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What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but never seemed to have the time, the confidence, or the motivation. A couple of year ago I started a blog and created a bucket list of all the things I hope to accomplish and publishing a novel was at the top of the list. I wrote my first novel shortly after that during JuNoWriMo 2012.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t have a specific style. All my books are first person POV, so I think my writing style is dictated by my characters: how they talks, how they thinks, the crazy things that they do.
How did you come up with the title?
The title Another New Life is the second title for this novel. The original title didn’t make sense once the novel was complete. Another New Life was a phrase I used in the first chapter and it kind of spoke to the whole theme of the book.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
My novel is about secrets and second chances. It deals with some pretty heavy issues, but the message I hope readers take away from it is that you can overcome a difficult past and achieve your goals.
What are your current projects?
My debut novel, Another New Life is available on June 2nd.
I am also working on Hope for Her, Book #1 in a three books series that follows the lives of three college students at a Florida college.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I wouldn’t change a thing about my novel. Not that I think it’s perfect, but I am so proud of it and proud of myself for fulfilling this dream. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Here is the book blurb for Another New Life:
Miranda Preston is a walking contradiction. Beautiful on the outside, but, insecure, haunted and damaged on the inside. Despite these contradictions, she’s ready to start Another New Life. When her talent wins her a piano scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, Miranda arrives on campus determined to experience everything college has to offer and to keep her secrets in the past where they belong. An easy task, until the first guy who catches her eye happens to be someone she’s known all her life. Eight years have passed since the last time Miranda and Troy saw each other. He reminds her of the best and worst times of her life, but she can’t think about one without dwelling on the other. As they grow closer, every day their attraction reminds them they are no longer kids. The epic romantic love story that is Miranda and Troy seems to be destined for a happy ending, but Miranda knows it's only a matter of time before her secret is discovered. A secret that will not only destroy their relationship, it will destroy Troy, too. Can Miranda focus on her future with Troy while preventing her past from tearing them apart all over again?
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned so much while writing this book. It was a real trial and error endeavor. I tried to keep track of what worked and what didn’t work and I hope to have streamlined the process for the next one.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Mark My Words Book Publicity. Rachel Marks and her team are amazing. They took on my book like it was their own and helped me navigate the world of marketing.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I would like to think my readers for buying and reading my book. I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I would also like to thank them for supporting an indie author.
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