What motivates you as a writer?
I’m motivated two fold as a writer. I love to tell a story that someone else connects to, either with the adventure, imagery, or emotion. And I also love the feeling of creating something. If I was a better seamstress or cake decorator I might have gone into those things... 🤷🏻♀️
What types of books do you like to read?
I love thrillers and mysteries and comedies. The Spellman files are a good example of all three. I like imaginative tales that pull things together so when you get to the end you’re blown away how things were woven in. LEGO Movies do this in a fun way.
How has becoming a writer affected your own reading habits?
As far as my reading habits, I’ve ventured to new genres since being a writer. I still have the same favorites, but also love scifi and rom coms. I’m still not huge into fantasy, but have found some writers I trust in this genre—it has to be strongly grounded with hard impossibilities for me to buy into this genre. I read more than what’s popular, but I will say most things are popular for good reason. Some things deserve to be popular but don’t have the marketing and funding to draw the attention it deserves.
PUBLISHER: Brooks Books, 2015
You are noticed, you are needed, you are called. The world has need of your influence for good.
PUBLISHER: Brooks Books, 2014
Coordinating outfits and accessories with her friends is Lindly Brandt's favorite part of picture day. But not when her only friends are Peter Holt and Ronin Williams. To make matters worse Ailey who is Lindly's worst enemy is threatening to wear a headband identical to Lindly's favorite purple sparkle band. In an attempt to misplace Ailey's sparkle band long enough for only Lindly to wear hers to picture day something awful happens.