Where are you from? Ripley, NY, USA
Tell us a little about yourself ie. education Family life etc. I have two sisters (twins) who recently had babies just six days apart! I am a speech therapist and have my Master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. I love my job!
When and why did you begin writing? I have always loved writing and began when I was about in 3rd grade. I always had stories floating in my head!
Do you have a novel/collection published? Would you like to tell us about it? Not yet…
What inspired you to write your first book? I was walking home from school in 7th grade and had an idea for it. It literally popped into my head. Maybe an angel gave me the idea like in The Bishop’s Wife…..
Do you have a favourite character from your book? If yes, who is it and why? My main character is Charlotte, a teenager who lives with her stepmother who gradually becomes an alcoholic. She is my favorite character because she has overcome a lot in her life. I also like her friend Lara because she has juvenile arthritis and has to use a cane or wheelchair and makes Charlotte appreciate what she has.
Is your book part of series? If so what can readers expect to find in your series? It’s not yet but it could be
Do you have a specific writing style? Hmmm….not really
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Sometimes I am not sure where to go with the story and don’t work on it like I should
What are your current projects? My Charlotte story, a story about a non-Jewish persecuted person in World War II and a kid’s ghost story
Can you share a little of your current work with us? It’s too long
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Not really, it’s pure imagination!
What books have most influenced your life most? Do you have a mentor? I love Eva Ibbotson, Roald Dahl, Bruce Coville, Ray Bradbury, Tolstoy…. I don’t have a mentor though
Have you ever been able to travel in regards to your books? What was it like? No, unfortunately
Do you have any advice for other writers? Keep working on it no matter what!
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Read my work!
What book are you reading now? The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury and Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Do you remember the first book you read? If not tell us what your favourite book is and why. It’s Spring!
Other than writing do you have any hobbies? I love to read, walk and hike. I also enjoy movies
Do you have a day job? If so, what do you do? I’m a speech therapist
What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching? The Simpsons, Disney films, I love Lucy, The Addams Family
Favourite foods /Colors/Music. Lasagna, silver and purple. I like most kinds of music (except country). I listen to classical when I write
Purchase links for my novel: Hopefully coming soon!