I am a vet tech student and will be graduating from school in May; so excited! I've been writing seriously for about 12 years now. I have four furkids who are my babies.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Reading, watching a movie, listening to music, traveling, taking a walk, spending time with my family and pets.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
I don't have a strict daily routine, but I try to write at least a couple pages a day when I'm writing.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
Usually they just come to me. I don't go scanning news articles for ideas, though that can be a good method.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
It would have to be TWIST OF FATE. I just love stories with reunited lovers.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I got to fly a small plane about 12 years ago – no takeoff or landing, though!
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
Pretty much from my imagination, but I do set my stories in places I've lived or been to.
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
No, I haven't named my muse. Will have to think about that!
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I'd love to try my hand at screenwriting one day, or write a psychological thriller.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dean Koontz, Tami Hoag, Linda Castillo, Rachel Gibson, and lots of others.
11. Who are your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
I love them all, but I think Rick and Devon from TWIST OF FATE are my favorites. They are both very strong and have overcome a lot in their pasts.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
All the rewriting and editing!
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Join a writer's group, preferably an RWA chapter; I have always gotten so much out of networking and going to chapter meetings. Also, critique groups can be very helpful. Just keep on writing and don't let yourself get discouraged!
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now? I've always worked, and have to write in my spare time. I will be a vet tech for my "real job" once I graduate in May of this year.
15. What do you like on a man…..briefs, boxer briefs or boxer shorts or nothing at all?
Hmmm…boxer briefs are sexy, but commando is good, too. ;-)
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
My newest release is TWIST OF FATE, available in e-book format through Sweet Cravings Publishing (www.sweetcravingspublishing.com) , Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Successful Dallas radio talk show host Devon Gallagher has put her traumatic past behind and is now happy in her life and career. Then come the strange phone calls, notes and gifts, including a pair of her own underwear – shredded and packed in black rose petals.
Shaken and desperate, Devon is finally driven to seek help from the one man she thought she'd never see again. Private security expert Rick Bergstrom broke her heart once years ago and Devon vowed to never forget that, but soon she finds the sexy ex-cop dominating her fantasies once more.
Rick thought he had gotten over Devon, yet as soon as he sets eyes on her his feelings come roaring back. Sweet memories haunt him. Although Rick and Devon are determined to put aside their past together, as they work to unmask the stalker they discover an even greater danger: their still-smoldering passion.
Here is an excerpt:
"It's okay. You don't have to explain."
Rick's gentle voice reached into her soul and soothed its raw wounds. "I shouldn't have yelled at him."
"No, you shouldn't have." He stepped closer and stroked her hair. "Like I said the other day, it's probably encouraged him, but we'll deal with it."
A sound halfway between a sigh and a sob escaped her throat. As Rick moved closer she pressed her body against his without a second thought. Slowly he wrapped her in his arms. Oh, she needed his quiet strength almost as much as her next breath.
But then his embrace tightened, his warm breath tickled her cheek. The awareness in her suddenly flared, making her tremble. His body heat burned through her thin towel. Her breasts turned heavy, her nipples became hard points against the muscular plane of his chest. The rigid evidence of his arousal pressed into her belly.
What was she doing? She couldn't get intimate with Rick again. Oh, she wanted to, more than she'd wanted anything in a long time, but it would solve nothing.
"Rick, we can't."
He released her and she stepped back, clutching the towel even tighter around her body. Heat flooded her face.
She heard the frustration lacing his voice. "No, it's not. This stalker knows who you are. Because of me you're in danger."
"Nothing I can't handle."
"I won't put you at any more risk."
He grasped her shoulders with firm yet gentle hands. "I'm not leaving you to face this stalker alone, Devon. End of discussion. Now try to get some rest, okay?" His gaze raked over her, then he turned to leave. "I'll see you in the morning."
Once Rick had stepped out and shut the door, Devon dropped her towel. After some rummaging in a dresser drawer she pulled out her favorite old pink nightshirt, washed and worn so many times the gray kitten design on the front was barely visible. The nightshirt had always served as a security blanket in times of sickness or stress. Tonight sure qualified as one of those. She slipped the soft cotton garment over her head then sank down onto the bed, her skin tingling from Rick's warm breath and the feel of his strong arms around her.
After all this time her body still wanted him. She still wanted him. But that couldn't happen as long as their lives remained so different and this stalker was on the loose.
With a sigh she reached out and switched off the bedside lamp. She had to put aside these feelings for her own peace of mind—and for Rick's safety.
Sweet Cravings: http://store.sweetcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=128
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