Q: Why did you decide to write romance novels?
A: Romance novels offer such hope and bring so much fun to life. They highlight one of the best experiences one could ever hope forlove. I've been hooked on them for years, and when I began my first manuscript, it seemed only natural that there would be romance in it.
Q: How has your writing craft developed over the years?
A: I think it has deepened. I've learned to add more layers to the story and emotion to my characters. I also think that my voice has grown and developed to a place where it is more distinct and sassy. The old adage is true: the more you write, the better you will become. So, for me, it's important to write some every day.
Q: If you could be anyone you wanted who would that be?
A: Jane Austen, without a doubt. Why? While it's true she never met Price Charming, she was such a master at her craft. I would love to see what it was like to live in her head for a day. And to live in Regency times would be a dream come trueah, minus the chamber pots :)
Q: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
A. I think, though my writing is not based on my life, I put a lot of my personality and life experiences in it. For example, my current release, Going Topless, is set in Amsterdam. I've lived in Europe twice and have visited Amsterdam a couple of times. Plus the main heroine, Susannah, is a woman closing in on forty, who is seeking new challenges in her life. I am very much at that same place, although my challenges have more to do with my inner self than romantic life.
Q: What was the biggest hurtle you had to overcome in your career?
A: The death of my father. When he died, I suddenly couldn't write fiction anymore. I still wrote non-fiction, but had lost my fiction muse for well over a year. But late in 2006, I regained my inspiration and have been writing ever since.
Q: Do you find your books draw you in and it is hard to let go once you have finished?
A: I feel very drawn in while I'm writing the manuscript, thinking about it constantly. But after I finish, it's almost as if I've read the book and finished it for real. I am ready to move on. I have so many new characters running through my head, that I am ready for my next challenge!
Q: Can you tell us something about you that makes you different?
A: I have traveled all over the world, and lived in both Europe and Asia. I am very interested in the political world and must have been a strategist in another life.
Oh, also, I am a HUGE football fan. Love pro and college and am always home on Sunday afternoons in the fall to watch the games.
Q: Besides writing, what is your favorite thing to do every day?
A: Yoga. Without a doubt. It helps me keep in balance and handle all the everyday hassles we all deal with.
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