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Frequently Asked Questions
What's your three favorite movies?
My three favorite movies would have to be Titanic, Meet Me In St. Louis, and A Tale of Two Sisters. I’ve loved Titanic since I first learned about the tragic event. My curiosity was peaked and it still is, I don’t believe I’ll ever get over it. I love Judy Garland and the story line of this musical has owned me from the moment I first watched it. I’ve auditioned for quite a few plays with songs from this movie. And my favorite horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters, has the most amazing and cryptic story line while the music encourages your imagination to flourish. I have the movie soundtrack added to my writing playlist.
Have you ever written something you didn’t like?
Too many times have I written things that I don’t like. Or worse, things that I love but will never ever see the light of day because it doesn’t fit into the scene that I wrote out for the storyline. Both are very difficult to let go of. I still to this day have scenes from published books that I can’t let go of.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write what you love, write what holds your interest and never delete anything.
How did you come up with the concepts behind “My Night Breeze?”
The concepts seemed to unfold on their own while trying to tell Mateo’s story through Audra’s eyes. High school is a really difficult time to go through but how are you supposed to manage it when all eyes are on you all the time? And worse when unwanted attention is put upon you?
I had to incorporate some personal stories that I endured through high school whether it was a moment filled with humor or a moment of complete dread. The concepts fell into place on their own while creating a real story with backbone and emotion while also adding in that little taste of science fiction to keep readers on the edge of their seats. It was a wonderful process.
What do you like to read?
I love to read Romance, Paranormal and Mysteries. I keep my Goodreads account updated with what I've read as well as on the About M.L. Reading List.