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He’s the best man and I’m the maid of honor at our best friends’ wedding. They both warned us off each other. Together, we’re dynamite. How long till we get burned?
All my life, I thought I was the wild one, but little did I know someday I would meet my match. His name, Tucker Philips. Fun fact, he’s Chicago’s number one womanizer. And as of recently, my kryptonite.
The first time I laid eyes on him was at our best friends’ bachelor/bachelorette party. Minutes after I swore I was done with men. FOREVER.
Yes, I wanted nothing to do with the one species who manipulated and broke my heart multiple times in the past anymore. Been there. Done that.
Until he happened. And wreaked havoc all my plans.
No matter how cocky as hell he is or handsome and devilish he looks in his tailor suits, I won’t listen to my traitorous heart. I know his type. And it spells “trouble” in big bold letters.
Between us, Tucker Philips isn’t the only wild one, and I can hold my own.
I’m about to show him I won’t fall for his ways, because I master the game too.
If he wants a chance, he’ll have to play by my rules too.
Can Tucker follow up with me, or will he declare game over before our relationship has even started?
Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories
USA Today and international bestselling author Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who gives life to strong characters who'll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness. She loves her characters to be relatable and realistic.
Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex all at the same time.
In her spare time, when she's not writing or reading, she likes to go on road trips—her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.
She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.
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Wild and Country, an inspirational slow burn romance, in the Carter Hills Band romance series. All titles in the series are standalone novels that can be read in any order. For a better experience, read in the suggested order.
Wild and Country is an emotional rollercoaster that will transport you on a journey that will stick with you well after you read “The End,” and is filled with hot steamy chemistry, addictive wild personalities, and the perfect amount of sass, angst, and romance.
Other books in the Carter Hills Band series:
Pink and Country (A Grumpy-Sunshine Romance)
Princess and Country (A Brother’s Best Friend Romance)
Whiskey and Country (A Strangers-to-Lovers Romance)
Hope and Country (A Second Chances Romance)
Stars and Country (A Vacation Romance)
Wild and Country (A Maid of Honor – Best Man Romance)
Legend and Country (A Single Dad, Age Gap Romance)
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1. Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about?
a. What appealed to you about it?
I love writing emotional stories people can relate to. Regular people’s struggles that make the characters so much more real and alive that you forget they are fictional.
b. Why do you think it is different and your approach is unique?
I include sensitive topics in my books not all authors are confident writing about. And when I do, I don’t just mention them, I put the characters through the grinder. With each book, I have readers writing to me who went through depression or abuse, or any other life struggle, who thanked me for not shying from real life issues, and that they recognized themselves through my characters.
2. How long do you think about a topic before deciding to write about it?
When I write, I don’t really plan my stories. I just get in the zone, write, and see where the characters will bring me. I’m not much of a planner. And even if I try to, the characters and story never brings me where I thought it would.
a. Do you have a set of notes or a note book where you write down topics that appeal before making a decision as to which topic this time?
No. I don’t. Sometimes I write later chapters because I can’t wait to get there, and most often than not, once I get there, I have to rework it because it’s not fitting anymore.
3. How long does it take to research a topic before you write?
It all depends. Since I don’t plan my stories, I have to write it and then research the topics that will appear through the writing. Once I know what my characters will go through, I write it and leave blank spaces I’ll fill afterwards, once I’ve researched the subject completely. Then I’ll get professionals or people who went through similar situations and asked them their inputs so I get it as realistic as possible. I went through a lot of hard times myself, and I believe most of my storylines are taken from the experiences (positive and negative) I have accumulated through my own journey.
a. And for this book?
This book is no different than any other sensitive topic I’ve written about previously. I had a qualified professional go through Addison’s struggles before I sent them to edit.
4. What resources do you use? In general and for the last book that you wrote?
I don’t have specific resources I use. It all depends of what’s needed for every topic. I’ll adapt because writing about depression and abuse isn’t the same.
5. If you need specialist knowledge to write a book, how do you obtain it? For instance, do you interview people? Go to the location? Use Google Earth? Apps?
Again, it all depends. Every book is different. Every storyline is different. And all struggles my characters go through are different. I’ll adapt to what’s needed.
6. Would you recommend self-publishing and building an audience before approaching a publisher? If so, what benefits do you see that it might have for the aspiring novelist?
