I write mostly Historical Romance. Of the eleven books I have out, two of them are contemporary. I am in the middle of a Western Historical series (The Oklahoma Lovers series) with three of the five books published and the fourth one released sometime in the first half of 2014. I also write a Regency series (The Marriage Mart Mayhem series) with the second book in that series coming in March, and the third in October of 2014.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
My most recent book, A Tumble Through Time is a time travel book. I could see Amy Adams playing Bounty Hunter Anna Devlin, who is thrown back to 1870 Kansas, and James Marsden as Marshal Wes Shannon
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
I rarely, if ever, have writers block. I converted from a panster to a plotter several books back, and with all my research, outlining, index cards, diagrams, photos, and binder to keep everything straight, I don’t generally have a point where I don’t know what to say.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
As a rule I never read my reviews. I check my Amazon book pages every once in a while to see what my overall ‘star’ count is. As long as it stays around 4 total, I’m happy. If I were to comment on bad reviews, I would say, ignore them. Unless your book has an overwhelming amount of one star reviews. Otherwise, every author gets bad reviews. I don’t care who you are.
How do you relax?
Read. I read over 250 books a year. Some of them are on the craft of writing, but most of them are fiction. I like to see how other authors put their books together, how they flow, what they do well, what they don’t. I think it really helps my own writing. I usually watch a news show each day, and when Downton Abbey is back, I watch that.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
It’s not a failure until you quit trying.
What is your favorite book?
There is no way I could pick one book as a favorite. In fact, I probably haven’t even read it yet. Seriously, there are so many wonderful books out there, I couldn’t possibly pick just one. Or ten.
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