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What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on two series–The Black Tide, which is the 3rd and last book of the Outcast series, and the 2nd book of Lizzie Grace series.

The Outcast novels currently available are:

City of Light (Jan 2016)
Winter Halo (Nov 2016)

There’s no set release date for The Black Tide yet, as my US publisher has dropped the series and we’re currently in negotiations with Piatkus for the UK & Commonwealth rights. I will at least be self publishing this book in the US.

The first of the Lizzie Grace novels comes out in May 2017. This series is being self published.

How many books are there in the Dark Angels series?

Seven all up. They are:

Darkness Unbound
Darkness Rising
Darkness Devours
Darkness Hunts
Darkness Unmasked
Darkness Splintered
Darkness something dramatic (title undecided, in other words)

Where did the idea for the Riley Jenson Guardian Series come from?

Riley’s world grew out of other books. If you’ve read Circle of Desire or either of the Ripple Creek books, you’ll recognize bits of the world building that’s in Riley. It was while I was in the process of writing those books that Riley’s world formed. As for the actual story line that threads through the first three books, that comes from an article I read online about cloning.

How many books are there in the Riley series?

There are nine books in total. They are:

Full Moon Rising
Kissing Sin
Tempting Evil
Dangerous Games
Embraced by Darkness
The Darkest Kiss
Deadly Desire
Bound to Shadows
Moon Sworn

Will there be any other books featuring Riley, Quinn, Rhoan and Liander?

They all appear in the offshoot Dark Angels series. These books feature a grown up Risa, and concentrates more on the Aedh (Quinn was half Aedh), reapers, and the vampire council rather than the Directorate itself. The babies are mentioned, but don’t appear (of course, they aren’t babies any longer! lol)

Do you plan to write another book in the Spook Squad series?

There was a fourth book planned, but it’s been so long since I’ve written in the Spook Squad world that I’ve lost the flow of the story and the characters. So the answer would be no.

Are there going to be any more Circle, Lifemate or Ripple Creek books?

No. There’s too many other books needing to be written these days!

What about the Myth and Magic series? Any more of them planned?

No. I’m afraid they just didn’t sell enough. If books don’t sell, publishers don’t want them.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve actually been writing since I was twelve, but it was only after I fell pregnant with my daughter and then quit my first job (a clerk at the weather bureau) that I decided to get serious about my writing.

How long did it take you to get published?

Dancing with the Devil was published in 2001 with ImaJInn books (a small US e-publisher who were around at a time before the Kindle and Nook existed. So yes, I was one of the pioneers. lol). It took me eleven years after I started getting serious about my writing to get published (in other words, I got a LOT of rejections). Dancing also happened to be the first novel I wrote after making that decision to get serious about my writing, but it underwent so many rewrites over the years that the book that came out had little resemblance to the one that was first written

How did you get an agent?

In the end, it was via a recommendation. I’d followed the usual submission process, and hadn’t had much luck, though many agents did like Full Moon Rising. Some even helped me revise it. In the end, they didn’t take me on because either they weren’t sure where to market FMR or whether they could sell it. So when I submitted to Miriam, I wasn’t holding out much hope. But five weeks later, she’d sold the first three books and gained my undying devotion.

What's the difference between urban fantasy and paranormal romance?

Paranormal romance is a romance first and foremost. In urban fantasy the romance is generally a secondary plot.

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