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First Blog!

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First Blog!

I’m extremely excited to be posting my first blog ever! Yay! Okay, so for my first post I want to start by telling you a little about myself (I know, it’s fascinating). I live in Colorado – a place where spring doesn’t ever mean sunshine, and usually has the most snowfall of the year. (I might possibly be a little bitter about this right now, because as I speak it’s snowing and I’m stuck at work.) I’m married to the best guy in the world, though, and I have four wonderful ferrets that are spoiled beyond belief. Soul Bound is my first novel, and it’s going to be coming out early next year. It came about in a bit of a strange way, to be honest. I’ve always wanted to write a book – just one of those things on my bucket list – though I never dreamed I would be getting it published! It still seems like a dream to me most days that it actually happened. Once I finished it my good friend Stephanie had read it and loved it. I remembered how great it felt to give my stories to my friends in high school and how rewarding it was to have people read a story I created. I thought what the heck! I might as well try to get it published. It wasn’t a quick easy process though. It took almost a year of developing my pitch, researching publishers, reading submission guidelines and submitting to numerous publishers before I signed with Glass House Press, finally finding the perfect home for my book. .

            Since I don’t really have anything else to write about right now, I thought answering some of the usual interview questions would be a great (and easy) way to start.

What inspired you to write your first book? Besides the fact that I just love reading, I used to write short stories for my friends. It was so much fun to hand out chapters every week, and have them be excited and begging for the next one. They were all murder mysteries then, and everyone wanted me to make them one of the victims. It was so much fun. After I graduated, I stopped writing for awhile. Then I started working at a middle school. I was looking for something to do on my lunch breaks, and writing was a natural answer. I wrote for an hour a day until I had a book, and then started submitting it to publishers.. 

 

What’s your favorite book genre? Just about anything! Young adult, I suppose, though my favorite is paranormal romance. I love anything with a tragic ending!. I prefer reading Young adult because of the flexibility of it. The genre has changed drastically since I was a kid. The rules have changed. There is almost no limit to what the young adult genre can do. And as the genre continues to expand, it’s impossible not to find something you love.

 

What are you reading right now?  Currently I’m trying to – between edits on Soul Bound and writing book two – – read the latest in the Thirst series by Christopher Pike.

 

            And I think that’s enough for now. I hope you enjoyed getting to know me. I look forward to posting many more blogs!

  1. I really enjoyed reading about how you started writing. You are such a smart, talented and beautiful young lady. I am so blessed to have such a terrific niece. I am very proud of you and all your accomplishments. You truly amaze me. You can do anything you set your mind too. Congratulations on becoming an author!

  2. I can’t wait to read your book! It sounds fascinating. Its exciting to be part of the beginnings of your publishing career…….I will have known you before you were well known.

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