I got my start writing comedy. Didn’t mean to, but somehow every time I tried to write straight, the gremlins took over and twisted the words. Okay, I’ll go back; I was the class clown in high school, always getting in trouble for quipping in class.
Never one to turn down a dare (did I mention I was not officially insane?) I wrote Rowena.
2.75. All my books are comedies. Rowena Through the Wall is out now. The Goddaughter (a comic mob caper) comes out in 2012, and Rowena continues in a sequel Rowena and the Dark Lord, also out in 2012.
What books or authors have influenced you?
The great comic writers! Douglas Adams, for Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, one of my all time favorites. Janet Evanovich and Lisa Lutz are my primary influences; I would love to be counted in their number.
Tell us about your latest release, Rowena Through the Wall.
Rowena was written as a comic fantasy; basically I was trying to do something in the genre of ‘The Princess Bride’, only with a feisty female as protagonist. Then my publisher got hold of it and said: you know, with a little tweaking, we could slide this into the paranormal romance market too. Rowena is the sort of book I wish someone else would write so I could read it. A rollicking adventure, and a fast read.
Yes – all formats! I’ll leave links below.
Ah! Now that is a story. I have family links to England.
The Goddaughter is at the publishers now, going through editing. It is a comic mob caper, featuring the reluctant goddaughter of a mob king, who is always having to bail out her inept mobster family. I am writing Rowena and the Dark Lord now, and should be finished by Christmas. It will wrap up Rowena’s tale, but also leave entry for more tales in the world of Land’s End.
Where can folks learn more about your books and events?
I write a comic blog, which features some of my published humor columns and stand-up routines.