Q: Have you always wanted to write?
A: I’ve wanted to be a published author since reading my first Harlequin Romance at age 11. Before that, I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Even though the seeds of my writing dream sprouted early, I didn’t actually start writing for publication until I was about thirty years old.
Q: How do you come up with your ideas?
A: It depends on the story. My idea for Her One-Night Prince came to me when I was debating whether or not to attend one of my class reunions. I’d gained a little weight since high school, and was never in the popular crowd in the first place. I didn’t want to go unless I looked fabulous and had an “exciting” career (I was a stay-at-home mom). Kind of pathetic, eh? Anyway, Lydia’s character came to me then. It just took me a few years to write her story.
Q: Do you have a certain food you need to eat while you’re writing?
A: I almost always have a cup of steaming hot coffee on hand. I would love to eat Cheetos while I write, but the orange crumbs would get all over my keyboard. I also use food to reward/bribe myself. For instance, while writing a first draft (which can be SO hard), I’ll say, “You can have one Lindor ball…AFTER you write 1000 words.” Then I usually have two.
Q: Speaking of food, your bio mentions you love chocolate. What’s your favorite candy bar?
A: Do I have to name just one? LOL. I guess it depends. Right now I’m on a Almond Joy kick.
Q: Your bio also says you’re a personal trainer as well as a writer. Don’t you guys eat super healthy food all the time?
A: I eat clean 80% of the time. That leaves 20% for things like candy bars and Cheetos. Remember, too, I work out 6x/week for at least an hour. That amount covers a multitude of diet sins.
Q: Are you ever going to write a fitness book?
A: Never say never.
Q: What’s your favorite romantic movie?
A: Several come to mind. The Sound of Music is my all-time favorite movie. I could watch it over and over and over, and never tire of it. Other romances I love are Working Girl, When Harry Met Sally, She’s Just Not That Into You, and Emma. I have eclectic taste.
Q: If you could have a celebrity as a cover model on your next book, who would it be?
A: A bare-chested Bradley Cooper would be quite yummy.
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