When did you publish your first book?
Your writing includes different facets of the romance genre. Do you prefer one genre to write in more than another?
All writers have favorite themes underlying the stories they tell. It's those themes that are the common thread that run through all of my books regardless of the world they take place in. I love the world building that goes into creating a fantasy world or a town in the late 1800s. I've also enjoyed telling stories set in the 1870s, but also in modern day Seattle. I have to admit that I've loved building Snowberry Creek, the fictional town in my new series, from the ground up.
I think trying different genres helps to stretch my "creative muscles," which definitely helps to keep my writing fresh. I loved the challenge of creating a fantasy world for the Warriors of the Mist and building a small town like Snowberry Creek. It keeps me looking forward to sitting down at the computer to see what comes next.