In plotting a book, my goal is to raise the stakes for the characters and, in so doing, keep the reader mesmerized.
I believe in growth - in myself and in the characters I create.
I'm not convinced that abstinence-only education works.
As I plotted 'Blueprints,' I realized that ageism against women is most obvious in the field of entertainment - and that I needed a TV show in my book.
Each of my books is different from the last, each with its own characters, its own setting, its own themes. As a writer, I need the variety. I sense my readers do, too.