A. I was a secretary in a hospital pathology lab, worked in insurance paying claims, and then as a paraeducator for the school district.
A. I love my current job--writing.
A. I went to both high school and college in St. Louis County, in Missouri.
A. Right now, I'd have to say Trisha Yearwood.
A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (especially the second one).
A. My family, friends, and career make me happy.
A. Goal setting will get you there.
A. I'd love to visit Ireland.
A. President Jimmy Carter because of his unflagging desire to make the world a better place for everyone.
A. I think I would have liked to have been a paleontologist.
A. I'd love to be a rock band drummer.
A. Raising two great kids. They've made me proud.
A. As for a lot of people, it would be self-doubt.
A. I'd like to think I'm a supportive and generous friend.
A. I'd love just once to be a wild horse running free.
A. My sense of humor, I think.
A. Grant Sullivan from Linda Howard's Midnight Rainbow. He hooked me on the whole romance genre.
A. Don Ysidro in Barbara Hambly's Those Who Hunt the Night. He's not exactly a villain, but he really had to struggle to regain the nobility he had as a human before he became a vampire.
A. Never getting caught up on my TBR pile.
A. Drummer in a rock band.
A. Honesty, generosity, and kindness
A. Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M's
A. Black Queen (Stephen Stills), I Can't Make You Love me (Bonnie Raitt), Holding out for a Hero (Bonnie Tyler), Georgia Rain (Trisha Yearwood), I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
A. Anne StuartJ. R. WardPatricia BriggsCharlaine HarrisSuzanne Brockmann Linda Howard Jim ButcherMercedes Lackey
A. Crazy Like a Fox--Anne Stuart Midnight Rainbow--Linda HowardGone Too Far--Suzanne BrockmannLover Awakened--J R Ward Arrows of the Queen--Mercedes Lackey
A. Lover Awakened---J R Ward
A. Set small, achievable goals that will help you reach your big time, scary goals.
A. "I love your heroes!"
A. In the back of my mind, I kept seeing a powerful modern day warrior who fought with ancient weapons in a continuing battle against the darkness. At first, I wasn't sure what that darkness represented or what the the cost would be for that warrior to keep picking up his sword to head back into battle. I live near the volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest, so it seemed only natural to have them play a significant role in the books. Finally, Devlin Bane and his fellow warriors walked into my life to become the Paladins.