Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for <strong>Lust</strong> <strong>Bites</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>! Tell us about your most recent book! Well the ones that are releasing in January and February are I Remember Me and Chocolate Covered Valentine. Chocolate covered valentine is of course a short story of all types of naughtiness for Valentine’s Day. I Remember Me is a Romance/Mystery/Suspense. IRM is the first book of this type for me. I am always trying to push myself and expand what I can offer the readers. What inspired you to begin writing? I have always loved to read. Romance books to be specific. When I was young I wished that I could read about a book with men and women that reminded me of real people, not just me, but the variety of people I know. As I got to be a teenager I realized I was going to have to write that book if I wanted to read it. LOL! I never imagined for a minute that I could self-publish. The “publisher” route is so daunting. I just figured that would be a bucket list kind of thing. Then some friends of mine told me about NANO Wrimo, in 2012 and the rest is history. very wealthy husbands house… grocery stores are not her hang out. LOL But she made me think of a character I want to put in one of my books. So I guess you could say anything can give me a story line. LOL How do you think the market is changing for Indie Authors? It’s opening up for the author to keep the money THEY themselves worked hard for and put a lot of money into, first of all. It is also opening up what we see on the book shelves. Not every woman is a damsel in distress and not every man is a good strong loving fella who is misunderstood. There are strong take charge women in the world that don’t NEED a man, they want one. There are also asshole men that are just assholes, someone can love that. I have a uncle that has 3 wives, and I am pretty sure he is a professional asshole. So we all want something. LOL There is a cookie cutter way of doing things in all professions, but when the mavericks are given a chance to break out society is forced to say “well that may have been THE way but it isn’t the ONLY way” and are required to make change or sink. What recommendations do you give authors who are struggling to get in market? Do you have a favorite book couple? In my books it would be Nya and Sal, from the Curvy Goddess Series. They remind me of couples that I know. While Nya tries to pretend she isn’t soft and lovey dovely she is; only for one person, and that is her husband. While Sal acts like he is devoted only to his penis, he would fight the devil in hell for Nya! They are the type of couple I love to read. . I don’t really have one for the books I love. I mean I love them because of the book as a whole. I even love the protagonist for being an ass or bat crap crazy. It all just comes together to make me love the story. How do you come up with the ideas for your novels? Life: Mine, my friends and family, T.V., internet, all over really. I saw a lady walking around the grocery store the other day she was taking orders on the phone from someone and she seemed WAAAAY out of her element in the $600 and up heels and the outfit that looked pricey and was really skimpy. I remember thinking… that is a spoiled little girl who went from daddies house to her 6 DO NOT GIVE UP!!!! You are not like anyone else. There are people out there that want to read your story. Also, another writer does not have to fail for you to succeed! There is room for all of us so don’t attack other hard working people in the vein of competition and the so called take no prisoner’s attitude. Focus on your STORY! Not theirs and you will be successful What are some of the difficulties you’ve faced as a WOC author? Marketing, marketing, marketing. Did I say marketing? LOL! It is so hard to find the right type of marketing for your book and to get it in front of the right eyes. There are so many people lying and saying they know just what to do just give them $2600 and they will make you triple that if not more. They actually make you $3! So really that has been so hard. When I have marketing in place my books FLY off the shelves so to speak when I don’t they collect dust. The other thing is other back biting authors who pretend to be presidents and CEO’s on FB. Using FB as their platform to be bullies. That is so annoying.