1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Northern Michigan with my husband and two beautiful kids. When I’m not busy refereeing ‘potty talk’ between my 4 and 6 year old, I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, and knitting. As a family we love being outside. Northern Michigan’s four seasons provide the perfect setting for camping and exploring the outdoors.
In order to pay the bills I work as a CT technologist in a busy ER. I have worked in the medical field for fifteen years at many different hospitals around the country.
2. When did you start writing, and why?
I went through a time in my life where I hated my job. I dreaded going to work and dealing with my patients. I work third shift in a busy emergency room. Part of my frustrations stemmed from policy changes that affected the way I cared for my patients. I allowed myself to get to a point where I saw all of my patients as drug seekers, alcoholics, or just plain crazy, and Administration was ‘the enemy.’ I didn’t like feeling this way about people, and I didn’t like feeling trapped. I tried journaling. As I sat staring at a blank piece of paper a story popped in my head. I started writing ideas, building characters, and scenes. Next thing I knew I had an entire book series in my head. I had all the characters pictured and they’ve been clamoring to have their stories told. I began writing and suddenly I realized many of my patients were actually sick, and not just there to take up space. I felt like I was back to my old self. The old self that had some level of compassion for the people in my care.
3. What do you write, and why? What do you enjoy about what you write?
I write paranormal romance/suspense. I love a story with a strong female lead and her male counterpart. A ‘big picture’ element is critical. A part of the story that’s bigger than just the romance between two people such as; good vs. evil or saving an entire species from extinction. I think these elements add great suspense in a story. I love being able to save the world in my writing.
My books are paranormals that take place hidden within the human world. These vampires, shifters, fae and other immortals live, work and play hidden amongst the humans. The Organization is responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Immortals. Eliza the main character works in a human hospital. The first book contains scenes of her interacting with human patients and physicians. She must suppress her immortal abilities in order to maintain her secret.
The main character in the Immortal Savior Series is Eliza North. She is an Immortal hybrid; part vampire, shifter, and fae. She has a tortured past, which helped mold her into a strong, self-sufficient female. She’s not afraid of anything. My favorite thing about her is her strength and her vulnerability.Jovey Morris (Jo) is Eliza’s best friend. She’s a nurse and an empath. She is also very strong and independent. She always says what she’s thinking even if it offends. It earns her friends and enemies.
Jace Waylen is another of my favorite characters. He was the one that found Eliza after she escaped from her prison. He and Liza are close. He treats her like a little sister. My favorite thing about Jace, besides his sex appeal, is his sense of humor.
Fredric Hahn is the main villain in Vengeance. He is a vampire that was hired to catch shifters and fae to sell on the vampire ‘black market.’ He captured Eliza and became addicted to her blood. When she escaped he searched for her, determined to find out why her blood was so powerful. Hahn is a villain, but his over the top brutality keeps you wanting to know what he’ll do next.