Does this book have a special meaning to you? i.e. where you found the idea, its symbolism, its meaning, who you dedicated it to, what made you want to write it?
I was inspired to write the sequel, Mamma’s Moon, by my editor of One More Last Dance. A worldwide bestseller himself he encouraged me to try to add to the story, keep the characters alive. He said the storyline and style had a Longfellow – like approach. When I finished it, he said it was a Capote or Tennessee Williams quality. The story has meaning to me as Chapter one happened to me in real life.
Where do you get your storylines from?
From real life. From my own experiences or ones that I study.
Was this book easier or more difficult to write than others? Why?
Second books in a series are easier for me. Characters have been set, backdrops established. I do good research so the words should come quickly.
Do you only write one genre?
I’ve written a self-help book (best seller); I’ve written young adult novels; I’ve written Memoirs and nonfiction short stories; I’ve written adult crimes and mysteries.
Give us a picture of where you write, where you compose these words…is it Starbucks, a den, a garden…we want to know your inner sanctum?
My writing studios in Southampton and Dallas.
And finally, of course…was there any specific event or circumstance that made you want to be a writer?
My mother reading to me as a child – telling me I was an aware child – her writer.