These are some of the most frequently asked questions about me and my work:
How do you pronounce your name?
This question comes up a lot. It rhymes with starry. (sh-are-ee)
How do you co-author a series?
I have no idea how other people go about it, but Jake and I prefer to say we collaborate on our projects. The idea, the plot, and the characters belong to both of us. We talk, talk, talk about the book as much as we can. (It’s a lot of fun.) I do the actual writing, usually bugging him often with questions or things I want to go over. After I finish with a chapter or two, Jake sits down and reads it, and then we make changes together. If the new scenes spark ideas for later scenes or books in the series, we talk it out right then.
Do you do blog interviews?
If the blog is a good fit for my readers, I’d love to! Feel free to contact me.
Will you write an endorsement for my book?
I occasionally write endorsements for books I discover and love in my personal reading, but I’m not accepting endorsement requests right now. My family is in a very busy season of life, and I’ve had to limit my work-related commitments.
Do you do newsletter swaps?
Yes, but only if I feel the book is genuinely a good fit for my readers.
Are your books clean?
I have a complete content guide for each of my series here.
What does your writing process look like?
My process is constantly changing, and it will look completely different from series to series, even book to book. Most often, I know key scenes that will happen in my project, and I’ll connect the dots as I go, discovering things along the way. I’m that weird hybrid writer who’s not a plotter or a pantser, but a plantser. (And no, I have no idea who came up with these names.)
One thing stays constant, however: characters show up fully formed. I have very little control over them, and they remind me quite often. I also have zero control over tone. The character’s personalities set that, and I’m just here to type. ;)