Inspirations come from everywhere. It might be something so simple as a headline in the newspaper or a picture in a magazine. for Double the Trouble, it came from a cemetry. I have a thing for cemetries and when we visited this particular one, which was tucked back off the road in the center of twinsburg, an idea hit as I walked around. On the drive home, it started to take shape and by the tiem i got home, it developed enough to start jotting down ideas.
2. Who controls the story - you or your characters?
My characters always control the story right down to their names.
3. What do you enjoy about writing romance?
I'm a romantic and love happy endings.
4. What do you like best and least about writing?
I love making up worlds and characters and then listening to them. I love the way the story takes shape and surprises even me.
I dislike having to promote books. It takes so much time away from my writing.
5. Do you have a writing routine?
Not really. I write when the muse hits me, often late into the night. I hate when we're visiting or doing something I can't stop and the muse hits. I learned a long time ago to jot it down or I'd forget. I've lost whole conversations betwen characters because I didn't feel like getting out of bed. Now, I know better and no matter how tired, I get up.
6. What can we look forward to from you in the hear future?
I have several more books coming out with MuseItUp Publishing: link
A Second Chance - June, May I Have This Dance - July, Connections of the Minds - September, And We All Fall Down - December, then Elusive Mission and Geriatric Rebel .
7. How do you like to spend your free time?
Did someone say free time? LOL Actually, besides spending time with my family, I love quilting and embroidering, especially combining the two. I made baby quilts for each of my grandchildren's first child. So far, I've given one of them. Since the youngest grandchild is only 6 months old, it'll be a while before he gets his.
8. What was your favourite book as a child/teen/adult? Are you currently reading anything?
I love Nora Roberts, Mary Higgins Clark, Lisa Scottoline and a slew of others. I'm currently reading Nora Robert's wedding series.
Snap! I'm currently reading Happy Ever After
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And come back tomorrow for a preview of Double the Trouble
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