Do you have a favorite character in A Prisoner of Versailles? Why?
Not really. I like them all for different reasons, even the minor characters.
How much research did A Prisoner of Versailles take?
Volumes, literally. I read books, personal accounts, essays, searched the Internet about Louis XIV, the Huguenots and that time period.
What was the most interesting fact that you learned while writing A Prisoner of Versailles?
I think one of the most interesting things I found out was that King Louis actually sent spies into Switzerland to bring the French Huguenots, who had fled there in the face of religious persecution, back into France.
What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
Marketing is my biggest challenge.
What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?
What writing clubs or organizations do you belong to?
American Christian Fiction Writers
Christian Leaders Authors Speakers Services (CLASS)
What were your favorite books as a child?
Black Beauty, Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Secret Garden
What is your writing style? (Do you outline? Write “by-the-seat-of-your-pants? Or somewhere in-between?)
I am basically a “seat-of-the-pants” writer. However, I have just recently found an outline method that works for me, so I am moving toward the “somewhere-in-between.”
Do your characters begin to take on a life of their own as you write?
What other new projects do you have on the horizon?
Books Three and Four in the Darkness To Light Series.
Who was the person who influenced you the most with your writing?
That’s a tough question, but I would probably have to say my dad. He’s been deceased for many years, and we had a very troubled relationship, but I think I inherited his talent and motivation for writing.