Tell us about yourself and your books.:
I'm a fantasy author, and I currently have two books out (soon to be three!) in the Bisecter series.
I grew up in Syracuse, New York, and prior to writing full time, I worked in the fields of journalism, secondary education, and higher education.
I now live in the much sunnier city of Austin with my husband and our dog.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not unless procrastinating is considered unusual 🙂
What authors have influenced you?
Sabaa Tahir, Laini Taylor, and Leigh Bardugo.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read as much as possible! I've found that reading has informed my own writing more than anything else I've done.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Find a way to get paid doing what you love (thanks, Dad!).
What are you reading now?
Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep and Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, and so far, I'm really enjoying both!
What’s your biggest weakness?
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Silmarillion. Or anything Tolkien.
What has inspired you and your writing style?
My husband is my first reader and my biggest champion, so I have his voice in my head when I'm writing a particularly important scene. I also have my own tastes and preferences as a reader at the top of mind as I write.
What are you working on now?
I'm currently writing an urban fantasy series, and I have two other fantasy series out with agents. I'm super excited about all of them!
What is your method for promoting your work?
I use a combination of PPC advertising, eNewsletter promotions, and word of mouth.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing all of the series I've started.
Do you write graphic novels or comic books?
No. The world is better off without my art and graphic designs.
How well do you work under pressure?
Ehhhhh. I'm more of a planner.
How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
I spend a lot of time crafting my characters at the beginning, so their personalities usually do the work of determining the tone for me.
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