The Monday Night Margarita Club will never be the same. When Tracy ventures out for a night on Austin’s famed 6th Street with her sister Marta, she is “roofied” and taken from the club. The man responsible brutally rapes and beats her, leaving her in an alley to be found by the handsome police detective Bryce Taylor. When the other girls find out about Tracy’s tragic evening, they all react differently. While some grieve and some withdraw, Lisa and Jordan band together to wreak havoc on the male population of Austin. Taking opportunities to slip roofies into the drinks of unsuspecting men, their escapades escalate from mischievous to dangerous, leading Jordan to abandon their schemes and pursue Detective Taylor. Will Tracy’s rapist be brought to justice by one of her friends? Will this event tear these best friends apart? This murder-mystery thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Tell us something about yourself.
I am a former Navy yeoman, almost lawyer (one semester short of my law degree) and mother of three boys. I was born in Texas, but have lived all over the country. I currently reside in Michigan with my fiance and three sons.
What inspired you to write this book?
I was living near Austin, TX, when there was an item in the news about several men being roofied by a small group of women. I began to wonder what would motivate a woman to roofie a man and Roofied was born.
How did you choose the title?
I wanted a title that was brief and to the point.
What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?
I really didn’t encounter much difficulty. It was accepted by the first publishing company I approached. The problem was in finding an agent and I still don’t have one.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
I have been writing stories since I was a child. My mother still has stories that I wrote in elementary school that show the beginning of a creative and adventurous mind.
Do you have any writing rituals?
I relax in my bedroom, put my headphones on and listen to One Inch Punch and let the words flow.
How do you come up with the names for your characters?
I try to see the person as their parents would and come up with what I, as their parent, would name them.
Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?
I learned that I can accomplish anything if I want it badly enough.
If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?
Hire an agent.
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?
John Grisham-I like his realism. I like mysteries and detective novels.
My all-time favorite book is Gone with the Wind.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
The sequel to Roofied is almost finished. Roofied leaves you up in the air with its dramatic conclusion. The sequel will answer all the questions you will have when you finish the book.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Never give up! Keep trying and you will succeed. Be true to yourself and don’t let others push you in any direction with which you are not comfortable.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
It isn’t a children’s book, there is adult language and there are adult situations. I have had positive feedback from both male and female readers but women between 20 and 50 seem to be the most enthusiastic!
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?