M&M: Tell us about your series and where you got the idea for the series.
M&M: How do you plan and plot your books?
M&M: How long does it take you to write the book and how many times do you rewrite your books?
I've done three now, and each has taken between 8 months and a year. I know many people advise against rewriting as you go, but I do it. I'm always polishing, because in the newspaper biz, with daily deadlines, you only had so much time for a story, so you'd refine it as much as you could as you wrote. My first draft is in longhand (I know, I know ... dinosaur-woman). Putting it from my notebook to the the computer is the second draft, at which point I usually get feedback from my writers' group, and incorporate that into a third draft. After that, I'll probably do a fourth, hand that in, then take revisions and suggestions from my agent and the Midnight Ink editor, leading up to a fifth.
M&M: Tell us a little about your personal life and where you live?
M&M: Do you have a favorite charity or cause?
M&M: Do you have a booksigning story to share?
M&M: Who are some of your favorite authors?
M&M: What would you like to say to your readers?
M&M: What is your favorite meal, place to vacation and dessert?
M&M: Leave us with some mysterious words of wisdom and your website addy.