1.)   Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:
 
Childproofed, Chick-lit
Motherhood sometimes seems as though it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.  Sometimes I wonder where the real Virginia went, the person I used to be before I was just someone’s wife or mother.

2.)   Who is your favorite character and why?
 
Virginia is my favorite, without a doubt.  She faces the fears and unsettling feelings experienced by so many moms, and she fights to hold onto what she finds most dear to her heart.

3.)   If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?
 
The length!  At just 20K words it’s a quick read, and I would have loved to have made it longer.  However, sometimes as a writer one has to take a step back and just let the story tell itself in its own time.  I hope to soon complete a full-length novel for my readers.

4.)   Give us one interesting fun fact about your book or series:
 
One of the scenes, where Virginia finds herself nose to nose with a doorjamb in the middle of the night, is a true account of a scene that actually played out in my home one night.

5.)   How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
 
Childproofed is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and ebook.  It’s also available through Apple’s iBookstore for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.  Other ereader versions can also be found at Smashwords.com.  If you facebook, you can find my author page there, as well as a Childproofed fan page.

6.)   What can we expect from you in the future?
 
At the moment, I’m putting the finishing touches on my holiday novella “Claustrophobic”, the story of Santa Claus told from Mrs. Claus’s point of view.  I’m hoping to have it live on Amazon and Barnes & Noble by the first of September.  I’m also working on two full-length chick-lit novels and one historical fiction children’s book.

7.)   And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

I don’t know how long Mark was up with Maddie.  I tried to wait up for him but crashed from sheer exhaustion the instant my head hit the pillow.  I’d forgotten what it was like to sleep a full night or to wake up in the morning with the glorious knowledge that there was absolutely nothing that I had to do that day.

Not that motherhood was bad.  It was a completely life-altering experience.  Having a foreign being take up residence inside your body, change the way things are arranged on that body, and then leave in a very violent fashion is nothing short of awe-inspiring.  And that’s just childbirth.  The real tests are still to come.

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