- Genre: erotic romantic suspense
- Date Published: April 8, 2011
- Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
What is your day job?
I’m retired so I spend my days writing…and loving it.
What is your book about (in a few sentences)?
Twenty years ago Dallas Creed and Charley Roper were lovers with their entire future ahead of them. Until they split. Badly. Now he’s a country rock icon who made it to the top, hit bottom but is back at the top of his game. And Charley’s the private security specialist hired to protect him from an unknown killer in stalking mode. Caught up in the bitter wash of memories they begin a roller coaster ride that is suspenseful, emotional and erotic. Now their love must be strong enough to erase the past and bring them back together before the killer strikes again.
Most challenging part of the writing process:
The first part of the book. Always, for me. Getting into it and getting the flow going.
What motivates you to write?
I am an obsessed storyteller and my brain never stops working. I want to share my stories with others. Besides, with so many sad things going on in the world I want to give people happy endings.
Did you experience writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
I still do. But now I work on two or three projects at a time, so when I hit a wall with one I move to another. When I come up blank with all of them I call my daughter and we go hit the local wineries! LOL!
How long did it take you to write this book?
Most of a year, which is really a long time for me. But I wrote it while I worked on other projects and it also went through three critique partners so I did a lot of rewriting.
Why did you decide to self-publish this book?
Not self-pubbed. See above.
What is the biggest misconception about writing a book?
That all you have to do is sit down and the words will flow. And once it’s finished selling is a snap. Definitely not so.
What was your favorite aspect of the writing process for this book?
Developing my characters. I always fall in love with them, even the villains.
What tools/methods have you employed to promote your book?
I spend a lot of time online with various groups and at promotion sites, I have a newsletter, I do selected advertising and I use a promotion firm for the initial blast. I also spend a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter, probably too much, but I love to interact with people.
I’m a writer – if I stop writing, I am nothing. -Wilbur Smith Is this true?
I think so. If I didn’t write I have no idea what I’d do with myself.
Inspiration is the act of drawing up a chair to the writing desk. -Anon How do you feel about this statement?
Not true. By the time you draw up that chair you should already be inspired.