What made you decide to start writing books? When you start another book, does the subject matter of the book come to you first, and then you research it or do you just jump in and start writing?
Hi Patti---I was a lawyer before. I started writing books when I became a mom. I really wanted a job where I could stay at home and go on field trips and not miss too many moments. I was lucky enough to sell within a reasonable time and I've never looked back.
About research--finding an idea I love enough to spend fourteen months with is the hardest part. It takes me a long time to find an idea and several months to research it before I begin. Thanks!