As a tremendously prolific writer, what can you tell us about how you come up with your next idea?
They come from everywhere and nowhere. Sometimes it’s a line in a song, a snippet of dialog, or a movie trailer. Then I spin it into the “What if?” web. In my latest book, One Last Promise (written under my Tina Wainscott name), it was the idea of losing someone you loved and somehow getting them back again in a paranormal twist. In Dragon Awakened, it was a scene with Ruby and Cyn when they first meet that totally snagged me.
What three qualities does an irresistible love interest have to have?
Powerful, yet shows his vulnerability.
Respects a woman even whilst sparring or opposing her.
Has empathetic traits and values.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Be more proactive with asking for things and asserting myself with both my agent and my publisher. When I did take chances, I felt empowered.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Getting out of those subconscious female thoughts that I don’t even realize are expressly feminine.
If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
I’d probably be in graphic arts.
What’s next for you? Are you working on a new project? If so, can you give us a teaser and/or an expected release date?
I’m working on book 5 in my Justiss Alliance series, and editing book 4, Wild Ties, which comes out in March 2021. Here’s the blurb: Undercover & All Tied Up!
Knox Logan and Vivi Sommers are the closed down and contentious members of the Justiss Alliance team, which makes them perfect to portray a troubled married couple while investigating human trafficking at a BDSM therapy club in New Orleans. As Knox and Vivi explore their intimacy issues through the center’s unconventional methods, fantasy and reality enticingly twist…and the danger becomes all too real.