There isn’t a part of the horror genre I
don’t like. I like it creepy, filled with
suspense, or even brutal with intense
torture scenes. My favorite horror
movies have always been slasher
movies; give me the gore.
Around the third grade, I knew I was different from the other kids and tried to keep my secret from everyone all the way through high school. I thought I did a good job, but, alas, everyone knew that I was gay. I’ve used some of those experiences growing up in my books. As an LGBTQ+ Author, I sometimes find myself hiding when I don’t need to.
I earned my Associates of Art in Art in 1990 from Central Wyoming College and have never used my Degree for anything but designing my book covers. I am also a licensed Cosmetologist as I didn’t know what to do with my life after graduating college; I quit tossing hair in 1999 and found a job completely outside both fields.
When I started writing my first novel, Dreamwalker: The Second Plain, I had no idea that I had more books in me because writing it was a therapy tactic I was using to take my mind off my dying father-in-law; my husband didn’t know I wrote it until I told him that I was a published author. The following books just seemed to explode from me.
I read other genres, too, though the books I identify with the most always have something scary intertwined in their hearts. C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland books are at the top of my list too.
Music has always been a great contributor in my life by means of entertainment and my personal soundtrack. When I write, I listen to different music types to set the mood of the scene I’m writing. Eurythmics will always be at the top of my playlist, but many other bands and genres occupy my mind.
Let’s not forget my cats, even those who are no longer with us have inspired me to add them to my stories, giving their unique personalities the spotlight.
I believe every work of art deserves feedback. That’s why I find it important to write a review for what I’ve seen or read, whether good or bad. It’s what keeps the artist going and perfecting their craft. As an Indie Author, it’s crucial to me to get reviews of my books. So, whenever you read a book, write a review, it doesn’t have to be lengthy, and it can just be thanking the author.