What would you consider a perfect day for you as an author?
Maybe the day I write a perfect chapter that never has to be edited. Actually, my launch day is going to come pretty close. When my book is out in the world.
What sort of research (if any) did you do for this novel?
I am totally a method writer. I believe it is important to do what your character does so you can make it real. I took self-defense classes, a flyfishing class, and we have gone to the Smokies as well as Cherokee NC a few times. My husband is an avid camper so we go hiking a lot.
Is there any character in particular that you enjoyed writing about the most?
Al and Billy were fun because I got to be something I am not. Mean and deranged. Which was kinda scary how real they came out.
Were any of your characters or events from the book based of real life people or experiences you have had?
I did go to Cherokee NC and see the bear pits there in the town. I was as horrified as Grace. And I wish I could do something to change it. Her feelings were mine.
Are there any other projects you are working on that you would like to tell us about?
Well. I’m working on a special edition of Untraceable for Jan/Feb, which will have the original ending. It will be a summary of the book plus the last 1/3 of the book.
Also Uncontrollable is the sequel. It is scheduled for summer 2012 and is set in the winter.
She’s this dependable person who is very focused. But at times, she goes off on a whim that doesn’t seem to make sense to me. But it was me as a teen so I understand her.
Grace. Because I find her very impulsive and that frustrates me. Sometimes I found myself almost yelling as I wrote saying, “What are you doing?” But I think teens are impulsive and don’t think of consequences until later.
Cappuccino or Coffee?
Coffee with flavored cream. I do love soy chai tea lattes too.
What do you like to do in your down time?
I love to be with my family. I’m kinda boring. I stay at home, play with my kids, and read. I guess that’s why I write thrillers to add some excitement.