Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

If you haven’t finished a book yet, my advice is to write a book from start to finish! You learn so much about the writing process from finishing that first story and editing it. If it’s something you haven’t accomplished yet, set a goal to get that book done! I set set daily word count goals, usually about 1500 words a day. If you set a goal, no matter how large or small, you’ll eventually have a finished book.

If you’ve already finished a book from start to finish, my advice is to read extensively in the genre you’re hoping to publish in. It’s so crucial to know what stories have already been written so you can make sure yours stands out!

Do you have any tips for how to get published?

Everything I learned about how to get published, I learned from this website.

Where can I get signed bookplates?

I send out signed bookplates once a year when it’s preorder incentive time (which is usually in January). When you purchase my newest release, I’m happy to send along bookplates for past novels as well. I do ship to international readers! My books are available at Book Despository! Just be sure to follow me at one of my social media accounts so you don’t miss out on the announcement when it’s incentive time!

Do you have a local bookstore that will ship signed/personalized copies of your books to US readers?

Yes! It’s The King’s English Bookshop. Either call the store to let them know what books you’d like signed/personalized or you can order online (be sure to put in the comments section of your purchase exactly how you would like your books personalized or if you would like a signature only). If I have a new release coming up, you can always preorder from my local to receive a signed/personalized copy of the new book!

Do you have a bookstore that will ship signed/personalized copies of your books to international readers?

Yes! It’s The Printed Garden. If you don’t see the book you’re looking for right away, be sure to contact the store and they will get it in stock for you!

Will there be a third book in the Daughter of the Pirate King series?

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, but no. Alosa’s story is definitely done. I might return to the world of Maneria one day to do a spinoff series about some of the other lady pirates in Alosa’s crew. Or maybe even short stories.

Would you consider turning Riden’s chapter into a whole book from his perspective?

I’m so happy to hear how much everyone loves the chapter, but I won’t be doing a whole book from Riden’s perspective. Alosa and Riden were together for so much of Daughter of the Pirate King that it just wouldn’t be different enough from the original. The only reason that first chapter works is because it leads up to their first meeting.

Do you have plans for a sequel to The Shadows Between Us?

At this time, I don’t have plans for a sequel, but never say never.

Could you please turn your books into movies/TV shows?

This isn’t something that authors have the power to make happen on their own. We have to be approached by a producer who wants to buy the rights. If we do sell the rights, there is still a good chance that the movie won’t be made, as so many things have to come together for this to happen. But even if the rights are sold and the movie/show does happen, authors have zero say in casting, the script, costumes, etc. This is why so many movies are nothing like the books. When the rights are bought, the producer has the freedom to do whatever they wish with the adaptation.

I have a book idea for you. Would you be interested in hearing it?

I’m so glad you like my writing style, but no. I’m only interested in writing my own ideas. If you have a book idea, I suggest you write it!

What if I have an idea for a story in a world you’ve created or for characters you’ve created?

The answer is still no. I already know where I want to take my stories or where I want them to end. I’m so glad to hear I’ve inspired you, though.