This time I thought I'd ask some questions about books and give you my answers. I do hope you'll answer them too.
1. What is your favorite kind of book, fiction or non-fiction? Truly I'll read anything, but I read far more fiction. My biggest problem these days is finding the time to read because I'm writing and promoting all at the same time--and I have a life to live.
2. If you read genre fiction what is your favorite genre and what don't you like? I love mysteries, obviously, since that's what I mostly write. But I do like a good horror now and then, and yes, I read Stephen King, love some of his books and not so fond of others. What I don't like in any book is too much bad language if it isn't needed. The same with sex, I don't need to know how people did it, I have a good imagination.
3. What is the biggest no-no in a book you've read--or will actually make you stop reading that book? For me, if there are just too many glaring errors. I'm pretty forgiving because I find mistakes in my own books. If the story is compelling, I'll keep on reading. But if I can tell the writer really hasn't paid his or her dues--read a lot, learned about writing through books or conferences, and had the book edited--I'm probably not going to continue on.
4. What do you like best in a book? Compelling characters or a really imaginative plot? For me, I like a good combination of both--and that's what I try to achieve in my own books.
Okay, now let me hear from you!