Can you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
I decided to write a romance novel to see if I could do it. Now I just completed the contract for my third novel and I’m still going strong. It is one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever had. Although I also enjoy my work pet sitting. I love animals, so it’s no surprise my current books have shape-shifters, as well as pets who are characters. Chloe, my heroine, is an animal psychic.
Can you introduce us to the world(s) that you have created?
My first three books are a trilogy – To Hiss or to Kiss, To Growl or to Groan, To Snarl or To Snuggle). The setting is contemporary but with paranormal elements. The hero is a jaguar shape-shifter and the heroine an animal psychic. In book three, some new creatures are introduced, but since the book isn’t out yet, mum’s the word. ;)
Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
This will be my first time to RT as a published author. I went several years ago as a reader and had a blast. I’d say make sure you highlight what you really want to do because it is overwhelming how much is going on. And don’t plan to sleep.
Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to or are planning on attending?
I am horribly indecisive, so who knows where I’ll end up. I have so many overlapping things on my personal schedule that looked great. I figure I can’t go wrong.
Is there anything in particular you’re looking forward to or experiencing while in New Orleans?
I’ve never been to the city, so I’m excited to see the sites and feel the vibe of the city. I’ll definitely be doing a haunted tour.
If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
Like a lot of writers, I’m an introvert, so I won’t be making a lot of noise. However, I’m happy to talk with readers! I’m a bit of a geek, so I will be dressing up at least a little for many of the parties and will be with the my entrourage of two/girlfriends. ;) My publisher, Etopia Press, is one of the sponsors of the Pub Crawl, so I’ll be stopping by their bar during that event for sure. I’ll also be at Club RT and the Giant Book Fair. I made a lot of my swag to giveaway and it’s very cute, if I do say so myself. :)
The 2014 RT Booklovers Convention will be held in New Orleans on May 13th – 18th at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street in the historic French Quarter. For the full list of attending authors, who will be signing at the Giant Book Fair on May 17th, here they are: All Authors, Young Adult Authors, and New Adult Authors.