Where may I find your books?
You may purchase them in paperback through Amazon. You may also order them through Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and Powell’s Books.
Are they available for e-readers?
Yes, you may order them for Kindle and other e-readers through Amazon.
Are your books in a series and should they be read in order?
It is entirely up to the reader. I myself like to read in order. If you have characters and relationships that continue into future books, you want to be better able to follow their lives. Knowing what has already occurred pulls the reader into the story, and they can’t wait till the next book comes out to find out what is happening.
How did you come up with your
characters? Detectives Jake North
and Dean Coulter?
I thought it would be interesting to write from the male point of view. Even though it has been challenging, I wouldn’t go back and change a thing. I enjoyed creating two male main characters and the task of coming up with the characteristics of each one. I also gave each of them an individual voice and outlook.
How do you decide about book signings and other public appearances?
If someone requests a book signing, I will do what I can to make that book signing happen. Scheduling can be an issue at times, but usually it can be worked out. I also have to say that I really enjoy meeting all the new people. If you are interested in a book signing in your town or an appearance at your club or organization, just contact me.
When do you write?
I work on writing every day, and every chance I get. I enjoy it immensely, especially getting wrapped up in the story, spinning it along, and watching it form in front of me.
Do you ask anyone to read your manuscript before it’s published?
Yes. I know there are some that don’t, but I trust those that are close to me and know that they aren’t going to cut me any slack. If something doesn’t sound good, or look right, they tell me, and I go back and rework the problem area.
Who are your favorite writers?
Well I have several. James Patterson, John Sandford, Tess Gerritsen, Patricia Cornwell, Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz, and Nicholas Sparks.
Would you like to see the books made into a movie or maybe a television series?
Yes. I would love to see Detectives Jake North and Dean Coulter hit the big screen, wide open!
How do you come up with your ideas?
I love, love crime and thriller fiction, so of course that was my obvious choice. I like keeping things on the edge and keeping people guessing.
Are your characters based on anyone in particular?
No. My work is fiction. All characters have been created purely in my head.