I write because I love to read, and I really enjoy giving other readers the same pleasure reading has given me. And I write fiction in particular because unlike real life, in fiction you can be sure of a happy ending!
Please tell us about your book. What ideas or images inspired this novel?
I heard a news story about a psychic who worked with police to find a missing child. I thought, what if the police didn’t believe the psychic? Could she rescue the child? This idea combined with my burgeoning interest in tarot cards gave rise to Lottie Baldwin, the heroine of my paranormal mystery series.
Do you have an ideal reader in mind when you write? If so, please describe that reader.
My ideal reader would be someone with broad reading interests, who is interested in various genres and enjoys multiple books in a series with the same main characters.
Please describe your writing routine.
I start writing in the morning, after getting up, exercising and making coffee. I spend most of the day working, though it’s not all writing. I also send and answer e-mails, post on FB, do publicity work, etc.
What advice do you give new writers just starting out?
My best advice is to read, read, read, and never give up. If publishing is what you truly want, you’ll achieve it through perseverance and constantly refining your skills.
More about Fatal Fortune:
No one in Cheyenne, North Dakota, believes in Lottie Baldwin’s psychic abilities, especially not Harlan Erikson, Lottie’s boyfriend and chief deputy in the sheriff’s office.
Armed with her courage and her tarot cards, Lottie tries to solve the mystery herself, regardless of who attempts to stop her: Harlan, her friend—or the criminal.
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