A. HR manager, pizza delivery driver, accounting/payroll clerk, retail store manager
A. Writing...even when I'm frustrated at the words.
A. Lago Vista HS; Trinity University
A. Crazy, mixed-up, conglomeration of all sorts of things.
A. The time and means to be able to write fulltime, travel to conventions to meet fans and fellow writers and to just "be".
A. Singing. I love music and have a passable voice, but I'd love to be able to sign like a pro.
A. Becoming a published writer. My mother always thought I'd do this...I was never so sure.
A. Tenacity. I will finish. I will get it done.
A. My smile.
A. Reading and watching genre TV/movies.
A. I'm living it! I write and get paid to do it.
A. Loyalty, Respect and Sincerity.
A. There's no magic bullet, no fairy godparent: keep writing and give it your all.
A. I'd started writing a traditional mystery based on a scene I'd imagined: a woman, trapped inside a mortuary prep room. Except, suddenly, one of the draped bodies sat up and started talking to her. Right then, I knew I either had to take it to straight up horror, or something else. I ended up with something else: urban (rural?) fantasy set in a fictional small town in the Texas Hill Country. The basics of the scene remained. The story completely changed.