Louann Carrol, USA Today’s Happily Ever After blogger, named Resurrecting Harry her favorite read of 2013.
25 fun facts
- Even though I was born in Detroit, MI., I grew up in a small town very near the real small town that I set the Sunnydale Days series in.
- I like to say, I began writing stories about the same time I physically learned to write. Not too far off, I began piecing together a first novel at about age thirteen.
- Said first novel will never see the light of day. ::grin::
- My first published novel – Fairyproof – spent almost two years on my hard drive after an initial round of submissions before I decided to revisit the book.
- After a very quick follow up edit, I submitted Fairyproof to just a handful of publishers before it was picked up and published.
- I’ve always been a dog person and have only rarely been without one as a pet.
- I’m addicted to Diet Coke.
- Ditto for chocolate.
- To me, desserts come in only two varieties: Chocolate and cake.
- If you combine the two types of desserts (Chocolate cake) I’m in heaven.
- In my book, there is only one type and brand of peanut butter. Creamy Jiff.
- Favorite color: Purple
- Close second choices for Favorite color: red and black.
- My novel The Ultimate Catch was influence by my love of reality television, specifically The Deadliest Catch.
- I picture Keller (physically) from The Ultimate Catch as a younger version of Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch.
- In doing my research for The Ultimate Catch and watching other Alaskan based reality shows, I’m very sure I will have future books set the great northern state.
- I never really considered myself a “car girl” until the show Fast & Loud came into my like…and its adorable main characters. Now, I find myself looking at cars in a completely different way.
- I’ve been looking for a way to include horses and horse riding into my books since my children began writing at a young age.
- The idea of featuring a hippotherapy facility in the Sunnydale Days series came out of some real life research into riding facilities.
- When my kids were younger, I was quite the night owl. My main writing time then, was between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
- Not so much anymore. I’m usually in bed by 10 p.m.
- And my most productive writing time—when I’m the most creative—is between 9 – 12.
- They say the road to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If the same applies to women, mine is paved with pasta.
- The latest addition to the family is a Harley Motorcycle.
- My husband I are planning multiple long trips to take on the bike. The time on the back of the bike will be well used brainstorming more books.