What got you interested writing Sweet Romance books?
I’ve always loved reading sweet romances, and so when I started writing, that’s what I gravitated toward. I write books that you can give to your daughter or your grandma without blushing.
Tell readers a little about the No Match For Love series.
It’s all centered around a modern-day professional matchmaking company. Don’t call it online dating, or the owner will give you a piece of her mind. It’s much more sophisticated than that. Each book in the series follows a different couple that’s somehow connected through the matchmaking agency, Toujour. Each book in the series is a clean, fun, and flirty romance in the vein of Hallmark movies that can be read as a stand alone and has a guaranteed HEA!
Also, tell us a little about the Chasing Tomorrow series.
This series is women’s fiction that deals with some heavy topics. The first book is about three couples struggling with infertility, and the second book is about a birth mom who starts dating someone who resents being placed for adoption. They’re perfect book club reads and even have discussion questions in the back!
If you could live the life of one of your characters, would you?
Which character and why?
I wouldn’t mind being Brooke for a day. Her life is pretty cushy. I think it’d be fun to be a matchmaker, and her billionaire best friend is totally dreamy!
What's your favorite character that you have created and why?
I think Zoey is my favorite character, probably because she is a polar opposite from me. It was so fun to vicariously live through someone as unpredictable, chaotic, and fun as she is.
Do you have any real-life stories that you have incorporated into one of your books?
Chasing Someday is highly autobiographical. Obviously the story itself is fictionalized, but I wrote it as a way to cope with my own infertility, and most of the things that happen in that book I have either direct or indirect experience with.
If you had to choose a different career other than writing, what would it be?
Before I became a mom, I graduated in history education and got my teaching license. I never taught beyond student teaching because of my children, but I think that’s what I’d probably go back to if I wasn’t writing. I love history and enjoyed working with teenagers and being in the classroom. I also think I’d be a super awesome office administrator. So maybe I would’ve done that.
What is your favorite book that you have ever written and why?
I love Mix ‘N Match! The ending of that book is my absolute favorite that I’ve ever written. Enemies to lovers stories are some of my favorites, and I loved writing that one.
What do you like to do with your time when you're not writing?
I’m a mom to twins...I don’t have free time. Honestly, I’m a huge binge TV watcher and love vegging out to Netflix. Boring, huh? I also like baking and traveling. We vacation as much as we can with our kids.
What's a fun fact that your readers might not know about you?
I graduated from college before I graduated from high school, and then was engaged at high school graduation! Haha. I ended up graduating high school a year early, finishing up my associates degree the next semester at age 17, and then meeting my husband a couple of days after turning eighteen. We fell in love and got engaged quickly, and I ended up being weeks away from the wedding when I walked with my class at graduation. Try explaining those confusing graduation dates at job interviews!
What do you have in store for your readers next?
I’m currently working on re-releasing 3 novellas as part of the Match series, and am writing two new books in that series that I hope to get out this year. I’m also editing the last book in my Kiss Me trilogy and will have it out for the holidays! And I’ve got lots more projects planned from there.