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Friday, 17 August 2012

Rosemary Indra

A Warm Welcome to Rosemary                     
Ever since her mom gave her a romance book when she was a teenager Rosemary has enjoyed happier-ever-after stories. She has been writing most of her adult life. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and crafts.

She has two grown children and four adorable grandchildren. Her and her husband live in a small town in Oregon.

Everlasting Love

by Rosemary Indra 


When Miranda Cummins borrows a friend’s cabin to finish writing her long overdue book, she’s surprised to find the one-room retreat already occupied by Kevin Mathews. Though she feels a spontaneous attraction for Kevin, Miranda has recently escaped a controlling husband and isn’t ready for a long-term relationship.

Unsatisfied with his occupation, Kevin is at a crossroads. Miranda understands and encourages him to look at the direction his life is going. Fired up by her encouragement, Kevin returns to Forest Ridge to resume his firefighting career.

When Miranda is threatened by her ex-husband, Kevin realizes he will do anything to protect her. Miranda has shown Kevin a new passion for life. Can he fan the flames of passion into an Everlasting Love?

Before treating us to an excerpt, Rosemary Reveals:

From where do you get inspiration and what inspired you to write Everlasting Love?

Inspiration comes to me from a variety of ways; conversations, stories people tell me and things I see or articles I read. These ideas are written in a special notebook for later use.
A couple of ideas inspired me for Everlasting Love. I heard a young man comment that all his friends were married and having babies and he wasn’t going to stay long at the party because he was afraid it was contagious. A country sale inspired the opening scene for this book. I enjoy going to estate and yard sales. The rustic house had a bathtub on the deck and I knew this would be the opening scene of my book.
Who controls the story—you or your characters?
I use to hear other author’s say their characters wrote their books. At the time, I didn’t understand their comment. Now that I’ve written more I appreciate this statement. When I do a detail character outline the story writes itself and the characters are definitely in control. The characters are alive in my head, they talk to me and if I don’t listen they make me listen.
Describe the heroine’s character. How do you relate to her?
Miranda Cummins is a RN who recently divorced her abusive husband. In her spare time she’s a romance writer. Since her divorce she no longer believes in romance or Everlasting Love. I personally have not been through a divorce, I have been married to my husband for 32 years. I relate to Miranda because she writes romance books in her spare time. Her writing is a way to escape her everyday life when work at to hospital becomes to stressful. My writing helps me relax and brings a balance to my life.
What do you like best and least about writing?
For me writing is very similar to reading; it takes me away to different worlds and helps me relax. I have a need to be creative and writing fulfills this need and desire. Writing brings a peaceful balance to my life.
The main thing I don’t like about writing is I don’t allow myself enough time to write. I’ve found when I don’t write regularly I have a tendency to become a little gnarly.
Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? Any tips to overcome it?                                                                                                        
I have a lot of book ideas, however, there are times I get stuck in the middle of a story and unsure how to reach the ending I’d planned. The way I overcome this struggle is I write the ending scene then I write a list of ways to achieve this ending. This list helps me overcome the standstill and move on with the story.
What is the best writing advice you have ever received?
When I first started in Romance Writer’s of America I was looking for a critique partner. Someone suggested I talk to Chris Young who was also a newbie in the local writing group. We met regularly to discuss what we learned at the meeting and critique each other’s work. At the time, we didn’t know what we were doing. We’d take the latest advice we were given and rework our stories again applying this suggestion.
Not only did we learn the basics of writing a book but we also built a lasting friendship.
What can we look forward to from you in the near future?
I’m currently working on a May Day novella. This story is a challenge as there are two fairies helping the couple fall in love.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Since it’s summer most of my free time is spent canning. My family and I do a lot of canning, fruits and vegetables for the coming year. We enjoy the freshness of the final product and the fact we know what goes into the jar.
A new activity I’ve added to my schedule is exercising, which has always been a dirty word to me. Back in March I started walking regularly to relieve some stress. I’ve lost weight and I really enjoy the extra energy I have now. On an average, I walk six days a week and have included muscle toning to my regiment.
What was your favorite book as a child/teen/adult? Are you currently reading anything?
When I was a child I struggled to read so reading was a chore not a pleasure. I liked to read biographies about famous people; it was interesting to see how they shaped their own lives. After I graduated from high school my mother gave me a romance book she thought I would enjoy. A lot of people make fun of the old Harlequin books but I learned the joy of reading from them. Now I love to read historical books. Two of my favorite authors are Jodi Thomas’ Westerns and Lisa Kleypas Hathaway series. Currently, I’m focusing on the novella I’m writing so I’m trying not to read.
What is your culinary specialty?
I enjoy baking cookies and bread. I don’t have a bread machine as I love to feel the dough and the kneading process is a great way to relieve frustration.
I have a favorite dish to make called “hay stacks” which is made with chicken and cream of chicken soup.  My family loves it but when I’ve served it to new friends they never come back to visit again. So it’s become a family joke. If anyone would like the recipe I will send it to you.
And now A Taste of Rosemary:
In a small town he had to be cautious. Driving too close to his intended victim would be obvious. He’d lagged back allowing more distance between his car and the one in front of him. When several vehicles exited the highway, he hung back even farther. His prey was no longer insight but he knew the Chevy was still there. He gripped the steering wheel tighter and tried to be patient.

As the city gave way to the mountainous forest, he saw his opportunity; pressing on the accelerator he started to close the space between them. Now, in this isolated wildness, he needed to move in for the kill.

No one would find a body or the missing vehicle for some time. This was the perfect set up. No witnesses. No surveillance cameras. For once and all, he could loosen the chain around his neck and live a carefree life again.

He sped up and still no sign of the other tail lights. The driver must have turned off to another road. He’d passed countless side roads since entering the highway. Finding which road the other vehicle used would be impossible.

He wiped his hand across the back of his neck. Pulling over to the side of the road, gravel crunched beneath his tires. He pounded his fist on the steering wheel. He’d quit his search for now. He’d find his victim another time. Then he’d free himself from his burden.

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 Many thanks for regaling us today, Rosemary.         Pleasure to meet you!
Rosemary will be awarding a signed cover flat to a commenter at every stop and a $20 Starbuck's GC and their name in her next book to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


  1. Welcome, Rosemary! Love the way you describe your inspiration for Everlasting Love.

  2. Megan Johns, Good morning. Thank you for inviting me here today.

  3. I'm off to work I'll stop by later today.

  4. I am really enjoying your tour. I loved the excerpt above. Sounds very suspense filled.

    1. MomJane, Hi. I'm glad you're enjoying the tour. This has been a lot of fun for me.
      Hope you have a good weekend.

  5. Congratulations. Hoping the next series of books are just as steamy.

    1. C. L. Kraemer--Thank you for stopping by. New ideas are starting to emerage for the next series and I can't wait to get started.
      Hope you have a cool weekend.

  6. Hi, Rosemary! Love that romance books let you discover the joy of reading. They have brought much enjoyment into my life also. :)

  7. Genene,
    Hi. I love to read now and always carry a book with me. Hope you have a good weekend.

  8. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Miranda and Kevin.


  9. I am always looking for new authors to read and this book sounds really good. Enjoyed reading the comments.

  10. Joanne & Joye, Thanks for stopping by and following by tour.