Readers, agents, bloggers, publishers: feel free to contact me directly.
Q: Will I read your manuscript? A: For non-fiction, it's a no. Sorry. It's not my genre and I don't know enough about it to serve as a helpful beta-reader. For fiction, particularly YA fiction, maybe. Honestly, it really depends on what is going on with my own work and the needs of my family at the time. I love reading and I love supporting authors, both those just beginning the writing journey and those with a stronger reader base. If I adore the book, I will likely read the whole thing. If it requires a little bit more work and my schedule permits, I will likely read part of it and send back some criticisms sandwiched between honest compliments.
Q: Will you do an interview? A: Yes. I prefer written interviews, since it affords me the time to be a bit more concise in my replies, but I'm happy to do phone, radio, or blog interviews.
Q: Will I do a guest post for your blog? A: Probably. Email me specifics and I'll get back to you as time permits. I'm usually pretty fast at getting back to my emails.
Q: How do you find time to write with two kids and a dog and moving around all the time as a military wife? A: You don't find time. Anyone who looks for time will find themselves on a wild goose chase. I make time. I manage time. Time doesn't bend to our wills. We have to work around it and work with it. I make time in the evenings when the kids are in bed and I make time in the mornings when the kids are in bed. Sometimes, if they're playing independently, I'll grab a few minutes in the middle of the day and make it work for me. I also hardly ever watch TV or movies. Except Marvel new releases. I always make time for those.
Q: What is your favorite book? A: I struggle with that question because I feel like it varies depending on my mood and what I've read recently. I adore the voice in Catcher in the Rye, but as far as plot goes, not much happens. I liked Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, as well as Red Queen by Victoria Avegard. Harry Potter books changed my YA life, so I will forever be indebted to JK Rowling for that. Since I can't pay back, I try to pay it forward by writing YA fiction that will change lives or perspectives of my own readers.