How important is research to you when writing a book?
It’s the funnest part! I do want to get the details right. In the name of research, I’ve gone to numerous baseball games, doused myself with hot wax and had an interesting “date” with two guy friends…
Have you ever left any of your books stew for months on end or even a year?
Not exactly, although while I was writing Team Mom I kept taking “breaks” to write three novellas.
If you had the choice to rewrite any of your books, which one would it be and why?
One of my ideas is to redo Girl Talk but from the other girl’s point of view. It could be interesting but I’m certain it wouldn’t be as easy as it sounds! The other girl is mysterious, and I’d have to get into her head and totally develop her…
Do you attend literary lunches or events?
I haven’t really attended anything and am terrified at the thought. I’ve said half-jokingly that if I ever did a signing, I’d wear a blindfold at my booth.
Do you read and reply to the reviews and comments of your readers?
That, and I’ll be the one constantly refreshing my book sale numbers on release day. And, well, on every other day…
Do you read any of your own work?
When necessary… I’ve also found it interesting to listen to my audiobooks. If I’ve been working on different projects for a while, I can actually find myself wondering what’s going to happen next…
Tell us about your writing style, how is it different from other writers?
My writing style is all over the place. Latest book was in first person, and I even did one in second person! (You wake up to find yourself blindfolded… etc.)
How much of yourself do you put into your books?
I would say most of the time, the main character is like holding a mirror up to myself!
Who is the most supportive of your writing in your family?
My sister. Aside from her, nobody else knows and they would not be okay with it.
Another misconception is that all writers are independently wealthy, how true is that?
Okay, moving on. Next…
Although all books say that all the characters in the book aren’t real or related, but are they really all fictional and made up?