Tomorrow marks the release of my 33rd novel, and it never gets any less exciting! I’m blessed to get to do what I love, and luckily it’s been very good to me and my family.
Writing has always been part of me, even when I wasn’t any good at it. Reading was a struggle for me until I was in junior high, and suddenly a new world opened up to me when I began reading. Interestingly enough, it was ghost stories that got me into reading. You would have thought I would have followed that path much sooner, but now the time was right.
The Tea Shop is unique to me as it is my first paranormal romance, but it also is set in Golden, Colorado in locations literally right out of my front door. Though I love to create towns as much as I love to create characters, I find that putting my characters in real life settings that I enjoy is equally as much fun. Hopefully some of my readers will recognize the locations, and to those who have never been to Golden, perhaps they’ll want to visit.
Following your passion, as I have with my writing, has been empowering. I often meet people who wish they could make a living doing what they love to do. The interesting part to me is that since I was 20 I’ve pursued only avenues that I enjoyed. I’ve been self-employed my whole life. If you can dream it, do it. Nothing but yourself is holding you back. I know, lots of times it’s finances that hold us back as well, but no matter the focus of the business I was started, I started it for under $1000 and went from there. I threw myself into it, and by doing so, it had to make a return.
Selling books leaves you vulnerable to the market. Sometimes people just don’t want to spend a few bucks on a book. But I don’t stop writing. I simply change to meet the new demands. 33 books published in 7 years is no small thing. But now I also focus on helping authors learn to promote and publish themselves. I run a publishing company, and I work my blog. As the markets change, I have built businesses that can accommodate that change for myself and my family.
My passion will always be in the stories I tell though. It’s where my heart is, and where I’m blessed to work.
When real estate developer Carson Stone meets the intuitive Abigail, he can’t help but feel the connection to her and wonder if love at first sight is possible, especailly since they share a passion for old buildings. She believes they all should remain, while he builds new ones in their place.
No matter Abigail’s feelings for Carson, knowing that their future is to be together does not ensure them a happily ever after, especially if she can’t figure out what the other side is trying to show her–because in her visions Carson’s future is dark and cold.