What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write In My Life?
In My Life is loosely based on a true crime that hit a close knit family, resulting in tragedy and sending shock waves through the community. I used the real story to give my fictional characters a plot that readers would be completely engrossed in learning who the killer was.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of In My Life, what would they be?
In My Life by the Beatles.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
My favorite genre is non-fiction, but I write fiction!
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
I need to finish UNINVITED by Lysa Terkeurst before digging into my pile!
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
This is book three of the Hart’s Ridge series and finally, our main character Deputy Taylor Gray might just find some happiness in her life to balance the many responsibilities she carries. You’ll have to read to find out!
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I have a Yorkie on my lap as I’m typing this now! Another next to me on her seat, and one behind me in his bed. I like to drink Dr. Pepper while I’m writing, and I have a bag of ginger chews for when I get really excited.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot.
I come from very humble beginnings and dysfunction. Yet I always strived to pull myself out of that and into a better life. I accomplished that goal in my 20’s, and use much of my childhood and early adulthood experiences to write relatable characters.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
That forgiveness and healing is always possible.
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