What types of books do you enjoy?
Currently I love reading mysteries by J. A. Jance and C.J.Box. I have also loved english mysteries by Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer. Once in a while I'll read a Nero Wolf mystery by Tim Stout. I used to read a lot of Sci Fi and Romance when I was younger but like anything else, reading goes in phases.
What inspires or motivates you to write the stories you create?
I could say Life, but that is a broad topic. I may hear of a wrong being done to someone, or a fraud inflicted upon the American people to serve their own agenda, or a message I have to tell. Writing is my way to right some of the wrongs in our society. My inspiration could be as simple as what I am experiencing at the moment. For instance, the sounds and description of the inside of a space shuttle. Most of it is what I experienced while I was on a ship cruise. The rest I researched.
What fraud had been inflicted upon the American people?
Unfortunately, Olivia, you are part of the problem at the same time we need reporters such as yourself to get at the truth. Without communication, our country would fall apart. As to the fraud, let's take the example of perpetuating that the year 2000 is the new millennium. Actually 2001 is and has always been the beginning of the new century. If you read my books, you'll figure out what I'm trying to set straight.
Ahem, let's continue on about your characters. What part of you is expressed in your books?
Writers always have a piece of themselves in the character makeup. I guess mine would mostly be in the women that have to think and finally take charge of the situation. There is some of me in Alice, in Similar But Not the Same, Jan, in Deflection A Race Against Time, Jennifer, in Similar and Found The Lost Ones, and maybe DiLane in Found and my new one Return There's No Easy Way.
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