I write Regency historicals – combining some nineteenth century history, a dash of wit and humor, and a love story in which two people face real issues and learn to be equal partners as well as passionate lovers.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
This question reminds me of a funny post at RT Book Reviews. They thought the heroine on one of my covers looked like Kate Hudson. http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/caught-cover-february-2013
For my recent book The Bride Insists, I might choose Matt Bomer from the TV series White Collar for the hero, Jamie. Anybody else think he’s gorgeous?
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
Give yourself permission to “write bad.” (But not like Breaking Bad!) Just get words onto the page, even if you’re not feeling inspired. You can always make it better in the edit. As best-selling thriller writer Lee Child says, “Don’t get it right. Get it written.”
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to read a book of mine and comment. Of course I prefer it when they love the book! : ) But I know readers have different tastes. So I understand if my work turns out not to be for you.
How do you relax?
Reading, walking, good movies or TV.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
From Galaxy Quest -- Never give up, never surrender!
What is your favorite book?
I can never pick just one. I read and love all kinds of books – mystery, romance, sci fi.
Who is your favorite author?
Again, I can never narrow it down to just one. There are so many good writers. Thankfully!
What is your favorite movie?
If I’m ever feeling a bit down, I watch my DVD of Mamma Mia.
Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
Jane Austen. Because I think she would be a delight to talk to. And I flatter myself that we would have things in common.
Who has been the MOST influential inspiration during your career as Author?
My mother. She was a writer also and encouraged every effort I made in that direction.
What is the most interesting trip you have ever taken?
I spent some weeks in the west of Ireland, a truly magical and romantic landscape.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Umm. Not telling!
White wine or red? White once in a while.
Coffee or tea? Tea, of course!
Cook dinner or order take-out/delivery? I love getting take-out! Most often, I save it for a treat though.
Vanilla or chocolate ice cream? Chocolate, definitely. Are there other flavors?
Pancakes or eggs? Eggs, soft-boiled, in egg cups. : )
Sleep in or get up early? I’m naturally an early riser.
Laptop or desktop for writing? Both. I have a bigger screen on my desktop, which is easier on the eyes, but the laptop is great for traveling.
Thanks for having me on the blog!
To win two of Jane’s books -- The Bride Insists and The Marriage Wager – tell us your favorite romance storyline. Secret baby? Marriage of convenience? Evil fiancée already in place? What types of stories can you not resist?