Saturday, 14 December 2013

Welcome my friend and Western romance writer, Caroline Clemmons...

Happy Day! SO glad you to have you here today, Caroline - it has been far too long since we had a natter and catch up :) Really looking forward to finding out what you've been up to and working on - let's get started...

1.    What do you wish men understood about women?

I wish they understood that our need for time with other women doesn’t mean diminish our love or enjoyment of our man. I love my husband, but sometimes I need to just chatter and be silly with other women.

2.    Do you only work on one book at a time?

Ideas are always swirling in my cluttered mind. However, I only write one book at a time. I might make notes if something comes to me for another story, but that’s all. I find I write best when I immerse myself in the book I’m writing.  

3.    Who is your favorite fictional couple?

That’s a hard question, because I’ve loved and saved so many books. One of my favorite couples is from Loretta Chase’s LORD PERFECT. Bathsheba Wingate (related to the Dreadful DeLuceys) and Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne (heir to the Earl of Hargate) make a fun couple. Ms Chase’s descriptions of their first meeting are priceless. I admire Loretta Chase’s writing and wish I could write as well.

4.    Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi

5.    Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?

I write every day, but I don’t set goals per se. I sometimes divide the WIP into pages per week and work from that. As a self-published author, my deadlines are self-imposed. I love that freedom, but it’s easy, then, to goof off. I simply can’t allow myself to lollygag or I won’t make any royalties. ☺Over the summer we moved from a rural area to an urban one, plus I had foot surgery then injured the “good” foot. Those distractions played havoc with my writing. Now I’m back on track, and I’m excited about my WIP.

6.  What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?

I prefer Facebook because it’s more personal. Supposedly, Twitter is best for promotion, but I don’t understand how. Still, I’m active on Twitter and have a lot of followers. How many of them read romance? I have no idea. Facebook is addictive, so I have to limit my time there.

7.    What are you working on now?

The fourth book in my Kincaid series, a western historical romance titled GABE KINCAID. It’s set in 1888 Texas. All my full-length novels are set in Texas, and all but one of my novellas are set here. In this one, Gabe Kincaid is an attorney who hates lies with good reasons. Katie Worthington is on the run from the men who killed her grandfather and has sought the anonymity of appearing as a costumed carnival fortune teller. When a brawl breaks out at her tent and she’s arrested, Gabe is appointed to defend her. She can spin yarns faster than listeners can sort them. It’s a fun book so far because of the interaction between mysterious, fun Katie and businesslike Gabe.

8.    Tell us about your latest release and where we can find it

Thank you for asking! THE MOST UNSUITABLE COURTSHIP is book three of the Kincaid series. It’s available in print and e-book. Here’s the blurb:

Storm Kincaid wants justice; Rena Dmitriev wants vengeance.

When Storm’s best friend and the friend’s wife are murdered, Storm secures a temporary appointment as Federal Marshal so he can capture the killers. He follows them to twenty one year old Rena’s home, which is in flames when he arrives. She has survived by following her elderly husband’s strict instructions and watched in hiding while the men murdered him.  Storm intends to take her to the nearest town where she will be safe. She can identify the men who killed the person who had been her husband in name only and like a grandfather to her, and she vows to kill at least one of them. Whether or not Storm allows her to accompany him, she assures him she will go after the murderers.  She is the only person alive who can identify the evil foursome whose policy has been to leave no witnesses. Storm agrees to take her with him. She’ll be safer with him to protect her than she would riding alone.

As a powerful and passionate love blossoms, they unite to rescue three orphaned children, fight the elements, and encounter the killers. Will their love be enough to protect them?

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Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. Her most recent novel, THE MOST UNSUITABLE COURTSHIP, is a poignant tale of tender redemption. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.
Caroline is a member of Romance Writers of America, Dallas Area Romance Authors, Yellow Rose Romance Writers, and Hearts Through History Romance Writers. Her latest publications include the acclaimed historical Men of Stone Mountain series: BRAZOS BRIDE, HIGH STAKES BRIDE, and BLUEBONNET BRIDE.

Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, painting, and getting together with friends.  Find her on her blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

Rachel, thank you for having me as your guest!

 Caroline is waiting to chat…questions? Comments??

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