First, thank you Kate Breslin for inviting me to join in this blog tour.
What am I working on at the moment?
You may be curious to know that my second book, The Warrior’s Vow, releases this July. I recently turned in another book set in the Greece isles in the mid 600 b.c. I’ve since turned in a proposal for a contemporary set in a fictional small Kansas town. I also have several other stories ready to be written, or they will once I get a chance to work out the plot.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
To be honest, I don’t really know as far as historical Biblical romance is concerned. The only Biblical fiction I’ve read has been Francine Rivers and her main characters are based of actual characters from the Bible. My main characters are fictional.
Why do I write what I do?
I write the stories God lays on my heart. :)
How does my writing process work?
My writing process is a little chaotic as I’m really trying to discover what works best for me. Sometimes I’ve had nothing but a dream of a character, other times it’s a smidgen of conversation, a pastor’s sermon, driving through down town with my daughter with foil in her hair. ;) Once I have an inspiration I think of all the different possibilities of how my story could evolve. When I wrote The Warrior’s Vow I had no idea who Jesse’s heroine was going to be until after I started writing the first chapter. Once I discovered she was a princess nobody knew existed everything fell into place and I wrote the first draft very quickly.
Typically, I write everyday. The next day I read over what I wrote the day before, making edits if needed and then I continue. The process has worked very well, but as of late I try to write the first three chapters so I can hopefully get to know my characters, and then I write a loose synopsis before going back to write the rest of the story. Of course, all through this process is constant research.
I was supposed to continue the blog tour by nominating another historical blog (or three) but I forgot to ask anyone, so keep checking back.