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-THE BAR HARBOR SERIES-
What book will be released next?
PULLED WITHIN is the second book in the Bar Harbor Series. It’s written from Rae’s point-of-view and it’s scheduled to be released in summer ’14. The third and final book in the series is titled PULLED APART. It’s written from Gianna’s point-of-view and it’s scheduled to be released in fall ’14.
Are the stories the same just told in different view points?
No, each book is completely different, though you may recognize many of the same characters.
-SEDUCTIVE SHADOWS and SEDUCTIVE SECRECY-
What’s the reading order for the Shadows Series?
Seductive Shadows, then Seductive Secrecy.
What inspired Seductive Shadows?
I was watching TV one day and Eyes Wide Shut happened to come on. I was inspired by the masks they wore in that movie and everything else – the plot, the arc, the twists – just fell into place.
Will there be a third book?
At this time, no.
-MEMOIRS AREN’T FAIRYTALES and SCARS FROM A MEMOIR-
What’s the reading order for the Memoir Series?
Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, then Scars from a Memoir.
Why are there YA (Young Adult) versions?
We wanted everyone to be able to read these stories, so we created versions that are toned down a bit to make them more YA appropriate. Plot-wise, the YA and Adult versions are almost identical.
What inspired you to write Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales?
Someone really close to me overdosed. I felt like I’d been hit by a train. I know when it comes to addiction this is something you should expect, but nothing can prepare you for that phone call. Nothing. The other addicts in my life weren’t doing much better—yes, I have several addicts in my life. Addiction was all over the news and appeared on several of the TV shows I watched. It was mentioned on the radio. There was a billboard in my town that advertised a rehab clinic and I drove past it twice a day. Everyone I talked to used the word addiction in some form or another. Were these signs? I had to believe it was more than a coincidence.
After that phone call, I was in pain. I cried. A lot. I shared my feelings with the people around me until I ran out of things to say. But the pain was still there. Writing had always been a release, so I took a notebook and pen, and poured my soul onto the paper. A few hours later, I reread my words and it wasn’t in diary form or an account of the overdose. I had something here. I’d written the first chapter of a—novel? And so it began…
Why the title, Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, since this is a fictional account?
The line, Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, appears in my novel. As soon as I wrote it, I knew it had to be the title. It fits the story perfectly; it’s confusing, intriguing, and catchy. The novel is very much written like a memoir. The first person narrative allows the readers to get close to the protagonist, feel her pain, exhale her breath, carry the weight of her past and future.
Are you an expert in addiction?
I’m not a doctor, counselor, or addict. I’m an advocate for addiction recovery.