About The Author
Where are you from?
Like my heroine, Corrie Locke, I’m from Southern California. We were both born in Los Angeles. Also like Corrie, I lived in Hermosa Beach when I was twenty-six years old, coincidentally J at the same address.
Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is that at long last I have a debut novel out and about, and I’m having more fun than I knew was possible! I’m meeting such a wonderful community of people, in the physical and in the virtual world. I love it! And I’m working on the second book in my Corrie Locke series.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing not long after I began reading. Books draw us from reality into whole new worlds. I begin writing to see what it felt like to accomplish that feat. Could I create a world and situations inviting enough so that both friends and strangers would want to join me? That is my hope.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? From the moment I began to write. But, I didn’t consider myself an author until I was published and noticed I was referred to as one. That was absolutely wonderful!
What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve wanted to write for a long, long time. I wrote little articles and essays, but a book seemed daunting. One day, I was wandering down the hallway in the office building where I work as a lawyer, and I grew nostalgic for my former job in the entertainment industry. Not nostalgic enough to return. But I thought wouldn’t it be nice if I could return as my younger self, but with a whole slew of skills and knowledge that I wouldn’t dream possible? And it wouldn’t hurt to be surrounded by hot guys. The beginning of a light-hearted mystery was born.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I write by the seat of my pants, but do go back and comb through and comb through until I have any kinks worked out. Revision is my middle name.
How did you come up with the title?
There’s a murder and a multitude of disasters, all of them quite unnatural. My heroine is subjected to one unnatural disaster after another. Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters was born with my first draft.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Always do the right thing. Well, most of the time. Okay, some of the time. J
What would you like my readers to know?
How much I appreciate them! I wrote the book thinking that it was like throwing a party, inviting friends, known and not yet known, to join me on a fun adventure in and around Southern California with a cast of unique and unpredictable characters.