This is a cover reveal so, first, tell us more about the cover! What are your favorite parts?
I think the blood drop is my favorite, but the heart with my characters in it is my second favorite because the two go hand in hand.
There are a few twists in TRICOLOR. Did you have these planned out or did they come up as you wrote?
I had that planned out. I'm a planner :) The idea of one of the twists came to me when I asked myself: What would you do if you feared for your life and the only way to get help was to out yourself as a criminal.
O'Ryan is a tough and interesting character. What inspired you write her?
At first O'Ryan came to me because I wanted a tough female character who you could never see staying in a bad relationship - except she does - and then we figure out why. There's a lot of tension in that dynamic. But that's only on a smaller level. When that same dynamic is forced upon her in a broader sense, her life and other's depend on her keeping a level head, and she's scared.
Do you have a favorite piece of dialogue from TRICOLOR?
Oh, that's tough. So many of my favorites are spoilers, but I'll give it a go.There's this ironic bit:"So we're the bad guys now?" Jamie shakes his head."No, we're the bad guys too."
And this one that tore at my tear ducts:I roll away from the guy with Peter in my arms, and the little boy comes easily with me. “Get up,” I whisper into his hair. “Go. Run as fast as you can.”“Love you,” he says. There’s extra pressure on my stomach, then he’s off. Gone.
What projects are you working on now?
I'm working on a semi-epistolary novel called THE TROUBLE WITH YOU IS THE TROUBLE WITH ME, a YA contemporary novel
You've been busy this year, with two other published books, MOMENTS and WHITE STAR. Are you planning to publish anything else this year?
Yes, TRICOLOR will be out this month, and I have a book I co-wrote with Ashley Chegwyn, 17 PROMISES, that we'll publish in August. My next novel, SPIN THE LOVE, a romantic psychological thriller will also come out later this year.
What advice do you have for other writers?
Keep writing (I'm talking to myself also). Don't stop just because you need to edit the novel you finished a month ago. Write, edit, and write some more.
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Don't stop reading. You need to know what's out there, understand your craft, what's working, what isn't.