Thank you for your questions
and comments. I'm so excited to be here.
It struck me reading through the excerpt, which I love by the way, how do
you decide which excerpts to showcase from your works?
Mary, as far as excerpts, I love to pique the reader's
interest. Readers need a reason to read a book but I also like to satisfy
their interest by telling them the most exciting story I can tell.
If you could only read one
book/series for the rest of your life which would you choose
Shona, if I absolutely had to read only one book/series
for the rest of my life, it would have to be the works of
Jack London. His life was so very rich with romance and
How do you decide a cover?
Are the characters in your mind first and then the cover
comes or do you write and then do a cover? Whenever I read a
book a also refer back to what the cover looks like so I can
keep a picture of the characters in my mind.
Yvette, it is actually the Publisher who contracts an
illustrator to design the cover. With a description of the
characters, the setting and a synopsis of the book, the
illustrator sets out to provide the author with their best
idea. I was entitled to a few changes and I think I did
request that Lang's eyes be changed from brown to blue. I
love the vivid colors of this.
What was your inspiration
for the book?
Laurie, It was an episode of crop circles that I watched
on the Discovery Channel that inspired this book.
I love all the places -
would enjoy seeing all of them but especially the Lost City
of the Incas. Who are some of your favorite authors?
Catslady, my apologies for not expanding my list with the
mysterious places I would like to visit. The irrigation
system is of particular interest to me. Evidence suggests
that the system carried water from the holy spring to each
of the housed.
It's difficult to choose favorite authors with such a love
of story telling. I would have to say, Jack London of
course, Mark Twain, Erma Bombeck, Stephen King, Robert
Fulghum, Robin Cook, J.K. Rowling to name a few.