Debra Webb and I have a little connection. We share an amazing PA, Tessa, and this has put us in touch here and there over the past year. I was very excited when she agreed to join us on Authors4Veterans, just because of that connection. Some day, I hope to meet her in person, but for now, let’s get to know her better here.
Tell us about your personal connection to the military.
My husband is a veteran as was my father and my father-in-law. While my husband and I were stationed in Berlin, Germany, I worked in the Commanding General’s office so I’ve had up close experience with both the personal and professional sides of military life. I am honored to support this wonderful endeavor!
Thank you to you and your family for their service. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you’re from, where you live? Do you have one of those day-jobs?
I grew up in small town Alabama and I’ve had all sorts of jobs! I’ve written stories since I was nine years old and finally turned full time writer about 20 years ago!
What is your latest release and share one detail from your current release with readers that they might not find in the book?
My latest is THE COLDEST FEAR which is the third book in the Shades of Death series. This book was particularly difficult to write since it involves the loss of children. I cried almost everyday while writing this one!
Do you have a secret talent readers would be surprised by?
Well, I’m not so sure it’s a real talent, but I love junking! I adore finding treasures others have discarded and turning them into something wonderful!
What is the one question you never get ask at interviews, but wish you did? Ask and answer it.
Do I ever act out a scene when writing? Yes! Sometimes my husband and I play the parts just to see if the dialog sounds right or if the actions I want the characters to make flow properly!
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters of the opposite sex?
I’ve always loved writing males characters! I was such a tomboy growing up that I don’t find it difficult at all!
Are there other military charities you support? If so, please tell us which ones.
We do all our donations of things (furniture, etc) to Disabled Veterans.
Do you write military characters in your books? If so, how did you research them?
I have, yes! I always go to my husband for research!
What would you choose as your specialty if you were in the military?
I would love to be in the Military Police Criminal Investigation Division!
Do you have anything you would like to say to our members of the military and their families?
Thank you for all you do and the many sacrifices you make! God bless!