DAY 17| COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER READS






I grew up in Southeast Missouri; home of the Throwed Rolls, high cotton, and the St. Louis Cardinals. I have a little family consisting of son, daughter, son-in-law and a little Pi. Other than my children (and grandchild), my passion is writing. My current project is The Three Crowns Series. Sweet Tea is the first book in this seven-novel series which published October 15, 2013.

Besides reading and writing, I enjoy singing. I love music period. Music is in our family. Whether it be the bluegrass from the Ozarks that my Grandpa Sutton use to play on his banjo or fiddle, or the smooth, family harmony in which I am fortunate enough to sing with my Dad and Brother. But you can give me some kickin’ AC/DC too! I like it all!

I work full-time as an Administrative Assistant. Every free moment is dedicated to my family and my current project, The Three Crowns, a seven-novel paranormal romance series.




It all starts with a Queen and a Plan.

The Three Crowns is a New Adult/Paranormal Romance series. There are seven books to complete the series, with a novella. This series has your modern day vampires dealing with the Old World Laws creating a struggle for ultimate power in the Night World.



THE THREE CROWNS SERIES SYNOPSIS

The Three Crowns series is about a normal girl whose life is more than what she will allow herself to imagine. It is the journey of her accepting that everything is not black and white, and our logic of what we understand does not mean something does exist. Throughout the story she is protected, loved, groomed and pushed to her limits to prepare her for what lies ahead of her. She is tested in all areas of her humanity which will someday bring her to know the person she is destined to be. The human nature of love is a tangled web of emotions for she feels the love of two men who are continually being taken away from her for the sake of their positions in the future as well.




Q&A With the Author:


1.  What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I work full time as an Administrative Assistant, so the weekends are usually spent cleaning house and doing laundry. But every Sunday I make time to sing with my dad and brother. I love being with my family. My son is 21 so he doesn’t like being around his mom so much, but I still like when he is home. My daughter’s family lives in TN so I enjoy any time they come and visit with the little granddaughter who is a spitfire!

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I like to write in first person, that way you feel the depth of the story and how it is affecting everyone. Being a reader myself, I love a good cliffhanger, so it is only natural that I love to write leaving good cliffhangers myself. I know, I know. Some of you don’t like them, but I love reading and writing them!

3. Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they?
Stay true to your voice when you write.
Talk with other authors when you can
Appreciate the small victories
Remember why you write
Never give up

4. Where do you get information and ideas for your books?
How the Three Crowns Series came about was my daughter asked me to write a story about a girl on a ranch with all her friends. That turned into eight books, and paranormal at that! I think life inspires me. When we went to Florida last year and I was floating in the Gulf, I knew I had to write about St. George Island. I have so many stories written in notebooks or on my computer. I can only hope that one day I will get them all published.
5. What do you think makes a good story?
I think it has to be heart-felt. If I’m not feeling what I’m writing, my readers are not going to feel it. It doesn’t matter the genre, you have to be able to relate to the characters and feel what they are feeling.

6. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer?

My favorite summer vacation was last year when we went to St. George Island. I didn’t want to leave! It was my first time at the Gulf and I was fortunate enough to go with my kids. We stayed in a house right on the beach, went swimming every day, chartered a boat and fished for sharks and stingrays, watched the sun come up in the mornings over the Gulf, ate wonderful food, and shopped in Apalachicola. I hope to go back again.




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