What inspires you to write?
I am a creative person. My Mom taught me how to crochet when I was five, and I learned many other handicrafts as I grew. Both my parents made things, and were very imaginative. Having come from that kind of background, I grew up being creative, 'inspired' in one way or another by just about everything. My top inspiration comes from beautiful music, true-to-life characters, nature, my friends and my family. I have many 'causes' as well, so I am often inspired by those.
Do you have a favorite author?
I have a lot of trouble listing favorites, since I like so many. Every time I think I've nailed it down to just a few, I read something new by someone I haven't read before, and I'm hooked all over again. I like Poe, Steinbeck, and Hawthorne, to name a few of the old timers. In the spectrum of contemporary authors, I enjoy reading Rita Mae Brown; Sandra Brown; Lillian Jackson Braun; Brian Daley; Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Tony Hillerman; and Lawrence Block; to name a few.
How important is a book cover?
Did you enjoy reading as a child?
Do you have current work in progress?