You mean other than I’m crazy? Not much to tell. Mom, wife, army officer, author, and hamster wrangler. The hamsters are the fun part, lol.
Do you have a day job as well?
Yep, full time active duty army officer.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Oh it’s all a mish mash of reality and fiction, lol! But I’ll never tell which is which!
Is there a message in your novels that you want readers to walk away with? If so, what is it?
I want to give readers a glimpse of military life that’s not special forces, you know? Normal soldiers adjusting to coming home from war that isn’t always violence and PTSD. It’s more nuanced than that, you know?
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
Well, there was this one time a reader said she didn’t believe one of the disputes in my book because a sergeant wouldn’t talk to his lieutenant that way. I laughed because it totally happens that way all the time.
Best compliment was being written to by a 30 year breast cancer survivor and having her tell me that I nailed it. That touched me in so many ways. It was truly humbling.
What sort of books do you enjoy as a reader? Are those any different from the books you enjoy as an author?
I really love a good urban fantasy or paranormal. I adore Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series.
What sort of Starbuck’s coffee would your characters order? Simple coffee, complicated soy-non-fat-extra-espresso-half-caffeine-nightmare?
Caramel latte, skim milk.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Of this story? I have to say I love writing scenes between Carponti and Shane. Carponti just says the craziest stuff. I really get to take the filter off with him and it’s lots of fun.
Which of your characters would you like to meet in person and why?
Carponti because he’d be a riot to hang out with.
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Craziest thing in your fridge right now?
Other than moldy cucumbers? Greek yogurt.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Nope. Lust at first sight yes, but insta love? No I think it takes more than a first look.
Do you have any birthmarks? If so, where?
What was your mom’s pet name for you?
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