I believe for six or seven years.
What prompted you to join this chapter?
To learn information a writer would deem necessary and interesting.
In what genre do you prefer to write and why?
I write in the historical fantasy/ paranormal genre. Historical because I love history and love to read historicals. I lean toward writing fantasy and the paranormal because I have so many ideas about how to include those elements in my stories and make them entertaining. I have an entire world worked out, which I call My Wild-Blooded World.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Too many to list, but Laura Kinsale is one of my favorites. I also read westerns, mystery, contemporary, suspense and horror. I love humor in books. If I read a book and love it, I’ll tweet and share it, and it doesn’t matter the genre. But I’m terrible at reviews, writing them and posting them.
When you are not writing, what are your hobbies, passions, etc?
Genealogy. My maternal haplotype is ‘J’, and I love trying to find and connect with others that share my heritage.
What place inspires you the most?
Have you ever been to Ireland, Scotland, Wales etc? Tell us about this trip and what you came away with afterwards.
I’ve been to England twice, but never visited the north, something I’d like to do. Haven’t been to Wales or Scotland either, but I also want to visit there. I’ve been to Ireland, loved it, but only managed the south and west. If I visited each of those countries for a year, I don’t think that would be enough time to explore and see all that interested me. Never enough time.
If you could be transported back in time for a day, when and where would you want to go?
I’d love to meet my maternal ancestor, the one that started my ‘J’ haplotype. I’d want to see what she looked like, how she lived and understand what she believed.
Do you have any pets?
Oh yes, my dog, Minnie, and three rescue cats, Sophie, Loupie and Sally.