Frequently Asked Questions
I’m going to start with some of the questions I can remember being asked several times and then as time goes on and I see that on the Forum there are other questions that get asked a lot I will add them to this page. Thank you so much for stopping in!
1.) Q: How can I send you mail?
A: PO Box 2389, Fort Smith, AR 72902
2.) Q: What happened to Trent, will we ever hear more on him?
A: I’m going to be completely honest. Prince of Wolves is the first full length novel i have ever written. There are so many things that I didn’t have a clue how to do and I’m still learning. Trent is one of those characters that I used to create a conflict but never fully explained or built on. I could have done a much better job with his character. Those of you who have stuck with me from book 1 to book 4 have probably seen the improvement in some aspects of my writing. Some of that is because of you, the readers making suggestions and some from other authors and some from reading how to books. That said, I don’t have plans to bring Trent back into the story. If there comes a point that I feel like he could better be explained then I might do that.
3.) Q: Will you do a book on Vasile and Alina?
A: Yes, it will be a prequel to TGWS.
4.) Q: What character are you most like?
A: I’m a mix between Jen and Jacque. Not a single Sally bone in my body.
5.) Q:Where can I get a paper back copy of your books?
A: Amazon has them and I have autographed copies for sale on my site, unless I’m sold out.
6.) Where can I get autographed bookmarks?
A: Just send me a self addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 2389, Fort Smith, AR 72902 and I will mail you some!
7.) Can I have an ARC copy of your next book? Please, I’m a blogger!
A: At this point, I only give out a VERY limited number of ARCs. Several indie authors have had their work stolen because they were not protective enough of their ARCs. Intentional or not, information gets leaked. I mean no offense to anyone, but I cannot give out any more ARCs of any of my books at this time.
8.) I’m an aspiring author. Can you help me get published? Can you read my book and review it?
I do not know anything about traditional publishing because I am entirely self-published. To self-publish, you only need to upload your manuscript to Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, or Ibooks. I can give you a few tips on how to hopefully be successful at self-publishing. The first thing you have to do is write a good book and make sure it is edited well. One of my biggest mistakes starting out was that my book was not edited well enough. Edit, edit, edit! After you have your product, then you have to promote yourself. No one is going to do it for you. You have to set out and spend the hours getting your name out there. IT TAKES A LOT OF HOURS!!!! Contact reviewers and bloggers about reading your book. You have to beg them sometimes. You should like pages and help promote other authors and most of them will do the same for you, do giveaways and offer to let blogs do giveaways for you as well. That is everything I do. The important thing to remember is that being an author takes A LOT of work!! You have to be very determined. Hang in there and keep trying. And don’t be discouraged by bad reviews. You will get them no matter how good your book is.
I would love to read and review every potential book that my fans send me. Unfortunately, this is just not feasible. I get several requests a day for people wanting me to read their work. With all the projects I have going, I simply cannot do it. Currently, I am not reading or reviewing anyone’s work. I would suggest you start with close friends and relatives and get their opinions. Find people who will be brutally honest with you and give you constructive criticism.
The following is a list of questions I often get from readers doing book reports or school projects. Please read these before you email me. If there is something that is not on this list that you would like to know, please feel free to email me.
What made you want to write? Writing was something that always came easily for me and I’ve always had a very vivid imagination. I never thought I’d be able to do it full time and support my family with it, but by the grace of God I am and I feel very blessed to get to live my dream.
What sort of background/education do you have? I quit college after a year because I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I got married at 19 and then just worked while my husband went to school. When I was 24 I decided to go to nursing school and before I started writing I was a nurse for 6 years.
In your early adult life what did you do to try to get your book published? I actually have never tried to go the traditional route. I knew from the get go that I was going to self publish, and thanks to ebooks it has made it possible to do so and be successful. It’s a lot of work, but it is possible.
What motivated you to write young adult/paranormal romance? I love paranormal fiction and had been reading a lot of YA paranormal books and I just decided one day to try. I thought that maybe since I enjoyed reading it so much that I would be able to write about it as well.
Why did you start writing? Because it’s something I love to do and it’s something I’m good at. I hope that I can continue to make my living writing books!
What was your childhood like? I was a military brat. Both my parents were in the Air Force and so we moved every three years until I was 12. Then we moved back to my moms home town to help take care of my grandmother who was very sick. We lived on my grandparents cattle ranch out in the country and I was a country girl. I was a member of 4H, I had horses, showed heifers in the county fair and raised rabbits for show as well. It was a small town so everyone knew everyone.
How did you first start writing? I wrote poetry a lot in high school and short stories but Prince of Wolves was the first novel I’d ever written. And I literally just sat down at my computer and started typing whatever came into my head. It was messy, lol, but I’ve gotten better and I hope that I continue to get better.