Q: What made you want to write a romance with a Coast Guard rescue swimmer as the hero?
A: I saw a documentary on Hurricane Katrina and, amid the scenes of destruction, one thing stood out: the Coast Guard was there, getting it done. As I watched footage of Coast Guard helicopters lowering rescue swimmers onto rooftops to save those trapped within, I thought, “These guys would make awesome romance novel heroes.” Then, when I did more research on rescue swimmers, I became even more impressed, both with them and with the entire United States Coast Guard—a service that is so often overlooked.
Q: What is the toughest part about writing?
A: Facing the blank page. I like editing, I like tinkering, but I hate that blasted blank page. It leaves too much room for doubt to slither in. Whenever I’m unsure of where my story is going, I feel like I’ll never have another idea. That’s it. We had a good run, but it’s over.
Once I make it through that first draft, it’s still not all golden words dripping from my pen. I have good and bad days, but at least I know I can finish a story.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I’m currently writing a sequel to Rescuing Love. So, more contemporary romance fun featuring a Coast Guard rescue swimmer hero paired with a heroine who doesn’t back down from a challenge.
Q: Do you write in genres other than Contemporary Romance?
A: I’m in love with the Romance genre, so everything I write has a strong, romantic core. However, I grew up reading Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, so I’ve got plenty of ideas kicking around for SciFi/Fantasy/Paranormal Romances.
Q: Who do you write for?
A: I write (or try to write) the books I want to read. So, they’re for anyone who enjoys romance books with strong heroines, heroes who like and respect women, spicy love scenes, and a sprinkle of witty banter.
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