How do you get your ideas?
I keep a plot muse chained up in my basement. Just kidding! I don’t have a basement. She’s chained up in the living room.
Can I buy a signed book?
Yes! I sell them in my Etsy shop.
What’s your writing process like?
I procrastinate for one thousand hours and then I sit down to write. Sometimes I write snuggled up in my bed, sometimes I write on the kitchen counter, and sometimes (often) I write on my treadmill desk, which is a regular treadmill with a board across the top.
My first drafts usually take about a month to write. I’ll spend a few days plotting and outlining, and then I write 3000ish words a day until it’s done.
When I’m outlining, I go crazy with neon-colored Post-it notes, note cards, scraps of paper… Outlining is like a tornado of creativity and it is my absolute favorite part. While editing, I’m focused and sitting at a desk. You can’t mess around with editing. Throughout every process though, you can be assured I’m drinking more than a safe amount of coffee, all day, every day.
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PO Box 2475
Cypress, TX 77410-2475
To request an advance review copy of my newest book, please contact the publisher or keep an eye on my social media pages for giveaways.
I love doing appearances and book signings! If you’re interested in having me visit your school, library, or book club, please email me to inquire. I’m also available to visit via Skype/Zoom. Virtual visits are a great way to chat with students in schools or at book clubs. They are free so long as I have availability.
I love attending book festivals and conventions! Please email to inquire.
I can send free book swag (bookmarks, stickers, etc) based on what I have available. To request swag, send a SASE to the mailing address above.
I have signed bookplates are available. A bookplate is a sticker you can put inside your book to make it be a signed copy. To request one, send a SASE (and a note telling me you’d like a bookplate) to the PO Box address above.
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