Ordinary people are capable of remarkable feats given the right set of circumstances and these days, maybe more than ever, we all need more everyday heros.
The stories I love best are ones in which I could see at least a part of myself and that is actually the starting point of many of my stories. I am an observer. I love to people watch! I can’t help but notice what makes an ordinary person stand out to me and I can’t resist building stories around those unique character sketches.
The stories I least like are ones where the “hero” remains tormented and without resolution even at the end of a book. If I wanted reality, I’d have watched TV. Good fiction should entertain, and have a momentum of its own that carries rather than drags the reader along. My stories are intended to transport the reader away from the stresses of their day-to-day lives, and to sweep them up into a different world where people much like themselves overcome challenges and have remarkable adventures.
My goal is to write stories that inspire people to be their own everyday hero; to imagine new possibilities for themselves and perhaps change the course of their own story. I invite you to join me on the adventure.
This is the unofficial line: When I’m not writing, and am awaiting the arrival of my next story, you might find me in Blades Edge as I’m an avid World of Warcraft player. I am also an avid chess player, not a great one, but an avid one. I also build, bake, knit, play with my critters and sometimes read other people’s stories too!
This is how I want you to think I spend my days:
This is what you probably will find if you track me down:
Lastly, what does the well dressed author wear on her feet during a cold winter’s day?
Yep, hand knit wool slippers in sandals. We’ll get back to heels as soon as spring arrives. Yes, I did knit them myself.