What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write They Didn’t Eat Me for Supper?
As a child of divorce who was alienated from her father, I wanted to tell the story of how childhood trauma manifests in our lives later. Sometimes it shows up as a phobia, other times it’s a physical manifestation. Either way, unprocessed trauma will emerge if not addressed.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of They Didn’t Eat Me for Supper, what would they be?
I love this question! I aways create a soundtrack for my books to keep me motivated when writing. Lennon’s song is “Grenade” by Bruno Mars. Olivia’s song is “All of Me” by John Legend.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
No. I hate fiction. LOL. I’m a non-fiction reader all the way.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Rich Bitch, by Nicole Lapin and How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
The scene where Lennon sees Olivia in the hospital for the first time.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I play my soundtrack while editing.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
“They can’t eat you for supper” is a phrase my mother used to say to me as a child. It means “What’s the worst that can happen?” It helps me find courage in tough times. And it’s the name of my first book.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
Type One diabetics are true warriors. So many are diagnosed as children, who already have enough going on, but somehow manage to thrive despite this disease.
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