Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Hot fudge sundae with a cherry on top
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Don't stop believing
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Is there such a thing as perfect happiness? I guess, for me, it's found in those moments when a wave of contentment passes over me. When I'm running, when I'm reading a great book, when I'm writing and in the zone, when I'm hiking and enjoying nature, when I'm sharing a fun moment with my family, etc. It can be found in those moments when I take a breath, look around, and think, it doesn't get better than this.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On a warm beach with a book in one hand and a cool drink in the other
Q. What do you regret most?
A. That I majored in business instead of something around literature or music
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to be a talented pianist
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My two sons
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I like cookie dough WAY too much
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I make excellent cookies (thus excellent cookie dough)
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'm pretty happy being me, but I'd love to trade places with Taylor Swift for a day
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Sam in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. A favorite villain? Do people really have a favorite villain? I don't like villains!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I would love to be a librarian
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Intelligence, compassion, honesty
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Cookie dough perhaps?
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, Sarah Dessen, Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, Elizabeth Scott, LK Madigan
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. REACHING FOR SUN by Tracie Zimmer
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Experiment, play, and follow your heart!
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. I don't usually like to read, but I love your book!
Q. How did you come to write I Heart You, You Haunt Me?
A. I had a dream about a girl whose boyfriend died, but he loved her so much, he couldn't leave her. I woke up, went to the computer, and started writing. The first pages of the book are still very much like I wrote them that morning.