THE DARKEST LIE (aka CARLIE IN CRISIS)
Golden Heart Finalist, YA category, 2014
FIT TO DIE
Golden Heart Finalist, Paranormal category, 2014
First Place, Sheila Contest, YA category, 2013
Second Place, Marlene Contest, YA category, 2013
Golden Heart Finalist, YA category, 2012
Overall Winner, Rose City Romance Writer’s Golden Rose contest, 2011
First Place, Rose City Romance Writer’s Golden Rose contest, YA category, 2011
First Place, Colorado Romance Writer’s Heart of the Rockies contest, YA category, 2011
First Place, Utah RWA’s Heart of the West contest, YA category, 2011
First Place, First Coast Romance Writer’s Unpublished Beacon contest, YA category, 2011
First Place, Southwest Florida Romance Writer’s Hold Me, Thrill Me contest, YA category, 2011
First Place, Music City Romance Writer’s Melody of Love contest, YA category, 2011
First Place, OKRWA’s Finally a Bride contest, YA category, 2012
Second Place, The Golden Network’s Golden Pen contest, YA category, 2011
Second Place, Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark contest, YA category, 2011
Third Place, West Houston RWA’s Emily contest, YA category, 2012
Third place, MidAmerica Romace Writer’s Fiction from the Heartland contest, 2012
Music or Silence while you write?
Silence — This is a mechanical question for me. I can’t physically type, due to long-standing fibromyalgia/RSI, so I use a voice-activation program which requires absolute silence in order to function properly.
What weird food do you like?
I love all food, and no food is weird if you like it! But to answer the spirit of the question: I love steak tartare, as well as this fried eggplant-with-anchovy-shrimp paste Thai dish.
What is one of your most irrational fears?
How many novels/short stories/screenplays/poems/etc have you published?
One short story! However, I will be publishing several books in the next few years. My debut novel, YA science fiction FORGET TOMORROW, will be releasing from Entangled Teen in November, 2015. Also, my YA contemporary thriller, THE DARKEST LIE, will be releasing from Kensington Teen in July, 2016. FIT TO DIE and its sequel will be coming soon from Entangled Teen, as well as another stand-alone contemporary YA from Kensington Teen.
How much do you write every day?
Depends on the day and my kids’ activities. Anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, but I do try to write every day.
How much do you WISH you could write every day?
What are you working on now?
If you could write like one author, who would it be?
Orson Scott Card. Stephenie Meyer. Gillian Flynn.
If you could be one superhero, or have one superpower, who/what would it be?
To freeze time
If you could be on any reality tv show, what would it be?
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Go to Thailand for the weekend! (48 hours on the plane and 48 hours there)
What’s the coolest thing you’re about to do?
Publish a book
Name three things on your List of Things to Do Before You Die.
Go on a food tour around the world, become a published author, watch my children grow up