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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  1. What inspired you to write The Basement Quilt?
    I knew how sitting around a quilt frame could reveal personalities and secrets. When I was young, and played under my mother's large quilt frame, I heard all sorts of things!

  2. Do you base your characters on folks you know?
    Mostly no, but there are few I have used under different names.

  3. Is Anne Brown any thing like you?
    For the most part no, but I like her and I feel her pains and joys.

  4. Is there a real town you pattern Colebridge after?
    There is no Colebridge MO, but much is taken from St. Charles, Missouri, where I had three shops on Historic Main Street at one time.

  5. How often do you write?
    Every day, and when I am not writing, I am conspiring! :-)

  6. What is the easiest and hardest part of writing a fiction series?
    Letting the story naturally unfold is quite fun. Sometimes, I surprise myself. The hardest part is letting go of a character or developing one you do not like!

  7. So how did other books follow?
    The characters were created and needed to develop and continue their lives. I fell in love with them!

  8. Who is your favorite author?
    Jane Austen - Pride & Prejudice influenced me a great deal. She will play a role in Colebridge as the Community continues.