Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
My most recent series, "The Painted Maidens Trilogy", is all about mermaids. Originally, I wanted to do a series on dragons. I spent a lot of time thinking about dragons before I even wrote one word down. What kind of story would it be? How would I describe them? Details about their scales came to mind, which led to what other creatures have scales. Mermaids, of course! The more I thought about mermaids, the more they made sense - especially as the 'eco' part of being an eco-fantasy author. Our oceans are often overlooked but so important to our planet. What better way to highlight this wonderful part of Earth? Thus, the mermaid eco-fantasy series was born!