1) When and why did you decide you wanted to be a published author?
Well, the start of my adventure was reading LyVyrle Spencer’s VOWS during college. I then became so addicted to the genre, that I read thousands over the next couple of years. No kidding. And when I decided to write a novel, romance was where I wanted to be.
Wow. My editor with Kensington was a pretty tough cookie. (Ann LaFarge). And she taught me how to tailor a more romantic hero and to have the couple meet earlier in the book. Elements of pacing, I guess you’d say.
I have a four-year-old and a full-time job in marketing/graphic design, so busy. I fit writing in where I can. It certainly takes a lot of time. And devotion. But I love the genre.
6) Who would you cast to play your hero & heroine in a movie?
I tend to plan a bit. I have scenes that I structure (loosely) and they are in order. But it’s not much of the book (5% maybe) and I think the book and characters come as you write. At least they do for me. And there are things that happen that you seriously never expect to happen. It’s amazing!
Getting the call from an editor in NYC was the first big surprise. J And, then, the surprise was readers contacting me and telling me they loved the characters. And the setting! Big surprise there, as it’s not my strength. But, somehow, in the Tides book, I think I got it.
Ha-ha. I used to try this dedicated writing space. Stephen King says you have to be able to write anywhere. And now, with my handy dandy Mac Air, I do! Starbucks isn’t bad.
She is his greatest temptation.
He is her forbidden desire.
A battle of wills leads to love.
Spirited Savannah Conner is passionately committed to stamping out social injustice. Yet when she arrives in the seaside town of Pilot Isle, North Carolina, ready to take up a new cause, she quickly finds herself on the outs with the town constable. Zachariah Garrett is the most arrogant, infuriating, maddeningly attractive man it’s ever been her misfortune to meet. And suddenly, Savannah is fighting a whole new battle – this one against her own yearning for a man who is impossible to resist.
Ever since his wife’s death two years ago, Zachariah Garrett has dedicated his life to keeping the peace. So when he sees the pretty newcomer atop a wobbly wooden crate stirring up the crowd, he doesn’t hesitate to haul her off to jail. But Savannah Connor isn’t any ordinary law-breaker. She’s a beguiling beauty with the power to awaken emotions he thought he’s never feel again, and the tenderness to help him forget his fears…and risk his heart once more.
Will he be able to return and win her heart?
Elle Beaumont has learned life's lessons the hard way--by foolishly exposing her youthful heart to love, only to have it broken when her true love fled Pilot Island, North Carolina. Now Noah Garrett is back, rekindling dreams she'd given up for lost, and turning her world upside down. Elle's girlish yearning for him has become something more powerful than she'd ever imagined.
AN HONORABLE MAN
A man dedicated to science and rational judgment, Noah rejects all notions of romance...until the girl who used to cling to him like a shadow begins haunting his every thought. But even as he struggles to resist Elle's sensuous beauty and the wildfire attraction erupting between them, Noah cannot deny that their passion is as irresistible and endless as the tides of love.