Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
For me, success would be calling this my career. I have no delusions of wealth or grandeur. I just want to make a livable wage that doesn’t involve trying to write between jobs.
Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it?
Forget Me Not is a college romance (with very steamy sex scenes) about a young girl, Lily, who goes away to school as a freshman while she’s in a long term relationship with her brother’s best friend. She’d had a crush on him for years and while she was still in high school, they hooked up and now they’re in a serious relationship. Unfortunately, Lily goes away to a different school and starts to wonder why she feels like she’s losing him. I wrote this because college was an important part of my life. I spent a lot of time in school and it’s still really significant to me. College is a lot of fun, but it’s hard. You have to figure so many things out and you don’t have the structure of high school to help. When you’re a teenager, you have teachers and your parents and your friends to help guide you. Once you move out, especially when you move away to school, you are on your own. Figuring out who that person is inside of you can be so challenging and I wanted to explore that.
Sometimes it’s so hard to keep at it – What keeps you going?
I can’t say I failed if I never stop trying.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
I hope it makes them happy. I don’t pretend my writing is literary or that it will change the world. I just hope it provides a pleasant escape for someone for a little while.
What’s your favorite meal?
I love vegan food. Basically make anything with seitan and I am happy!
Genre – New Adult Erotic Romance
Rating – X