1. What do you wish men understood about women?
This is a loaded and locked question, but I love it. I think most men get it, but sometimes I get upset with the way women are portrayed. I wish men understood that we need to be a partner and not a possession. There is something incredibly attractive about a men who values the woman in his life. I guess that’s one of the reasons I love to write romance. I get to create that man, and more importantly, the journey he goes through to come to that epiphany.
2. Do you only work on one book at a time?
Usually, yes, but I get distracted easily. When a new shiny idea hits me, I might pause progress on one book to start another.
3. Who is your favorite fictional couple?
This is difficult since there are so many. I’ll go old school here.
4. Favorite TV show? I like funny, heartwarming and dramatic. Currently, my faves include Scandal, The Newsroom, Modern Family, and The Mindi Project.
5. Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?
I wish I could write every day, but life gets in the way. I make a point to set long-term goals like finishing a book by this date, or finishing edits. Usually they are monthly goals.
6. Who was the last person you hugged?
What a sweet question. My daughter - I’m grateful she still likes to be hugged.
7. What are you working on now?
I just finished another multicultural romance with some deep themes. I’m working on a new adult road trip suspense right now.
Variables of Love
by MK Schiller
Meena Kapoor knows what life has in store for her. She's in her senior year at Stanford where she'll graduate summa cum laude, and then she'll begin her interviews...her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she's never questioned that she'll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan's sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn't know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn't hurt that he's charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world.
Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first - to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.
“Goodbye, girl-who-bumps-into-strangers. I only call you that because I don’t know your name.” Yes, and I won’t give it because hearing it said out loud by your deep, sexy voice will make me loose whatever dignity I have left.
I smiled at his description, feeling more myself as each step carried me farther away from his beautiful face, sculpted muscles, and boyish grin.
“See you later, gorgeous-boy-who-picks-up-and-arranges-clumsy-girls’-essays,” I uttered under my breath when I was out of earshot.
Of course, I knew who he was. Ethan Callahan, the boy who sat in the back row of Advanced Statistics. The same boy who made frequent cameos in my daydreams. I hated that he sat in the back of the lecture hall. I only saw him enter and exit the classroom. I wanted to see him enter and exit other things…like me.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I am a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. I have a full time life and two busy teenagers, but in the dark of night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the food that is!
I started imagining stories in my head at a very young age. In fact, I got so good at it that friends asked me to create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their affection as the hero. You've heard of fan fiction... this was friend fiction.
I hope you enjoy my stories and always find The Happily Ever After in every endeavor.
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