Hi, Shanna! Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog. I really appreciate the chance to be here with you and your readers.
When did you first began writing fiction?
I’ve been writing for about as long as I can remember. I went through many periods of my life when I had to push writing into the background, but I always came back to it. It’s a dream come true to finally be able to put some focus on it now.
So when you were a child, did you dream of becoming an author?
Definitely! Growing up, there were three things I really wanted to do when I grew up: Be a stay-at-home mom, an author, and a marine biologist who swam with sharks. I took SCUBA diving lessons in college and decided it wasn’t for me. I’m very happy with two out of three!
When you write, what type of environment do you prefer?
I have to have things going on in the background when I’m writing. Generally, I put some TV re-runs on (ER, Gilmore Girls, Diagnosis Murder, etc) or I’ll listen to some music. Now, when it comes to editing, it’s a whole different thing. The quieter it is, the better!
Do you have any pets?
Yes, we have two dogs: Jasper and Jessie. We also have a dwarf lion head rabbit named Tweak (the kids named her after a character on the Octonauts). We also enjoy a twenty gallon aquarium complete with some long-finned zebra danios, black skirted tetras, and red minor tetras.
Tell us something about yourself that most people probably don’t know?
I was homeschooled from the first grade through high school. I really liked it! I enjoyed being able to get up in the morning and focus on my school work and then have the afternoon to do other things. I was a very self-motivated student and homeschooling was a perfect choice for me.
What are you working on now?
I’m progressing through the first draft of Finding Hope – the second book in my Love’s Compass series. For those who have read the first book, this story is all about Lexi. I’m having a lot of fun writing it and I can’t wait to share more with my readers in the next month or two!
Thanks again for hosting me, I enjoyed visiting with you!