Tell us about your book(s)!
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I write Regency set romances and sweet contemporary romances. My stories usually involve a cast of characters, with family being a large part of the mix. I try to include a bit of humor as well.
The fourth book in my Regency series The Clearbrooks is called THE MISCHIEVOUS BRIDE. Milli, the mischievous younger sister in a previous book, finally has her own story. This novel has been a long time coming and should be published by the end of this year.
I always put any late breaking news on my website or Facebook page .
Here’s a peek at THE MISCHIEVOUS BRIDE!
Heiress Miss Millicent Shelby has been in love with Lord Marcus Clearbrook for years, ever since her sister married his brother four years earlier. But being much younger than the handsome lord, she devises a mischievous plan to marry the stubborn man. However, everything turns upside down when a wicked fortune hunter enters the scene, and unless Marcus takes drastic measures, Milli will fall into the enemy's hands...
Though my fans don’t know it yet, I am hoping to write Book 5 of The Clearbrooks. That story will include the duke and his young bride.
I have also written a contemporary romance series called the Colorado Clearbrooks. The characters are based on the descendants of my Regency series.
Future novels may include spinoffs from the Clearbrook family. They would be both historical and contemporary. We’ll see what happens!
Each of my two stand-alone Historicals can lead to a series as well, but I have to admit, I have too many ideas and not enough time to write! But one never knows...
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
For the hero, maybe someone like Ryan Reynolds or Jake Gyllenhaal. Maybe Jennifer Lawrence for the heroine. But I’m sure my readers have their own ideas!
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
Just write. At least try to put words on paper each day. You can always edit. Some days will be better than others...
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
Reviews are subjective. I do read some reviews, and yes, sometimes, nasty comments hurt. Everyone can have an opinion, whether they liked the book or not. But the good reviews make my day.
I write my stories, hoping readers will enjoy a few minutes away from the hectic world. The love, the conflicts, and the growth of my hero and heroine are important elements in my novels, along with the commitment to marriage. If I can put a smile on your face or make you feel good for a little while, I have done my job!
I love to read and know what it means to find a comforting place to sink your mind for a few minutes of the day. It truly brightens my day to hear that I was able to give someone that experience! So, if you have enjoyed my books, please, send in a review or let me know! I love to hear from readers!
How do you relax?
Reading, writing, being with family and friends, watching old movies, listening to music, biking around the lake, praying...oh, eating is good too!
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Here are a few phrases I like: I can! / Seize the day! / Live in the present!
What is your favorite movie?
Lots of favorites. I love old movies and some of the Disney movies. Here are a few...
Pride and Prejudice (BBC version) / Inn of the Sixth Happiness / Mulan / Unconquered / Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison / It Happened One Night
What is the most interesting trip you have ever taken?
Rome. It has to be Rome. (I think I heard that line in some movie!) The culture, the food, the walking, the history, the churches, the landscape, the people, the sounds, the smells ... Rome is wonderful!
White wine or red? Red
Coffee or tea? Both
Cook dinner or order take-out/delivery? Both! Of course, I really don’t mind if someone decides to help clean up after I cook. :) Or better yet, someone else can cook!
Pancakes or eggs? Eggs
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in
Laptop or desktop for writing? Laptop
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