Hi, Melissa. Thanks for joining me. Let’s get started. What is your book NOT about?
It’s not just about the main character dreaming of performing on Broadway. There are many different aspects to the story. Friendship, family, new love, career, doing things we may not want to do.
What is your book about?
Following dreams, finding love, new beginnings.
"I really don’t want to tell my mom that her face looks like 1982 threw up all over it."
What celebrities would play your main characters if it were a movie?
Visit my Pinterest page for my dream casts This is still a work in progress…
Take me through a day in your life.
During the week—wake up, take my daughter to school, go to the gym or run, errands, writing, laundry, dinner, more writing. Sometimes I squeeze in some TV.
Show me a picture of your writing spot.
This varies from day to day. Sometimes it’s my couch, but today it’s Starbucks.
If you could spend the day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you do?
Great question. So many people! Probably my father or my best friend—both of whom has passed away.
What is the weirdest thing you have had to research for writing purposes?
I’ve researched lots of interesting topics for my books including psychics, Italian entrees, Australian lingo/slang, and radio stations in the 1940’s.
What was your favorite book as a child, and what is your favorite book now?
I adored the Babysitters Club series when I was young.
I have several favorites as an adult—probably, Can You Keep a Secret by the fabulous Sophie Kinsella.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
My Kindle is so full. I have so many books I want to read (I need to find extra time!)
What is the strangest fact about you?
I think I’m incredibly boring. I don’t know if this is strange, but I’ve been watching General Hospital since high school. I guess it’s my guilty pleasure.
What writers inspire you?
I’ve met so many wonderful authors. Three of my faves are Becky Monson, Aven Ellis, and Kathryn Biel.
Why do you write?
I love it. It’s a wonderful escape from real life.
What are you working on right now?
I’m currently finishing the last novella, Return to Summer in my Seasons of Summer series.
Next, I will be starting a new series with my publisher Gemma Halliday Publishing.
How can readers learn more about you and your work?
Best of luck with your upcoming novella and new series!