A: I have been writing for about four years. No matter the genre, I like to write stories with a 'twist to the tale'.
Q: What sparked the idea for your story in Unearthed? Can you remember?
A: When my husband and I moved to Cape Breton in 1970, we lived in an old farmhouse on a hill quite a distance from the road. Years later (after we vacated, of course), the house was burned and the ground smoothed over the stone basement. Now there is a large depression where the place once stood. I often wonder if the space was completely filled in or is there still a hole underneath. When Third Person Press sent out a call for submissions for the anthology, Unearthed, I just had to make some connection.
Q: What's the title of your story in Unearthed? In general, do you get the title first, or do you write the story first? Do you remember what prompted this particular title?
A: I write the story first and add the title later. If you read my story, you'll know why it's called 'Overheard'.
Q: Please tell us: one book you've read recently, one book you're reading now, and one book on your to-read list.
A: One book I've read recently is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The book I'm reading now is West With the Night by Beryl Markham. One book on my to-read list is The Soujourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Q: What's the best/worst writing advice you've ever been given?
A: The best writing advice I've ever been given is, instead of telling, put the reader in the scene with the use of dialogue and actions.