What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dream House?
The inspiration for this book literally came to me in a dream exactly a year ago. A rambling, old house, a host of characters, and a sweet guy with a rock collection were all there. What became Chapter Thirteen really holds what I remember most of the dream. And as soon as I woke up, I wrote down everything I could remember and then it just grew from there.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Dream House, what would they be?
As I wrote, I can’t tell you how many times “Dreamgirl” by The Dave Matthews Band got stuck in my head, so that would have to be Stella’s. For Lark, something raw and passionate like “Miracles” by Jefferson Starship. That’s just a cool effing song anyway, so go listen to it if you don’t know it.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
My go-to genre right now is Romantic Comedy. It’s a good way to find ease in our stressed out world. My last three books have been romcoms, but I go where the story takes me.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
I’m lucky enough to have received an ARC of Brynne Weaver’s Heart of Bitter Poison (The Shadow Realm Book 2), so that is up next. I loved the first one, A Shadow in the Reaping. Funny, original, and wicked. I’m also looking forward to Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune. The House in the Cerulean Sea was one of the best books I read last year.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
I’d have to say that I laughed the most when I wrote the blueberry scene. I can’t say more than that. You’ll just have to read it.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
My writing spot on my red couch in the den is sacred. The big picture window the the bird feeders in view and my three dogs are necessary are – pretty holy too.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Write. Every. Single. Day
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
Found family forever—oh, and stay tuned for Book II.
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