Who is your favorite character in the Street Justice Series
It would have to be Angelo Morganson. He's a hardcore undercover cop, that finds himself falling for the pretty redhead Charlie Anderson. He really loves being single, but also enjoys having someone around that cares for him. He's a tough guy, his step brother Joe, is a great help, and though they don't see eye to eye on everything they both are learning to depend on each other when the times get rough.
What is your favorite book so far
This is really a tough call. I have four books out, and it would be a tie between Book one where we first meet Charlie and Angel, and book one of the California Trilogy, Maid for Martin. They both have great male Mc's and it's so easy to fall in love with both men, Martin Taylor and Angelo Morganson.
How many books do you plan on having in the Street Justice Series
I really hope to have ten. It could go higher if the fans and the stories keep coming. I know not everyone enjoys a series, but its so much fun to have the time to delve into each character in depth. I also like to have a few new characters now and then that just appear in one book.
Where did the idea for the Street Justice Series come from?
This idea came from a dream, it's where a lot of my novels come from. I believe that God shares a scene from a book with me, and then he allows me to work out the rest of the story within a few months. Now and then I'll dream a whole story but that doesn't happen a lot.
What genre does your Series fall under?
Christian, Mystery/detective, with some romance. I like to call it Life Fiction, because there is so many things in my novels that deals with every day life problems. It's a bit of Women's Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, all wrapped up into one series.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took me about fifteen days to get down the first 50 thousand words, after that I'd say it took me about another two months to finish the first draft. Then came the hard part the editing and trying to keep one eye on the laptop and one eye on my two babies. I always share Jack & Maxx when I can.
What other works would compare to your story?
I've been told by some readers that my Series is like Law and Order with kissing, though I must say there are no court rooms scenes, at least not yet. I've had a car chase, a plane crash, drug dealers, and a kidnapping. There are a lot
of real life issues, from abortion, to attempted murder, from dealing with dating to living with a non-christian, and in the next few books the saga continues. We see what it's like to live on the streets, we learn about forgiveness, and patience, to name a few. My characters have many issues, to deal with. I try to lead by example, I like having situations that show Christians in bad circumstances, but in the end I always try to show a way of escape.
Who or What inspired you to write this Series?
God first because he keeps giving me more dreams and more story lines. Second, I would have to say, the people in the Series inspired me. I just couldn't delve into everything I needed too for one novel, so I thought why not make it a Series. It's a good way to look into the lives of everyone that live and work around Charlie and Angel, my two main
characters. I hope to have at least ten books in this series, and after that who knows, maybe more.
Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
My characters may have a trait here or there from someone I admire, but I try to not copy them; they are as original as I can get them.
What was the most interesting research you had to do for any of your books?
I learned how to make wine, from start to finish. I did a lot of research on the railroad, and found it all fascinating. I actually called The Cactus Hotel in Texas and got minute details about its history. Writing can be a great learning experience.
What would you like your readers to take away from your stories?
I hope they learn that no matter what life throws at us, that we can handle it.When we get in dark and depressing situations, God may have placed us there for a reason. We are to stay the course and follow the path that he leads us on. It’s not always easy but with his help we can make it and help others along the way.