How long does it take you to write a book?

Anywhere from 3 months to a year, depending on whether it is a novella or a novel. I ascribe to the Jill Landis theory of writing, which is this…”I can write a book in few months. It just takes me a lot longer to do it.”

Are any of your books related?

BRACE FACE and THE BEAST, CHEMIST CHARMING, WEEPING BEAUTY, and ONCE UPON A PROM are related, and are part of the “BFF Series”. The same friends, along with new friends, appear throughout the four books. They can be read individually as they are stand-alone stories… but you may enjoy them more by reading them all and in order.


The Perotti Legends Series include FATED, TIES THAT BIND,  SEASON FOR LOVE, and PANDORA’S KISS are stand-alone stories and can be read in any order.

Does your publisher ever tell you what to write?

No. It wouldn’t do any good. People often ask me if there’s anything else I’d rather be writing or when am I going to write the book of my heart? I can only say “I am writing EXACTLY what I want to write and EVERY book is the book of my heart at the time I am writing it.”

How many books do you plan to write in the Perotti Legends Series?

I always answer this question the same way: As long as the readers are enjoying the series and they are still fun for me to write, I will continue them. So far, readers seem to be enjoying them, and they are a lot of fun for me.

Where do you get your ideas from?

All over the place! Sometimes they just appear in my imagination. I really have no memory of “meeting” my first main character. Another one sprung from seeing a cute guy driving a black Saab convertible into Double Bay, Sydney, on a warm Friday night. I wondered, where he was  going, who he was going to meet. The answer to that question will be in one of my books. I also love listening to and reading people’s body language!


Sometimes, it’s just a germ of an idea that leads to a novel. Sometimes, I’ll read something in a magazine or a newspaper that sets off my imagination.

Will you author any single title books?

I’m working on one now … 

If you have any questions, drop me a line and I’ll answer them…