I write mostly in the fantasy genre because I enjoy it, but I’ve also written several mainstream short stories.
Where do you publish?
I’m currently published with Astraea Press, but I will shortly have titles at The Wild Rose Press, MuseItUp Publishing and Musa Publishing. My short stories have also appeared in various online magazines.
What is your most important and most frequently used resource as you write? (This does not necessarily have to be a print/online resource.)
As I’m writing, I frequently pull up an online Thesaurus. I don’t like to use the same words over and over again.
What resource has been the least helpful to you? Would you recommend it to another writer with a different focus?
At the moment, most of my publications are e-books. That puts a crimp in my style at Goodreads because they only allow hard copies in their giveaway program. I wish they would consider e-book giveaways because I think their giveaways are a wonderful resource for authors as well as readers.
Do you consider a special writing place a resource? Why?
I enjoy writing at my desk, which has a view of a beautiful lagoon. I think I could write anywhere with the proper tools (computer and Internet) as long as I have solitude. I can’t write very well with anyone else in the room.
Can you share a resource you are using/have used for a specific current/past work?
I frequently use Google or other search engines to pull up photos of locations, people, vehicles or clothing I want to describe in a scene. It’s easier to be specific that way.
Do you have any other resources you would like to share?
I have a background in acting and Improv. It’s amazing how often I draw upon the skills I learned from those disciplines in my writing.
Do you have a secret resource that you would never share? (Think chefs and top-secret recipes!)
I belong to several writers’ loops associated with my publishers. The writers in these loops have been extremely helpful to me in many ways.