Tell us about your book:
A smuggler accused of treason must discover who set her up before the government hunts her down. What she learns could shatter the country.
Why do you want to attend Backspace?
I've heard it's one of the best writing conferences in the world. And also, I'd get to meet a certain shark-like agent.
Are you afraid to eat lunch with a Shark?
Utterly terrified, of course. Wait, did you mean the ocean-going kind?
No, not really.
West Side Story: Jets or Sharks?
I confess I've never seen West Side Story.
If you could save the life of any one fictional character who would it be and why?
Lester Burnham from American Beauty. His character growth was uplifting, and his death was all the sadder because of it.
Is there a book that makes you think "If I could write one thing like that, I’d die happy."
No. I've read plenty of better written books, but I can only write my way.
What's the most terrifying thing you've lived through?
Real danger: finding out the driver of the car I was in was drunk. Not real danger: rappelling down a 300' sinkhole in Belize.
When you're published, what will you do to Pay It Forward?
I would actually like to do something similar to this, assuming I have an agent