This is the worst question EVER for me because I can honestly say I have no clue where the ideas for my books come from most of the time. I treat writing like a full-time job so I tend to sit my backside in the chair, write and see what happens.
Having said that, I knew I wanted to write a series set in a town and have it be romantic suspense. The setting came first, then Cat, my heroine. I wanted a reunion story for her so I made Templeton Cove her childhood holiday destination and the rest came together!
• What genre does your book fall under?
It's a cat and mouse chase that brings two past friends together to solve the murder of a third friend. Jay is listed as a suspect. It's all very exciting...and sexy, I hope ;)
• What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Ahh, I like this question because I start all my books with a visual for my hero and heroine. Nothing kick starts ideas for me better than a picture of a setting, hero and heroine. Then the 'what if' game begins! The actors I used for Cat and Jay were:
Cat - "Under Suspicion" actress Kelly Reilly
Jay - US TV actor, Greg Vaughan (I know you're leaving to Google him now, lol!)
• What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Oh, my lord!! One sentence?
Well, Harlequin have given the tagline as : Old friends, New Secrets
For a sentence...how about: Reunited to find a killer and each other.
Hmm...well, we'll leave it at that!
• Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
• How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
• What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It's romantic suspense with a real sense of family too so rather than compare, I would say I am influenced by my hero Nora Roberts, followed by a dash of Robyn Carr and a sprinkle of Tami Hoag.
I'm excited and scared at the same time!
To see what some of my writer friends are doing, I’m going to tag.