIOR AVENGED (September 2010) – Scorpio
WARRIOR BETRAYED (May 2011) – Taurus
WAVE OF MEMORIES (April 2012) – Aquarius [note: This will be an “e-special” from NAL]
WARRIOR ENCHANGED (May 2012) – Pisces
Although the books are all set in the same world, each book has been written so that the core love story does stand alone.
What else are you working on?
In addition to the Sons of the Zodiac series, I’m excited to announce the launch of a contemporary series called “Alaskan Nights.” The first book, BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, will come out in November 2011.
Although none of the characters have paranormal powers like my Zodiac warriors, the heroes are still quite hunky!