I have one daughter, Gwendolyn Ygraine, who is horrible and awesome all at the same time. She may rule the world one day, but I warn you, it could be as an evil genius. She's four. I have 3 cats (Virgil, Trailmix and Mauvra), a dog named Hitchens, and several fish. I have a regular 9 to 5 making home loans. I love bad coffee and a good bloody mary. I love to play card and board games and I am a sore looser – the worst. I was born and raised in East Texas and I have lived as far from home as Austin, Texas. I've just taken my 13thweeklong (some longer) trip to Walt Disney World in Florida and will flip out on you if you accidentally relate it to Disneyland in California. I hate sports of all kinds. I hate the heat of summer. I drive a fully electric Nissan Leaf and LOVE it. I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on Classical Acting and a minor in History. It is a totally useless degree but I wouldn't change a second of my college time for the world. Instead of acting, or clubbing, or dancing, or spinning fire poi, or any other hobby, I write. I love to create worlds and put characters in them to see what happens. That is why my books are all so different from each other. I let them become what they are - I try not to get in the way of their growth. I write what I like to read. I like worlds filled with magic and mythos. I like adventure stories where there is all action and little down time. I like mystery, romance and racy sex. I like to put super-humans in ordinary circumstances and ordinary mortals in impossible conflicts. I like a really bad, bad guy.
I currently have three series out for public consumption. All of my books are for adults only. I can't even think in a G rating.
Blind Furry should be available soon. It is a regular m/f except...there are animal costumes involved. I think it is pretty funny and the sex scenes are actually hot despite the odd 'kink' involved. You guys are getting a sneak peek at the cover.
How did you come up with the titles of each book? My husband, Eric, names my books. He also does all of my covers by hand and I think they are great.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? My first thought to this was, "No, absolutely not." I write for entertainment. My own and that of my readers. But after a few minutes, I guess there is. I am all about strong female characters with fire, spunk, and attitude. Yes, in the paranormal romance genre there has to be a man and a love story but that happens while the female lead is kicking ass and taking names. She is always the focus. She always saves the day. So I guess my message is... Be as proud of your vagina as a man would be of his penis. Women are magical.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Well, everything is based on real life, at least a little. I can't write about it if I can't relate. Just like every female is a little bit me and a little bit my best friend. I write horror, paranormal romance and erotica (so far) and obviously I don't personally know any psychopaths or serial killers or demigods or vampires.
What books have most influenced your life most? Oh, man. That's a big long drawn out answer. I will try to be brief. Christine Feehan's Dark Series is the first thing I read for fun after college. It drew me into the paranormal romance genre and I never looked back. Anya Bast and Nalini Singh are a couple other PNR writers I love. I love a good old school sci-fi or fantasy book. There are too many to list.
Fav Christmas Movie ? Elf with Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell. I think it is hilarious. Followed closely by National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story.
Fav Christmas CD? Tony Bennet - The Christmas Album - I think it is subtitled, snowfall
Fav thing to do for the holidays ? Spend time with Eric and our daughter Gwendolyn. On Solstice night we drink wassail to each other's health, burn a yule log, and talk about what a great year we've had and what we want out of the coming year. We do a Solstice tree in the yard. It's a tradition I just made up but I think it is quite good. We go to my parents for Christmas day and do brunch. My mom's hashbrown casserole, Aunt Pat's made from scratch cinnamon rolls, and Aunt Peggy's sausage quiche are to die for.