Q. What is your publishing schedule like?
A. I wish I had a firm answer for you, I really do. My schedule right now is a book every other month, but I can't guarantee it'll stay that way. I don't like to keep tight deadlines to avoid breaking them.
Q. Do you do sales or freebies?
A. I do occasionally run sales on my backlist. I try to keep my prices accessible so there's a happy medium for everything--and as always, my books remain in KU.
Q. Can I send you instant messages with questions about your books?
A. You can, but I can't guarantee I'll answer them. I have most of my messages on Facebook filtered to a folder and I occasionally check that, but not very often. The truth is, I just don't have the time or the energy to answer every message that comes into my inbox. That doesn't mean I'm not grateful for what people have to say, or that I'm deliberately ignoring people, but it's tricky navigating public space as an author. I'm a big fan of reviewer spaces--Goodreads and Amazon, where readers can talk about the books amongst themselves, and I encourage readers to use those. I have a very busy writing life, and a very busy personal life with a spouse and three children, so as much as I wish I had time to engage all my readers, I don't.
Q. Do you do book signings or sell autographed paperbacks?
A. I will occasionally offer signed paperbacks in my reader group, or you can send your copy to the address above with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and I'll sign and send it back. I also don't usually do signings--I have two complicated chronic illnesses which limit my travel. However I have a few events scheduled and I try to keep my Facebook and website updated with those.
Q. Will you write _____ this thing I want you to write?
A. I might. And I might not. Inspiration always strikes me in the weirdest ways. But I rarely, if ever, take plot bunnies from people. My muse is fickle that way.
Q. What's next?
A. So many things. Keep updated through my blog, newsletter, and Facebook reader group for the latest updates and news!