Interview with Yours Truly

Hello everyone,

It’s been a minute since my last post. I’m so sorry about that. My private life has kind of taken off and I find myself with less time to drop a few words here and there.

However, I have some news to share.

Prodigy (Giver of Life trilogy book 3) is due for a January release. It’s cover reveal will be on December 18th! I’m so excited to share it with all my readers. Najla Qamber did a magnificent job as always!

Seriously, if you haven’t checked her work yet please do so. She’s amazing.

Also, I have rewritten Keeper of the Lost Souls and I’m happy to announce that it found a home with Inkspell Publishing. I wanted to revamp the series for a long time and now I’ve finally gotten the opportunity to do so.

I wrote a prequel novella for the series called Crossed, which will link all four main characters from book 1 and 2 together. The short story is about 30,000 words long and will be published two weeks before the rerelease of Keeper of the Lost Souls.

Please stay tuned for more information on when to expect the cover reveals as well as the official release dates for both. I might host a giveaway in celebration too.

I’m also thinking about doing a giveaway in January for Prodigy’s release. I’ll update when and how to enter.

In the meantime, drop me an email if you have any questions about my books or any sequels that are in the works as of now.

Have a lovely afternoon!

For those of you wanting to get to know a little more about me, I’ve included an interview I did for another blog not too long ago.

Interview

1. What inspires you?
When it comes to what inspires me to write, I’d say that pretty much everything motivates new ideas or concepts. My brain is always working overtime. If I watch a movie, I might find a spark of inspiration in one of the characters or a twist in the plot. It’s a never-ending cycle, which is why I always have a notepad and pencil at the ready wherever I go.
When it comes to life in general, I’m inspired by my life. The need to be a better person not just for the sake of those around me, but for a more comfortable future as well. Life is never easy, but it’s getting up after you’ve fallen what really strengthens you and shapes your outlook. I like to challenge myself, it motivates me to keep going no matter what fate throws my way.
2. What are your three most treasured material possessions?
Every book I own, because I love to read. Memorabilia I have of when my children were younger. And the countless pictures I have of my family over the years. Occasionally, I like to flip over those memories and reminisce.
3. What scares you the most and why?
Losing my children. No parent wants to live through the nightmare of losing a child. That’s my biggest fear. It’s become the source of nightmares for me.
4. Do you believe in destiny?
If I’d been asked that questions five years ago, I would have answered yes. Today, I’m not so sure anymore. I don’t know if things happen because they must or if our future is influenced by every bad/good decision we make. That’s a mystery I might never get the opportunity to crack.
5. If you could go back to any place and time in history, where would you go and why?
I’ve always complained that I was born in the wrong time. I’m old-fashioned, probably the only one in my family. I prefer the simpler lifestyle.
6. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness to me would be to enjoy life without so many restrictions.
7. What is your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memories consist of many Christmas celebrations when our home was filled with family members that traveled far to join us for dinner. I recall playing with cousins I hadn’t seen all year, the delicious food, the sound of laughter in the background. Good times.
8. A weekend camping in the woods or in a luxury hotel with a spa?
A weekend camping in the woods for sure.
9. If your personality was a color, what would it be?
Black. Not because I’m dark inside, but because I have a little of every color in me.
10. What book(s) have most influenced you?
Almost every book I’ve ever read have impacted my life one way or another. Especially recently. I’ve come across some hidden gems in the kindle store that I’ve really enjoyed and have inspired me to get to writing again.
11. What is your favorite cartoon character?
Raven from Teen Titan.
12. Are you a morning or night person?
Total night owl. I’m not a chipper person in the morning. In fact, I don’t normally say a word until after I’ve had a cup of coffee. I’m sluggish and sleepy too. However, come nightfall I’m wide awake, have a ton of energy, and can never fall asleep at a decent hour because my mind is racing.
13. What is your favorite TV show?
That’s a difficult question to answer. My tastes vary and change very often. But right now, I’m enjoying Supernatural. Next week, something else might catch my fancy. Truth is, my favorite show doesn’t always stay my favorite for very long.
14. If you were to place yourself as a character in a novel, would the story be Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy, or Romance?
I love romance, but if the opportunity for a great mystery/suspense popped up, I wouldn’t want to pass it up. I love solving problems, so this would be right up my alley.
15. If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
Self-doubt. I’m always doubting whether I did this right, or made the right decision, or if my next manuscript makes any sense. It’s a annoyance I contend with every day.
16. If you won a paid vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
There’s three places I really want to visit. I’d have to choose between South Korea, Japan, or China. That’s a tough choice to make.
17. Do you prefer summer or winter?
Winter. I’m not very fond of the heat.
18. Would you rather listen to rock or country music?
Rock. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed a good country song here and there. But I prefer rock.
19. What are the 10 most played songs on your iPod/Mp3 player?
As with TV shows, my taste in music changes all the time. I don’t have a top ten songs only because I listen to whatever I’m in the mood for at that moment. I can be in the middle of writing the next chapter in my current project and be listening to rock. And in the next instant be cleaning and organizing the house and have pop or Spanish music playing in the background.
20. Are you an introvert or extravert?
Introvert all the way.
21. Do you prefer the country or the city?
Country. If I could pick up and move into a cabin in the middle of nowhere, I would. In fact, I might just do that one day.
22. Are you spontaneous or are you a planner?
Depends on what I want to do. If it’s a long trip, I might plan every single detail weeks ahead of time. If it’s a Saturday morning and I’m looking to do something fun, I might just pick up and leave and see where I end up.
23. Do you play video games?
Absolutely. Who doesn’t? I’m a huge Resident Evil and The Last of Us fan.
24. What is your favorite rainy-day activity?
Reading. Give me a good book and a cup of hot coffee and I’m golden.
25. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Dogs.
26. What is your favorite food? Least favorite?
I love pasta. However, I don’t have a least favorite. If it’s cooked well, with just the right amount of flavor and spices, I’ll try whatever catches my eye.
27. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Only one, huh? That’s a tough call. But I’ll settle for teleportation. I’d be amazing to be able to think of a place and be there in an instant. No money, luggage, or passport required. A gal can only dream.
28. What personality traits do you most admire in others?
Honesty. Respectful. Kindhearted. And loyal.
29. Some people believe we can tell a lot about a person by the books on their shelves. Share 3 titles from your bookshelf and tell us what you think they say about you.
Blood Ninja- I enjoy books with Asian influence.
The Séance – Paranormal? Bring it on. The scarier the better.
Z for Zachariah – I’m a post-apocalyptic loving freak.

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