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Published in   Fiction, Horror, Mystery Thrillers,


It’s out there, lurking, deep within the woods surrounding Laden Lane. Could it be the Brunette Strangler, or is it something far more diabolical than a human being? Carly knows it’s there. She knows it’s coming for her.

Tell us a little about yourself. (What you do for a living, for fun, etc.)

I love to write and read and play cards and go to the movies and the art museums.

Do you write full time or part time

full time

How do you structure your day when you write

I get up and start writing until my back starts killing me, or I need a cup of java, or a bite to eat. I read and go to bed and do it all over again, again.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

I write because I love to dig around in my imagination. I write because I love writing. I write to bring readers an escape from their everyday lives, a chance to get away and explore my part of my mind.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

I am always working on a thriller.

What inspired you to create this book

My imagination. Stephen King of course has been a huge mentor. Alfred Hitchcock is a love of my life.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

mystery/thriller because I have always been rather dark in thought.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

Some, depends on what I am writing about.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

The use of words and sentences, the structure of plot. Allowing my characters to speak for themselves through me.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Writing it, period. I have been having back problems.

Why I test it manully

To hear what it sounds like to you and other readers.

What was the most rewarding

Seeing my book come to print and knowing I spent hours and days and weeks and months on it.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I have more fun with my writing.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I'm a diver.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

Some, but not as much as I'd like.

Do they influence your writing


Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

Depends if that is for you or not.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

I did, and they had as much as they liked.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

King, Koontz, Patterson, Grace Metallic for sure. I remember reading Peyton Place when I was in high school. Alfred Hitchcock without a doubt.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

None. Do as you do and live with what you have done.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

not sure.

What are your thoughts on book series

No thanks. I want to move on to another story. I get bored reading the same plot line of characters. It's like seeing a movie over and over. Once you've seen the first one, the next ones, be it how many, they are basically all the same.

If this books is part of a series, can you tell us a little about the series overall

Don't do series.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers

Just use whatever resources and recourse I can find and discover.

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Stick with it and plow, plow, plow.

What is your favorite book or film Why is it your favorite

Mine of course. As for film, To Kill A Mockingbird. I can relate with the children. I grew up in a similar atmosphere. I loved those times.

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

I have a trailer. I made it myself and I have been told it is quite good. The best part, I made it for no money.

What are you working on next

A thriller. It's about a young woman who comes to discover that life has rules not many people know about. Rules no one would ever want to know about. Rules that kill.

When you come to a point in your writing where you get frustrated for some reason, how do you deal with it

I stop, move on, then come back.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Make sure you are ready for the long haul, because it is a long road, and it is a lonely one, and it takes a lot of perseverance to get to the end.

About the Author


VLZ was born and raised in upstate NY in 1953 and has since traveled various parts of the world. She has always been a storyteller and recently has adapted those stories into print. She is a lover of all animals, the arts and cinema and loves playing the game of Rummy.