Q. Why did you decide to write this book?
A. This book
is based off an experience I had with an online admirer several years ago. After talked with my friends about the experience
I decided this would make for a good story.
Q. What is special about your book?
A. What is special about my book(s) is that this
story is loosely based on a true event in my life. I enjoy taking true events that happen to me, or anyone else for that matter,
and add my own personal spin to the tale, ending up with a fascinating story that everyone who’s ever been in love or
in a relationship can relate to. My stories aren’t the pretty, nicely dressed romantic tales of perfect love and the every after, but they
reflect the true (and most often times), ugly internal thoughts and feelings we all have had. Thoughts and feelings we desperately
try to keep to ourselves for fear we would be labeled differently if anyone in polite society ever heard or became aware of
Q. What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
A. I have no problem delving into
the deep recesses of the mind and bringing to the surface the true unbridled feelings we all share about love, relationships
and how they affect us, in a positive or negative way. Speaking from experience, I had to wrestle through my own past relationships
obstacles that led me down the path of self-destruction and despair, and even to attempt suicide; In Search of Mr Wonderful,
The Journey From Myth To Madness, is a compilation of that train wreck of relationships chronicling my journey. Having come through all that, I learned I had to love myself
first before I could even begin to think about letting someone else into my live… if I wanted a different outcome from
my past. My journey took six years of celibacy before I found my true self. And only when me, myself and I had time to really
get to know
each other, only then was I was ready to include another. Within less than a year’s time, My “Mr. Wonderful”
found me and we have been happily married for the past 3+ years.
My stories, my “voice”
is that self inside all of us that struggles to keep the conscious on the straight and narrow. Sadly, some people don’t
listen and the outcome is quite the opposite of mine. Nevertheless, I want to inspire and share with the reader that life,
love and relationships are all about choices and there isn’t anything anyone can do to you that you don’t allow
them to do. Period. Don’t like the outcome…make better choices!
Q. Do you have any
secret writing tips you'd like to share?
A. Write what you know
and have experienced. The words tend to come alive off the pages that way.
Q. Tell us a quirky, funny or unexpected story about
A. I have great intuition (when I listen) and I can sense/see
Q. What books are on your nightstand right now?
Sister by Star Jones (I went to a book signing last year and picked it up.), The Twilight series and numerous self-help books.
Q. What's your favorite
A. Believe In Yourself!
Q. Who inspires
you the most?
A. My son because he shows me what true unconditional
love is, and my mother for her strength in the face of adversity.
Q. What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it?
A. Because people are funny and you never know who you might meet. I chose to write this story because
it is so relevant in the age of online dating. Everyone has a personal story or experience they could share.
Q. How long did the book take you from start to finish?
A. About 2 years (with numerous months of reflection in between).
What aspect of writing the book did you find particularly challenging?
Trying to keep myself and what I would do out of the main character’s experiences,. Although based
on an actual experience I had, I did take creative license and changed things up a bit.
Q. What surprised
you the most about this process?
A. How much writing (reliving
an experience) takes out of you emotionally.
Q. Did you do any research for your books,
or did you write from experience?
A. I definitely
wrote from experience.
Q. Did you have any notable experiences when writing your book?
That sex doesn’t have to be physically gratifying; words can get the juices flowing just as easily.
Q. What do you hope your readers will gain from reading your
A. One, to recognize that to have someone love you
the right way, you first have to love yourself. Second, that love doesn’t mean losing yourself and your identity for
the sake of theirs.
Q. What other projects are you currently working on?
Poisoned Pen, The Ten Commandments of Dating, Mermaidland and The Margarita Social Club.
Q. Is writing your sole career? If not, what else do you do?
Not at this time. At present, I am the Creative Services Manager, Traffic and PSA Director for KTVA-Channel
11 (CBS Affiliate) in Anchorage, Alaska.
Q. When can we look forward to your next book?
A. If all goes as planned, one by the summer of 2013 and another by the fall.