Have a question about my writing or books? Check these FAQs. If it’s not on there, feel free to reach out! If you’re a book blogger or book reviewer, and you’d like to review my book, contact me!
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Books & Series
Can I get a signed book?
Of course! Book signing – Wherever, whenever! If you’ve purchased a copy of my book, send me proof, and I’ll send you a signed eBook of whichever one you’d like!
The Mara Files
How many books will there be in The Mara Files?
I’ve released the first two, and there will be more in the future.
Where do you get your character names?
A lot of places. I do most of my research on baby name sites. I’m convinced the traffic to those sites is half expectant parents and half writers! Sometimes I overhear names in conversation and write them down for future reference.
Hardly ever are my characters named after people I’ve met.
When you create your characters, is there a part of you in each?
There’s a bit of me in every character, though I don’t do it on purpose. It just happens.
When does the next book come out?
I’m hoping in 2023 to re-release Mara’s Choice.
What are you currently working on?
Visit the homepage to look!
Can I email you?
Do it through the contact form below. I look forward to hearing from you! But please don’t expect a reply immediately. I try my best.
Do you have social media?
Can you recommend any books?
Of course! Let me know if you read any of them!
- Artemis by Andy Weir
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Brave New World by Adolphus Huxley
- To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini
- The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
If you could travel to a fictional world, where would you go?
I’d love to visit J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth or The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’d explore all the fantastic nature and places in Middle Earth, and in the world of the Lunar Chronicles, I’d discover the technology and visit Lunar.
Do you write anything else?
Yes! Visit this page to read a few microfiction pieces and some scifi haikus.
Where did you get your inspiration?
Many places, things I hear, media I see, conversations I have, music I listen to, my head making connections… Ideas are everywhere. Piece everything together.
Do you know where the story is going before writing it or create it as you go along?
I usually outline the basic plot before writing. Making it up as I write never works. It changes drastically, though. Outlines are never rigid.
Do you have any advice for writers?
To write anything, you need ideas, and sometimes, they can come from everyday life. Here are some suggestions for gathering ideas.
- Carry a notebook and pen around dedicated to writing ideas. Or a pad of sticky notes, and add them to a journal later!
- Keep a diary and write anything and everything you wish in there, not just a daily record of events.
What’s your writing process?
I don’t know how to describe the way I write. I suppose the words come; I write them down and keep going. I never edit until I’m finished.
Do you read fan fiction?
If you mean fan fiction based upon my books, no, for legal reasons, and I don’t want to accidentally steal one of your ideas and put it into my story!
However, I love writing and reading all kinds of fan fiction. I’ve written many Star Wars pieces.
You’re most welcome to write fanfiction from my stories, but please attribute the characters and original ideas to me and share them for others to read for free. That equates to fair use. 🙂
My question isn’t answered!
Contact me if your question isn’t answered, and I’ll add it.
Request An Interview
Thanks for wanting to interview me! I’m open to all requests regardless of the popularity or reach of your blog. I love meeting people! (No audio or video.)
Here are the topics I’d be happy to discuss.
- My writing process and books
- Science Fiction
- Books, reading and writing!
All you have to do email your questions, and I’ll reply with my responses. I look forward to hearing from you!