This is a hard one. I’m a firm believer in doing things my own way. But again, I also love professional inputs on my work. Building an audience is required, but it’s hard to do when you have no published work out there. I think a lot have to do with each author’s level of comfort and whether you want to be in charge of all steps or you prefer to outsource most of them.
7. Does writing provide sufficient income to live on? And how long did it take before this happened?
Again, there’s no black and white answer here. one book can perform very well and another not at all. It depends where you published, the number of books you’ve published, if you enter exclusive programs like KU or not.
In our era, authors are dependent of social media and algorithms, so a lot is out of our control.
A lot of authors write for fun, because they love it. Many make a living out of it. It all depends what are your aspiration. And how well your work is received too.
But like in any career, it takes time to build a solid foundation.
8. What do you read when you are ill in bed?
Light romance books I don’t have to think too much about but that’ll make me smile.
9. What is your favourite genre?
Nowadays, romance. It used to be thrillers. Now I prefer love to killers. I’m in love with love.
10. Have you ever tried to imitate another author’s style? And if so, why?
No. Never. When I write I get in my own bubble and forget all about the world around me. I’m proud of my own voice, why would I want to imitate someone’s else?
11. What have you done with the things you wrote when in school?
Nothing. They’re somewhere in my computer (I think). It took me a long time to realize I should give it a real shot.
12. Do you have any pets?
a. If so, what are they?
Cat: Lily Dog: Sofie
b. Do they help you write? Eg our cats like to sit on my desk/computer and play with my mouse.
They’re always around. Sitting on me, on my keyboard, under a blanket. They’re my best co-authors even if they don’t provide feedbacks.
c. What is the funniest thing they have done while you are writing?
Snoring so loud I couldn’t focus or fell asleep on my right hand so I couldn’t type.
13. Which of your books / series are you most proud of?
Pink and Country because it’s the first novel I published.
Princess and Country because I wrote it in 3 days (I couldn’t stop) and is still wrecking me emotionally every time I read it.
All my books are special to me. They’re like babies. I can’t choose a favorite one.
14. What, in your life, are you most proud of doing?
My family. I have 4 kids and they’re super smart and independent human beings. I’m proud of them.
15. Do you have an unusual hobby?
I like to refurbish old furniture
a. Is it related to the books you write? Or is it for relaxation?
16. Which is your favourite place to visit? Do you incorporate it into your books?
Nashville Tennessee. Yes, it’s in most of my books. I just feel at home there.
And the mountains. There’s a special energy about living in the mountains and it’s a place that brings me peace.
17. If you could choose to live in another country/town - which would you choose? And why?
New Zealand. It just a perfect fit. I love everything about that country.
a. Would you like to add something that is important to your writing? Why is it important? Does it have an emotional impact?
I love to write about raw emotions and real-life struggles. Life isn’t just rainbows and unicorns. It’s also rain and storms.
18. Do you people watch to find characters for your books? How do you do this?
No. They come to me. I don’t search for them, they find me.
a. Or do you add some traits from your family and friends into your characters?
If I do, it’s not intentional.
19. What music - if any - do you think inspires you to write? Is it different for each novel or the same?
Country music and anything Taylor Swift. I also love indie music.
20. Do you write at home or away from home? If at home, what does your space look like? Are you a tidy person?
I write about anywhere. Most times it’s from home but I also write in the car, libraries, or coffee shops. Once, I wrote 60K word on a beach on my phone.
a. If away from home - where and why?
My last book, I wrote in in two countries, many provinces and states, at home, away from home, on the road.
21. Do you keep a timeline and character traits pinned up on your wall? On post-its?
a. If not how do you remember important items about your characters like height, weight, colouring, likes and dislikes etc?
I have a file where I put all the info. I always refer to it because I hate when things aren’t accurate from one book to the other.
22. How many books did you write during Covid19/Lockdown?
Too many. I still have a dozen that need to be edited, but I lack time.
23. What about turning your best seller into a film or TV series – would you want to write the script or be on the production team?
a. Why? / Why not?
Absolutely. It’s a dream of time to see my work on a big screen or a TV.
24. Is it easy to write humour?
When it fits a character’s personality, yes. It you try to force it, then the answer is no.
This is an interesting ghost story.
According to this book and also local lore, Charleston, especially Down Town, was a town with many ghosts. And Tipsy, our heroine, not only sees and converses with ghosts, but also speaks with the spirit of her departed Grandmother in her head, all the time. And no, she doesn’t have any mental issues, although truthfully, sometimes people in her situation, are thought to be either hallucinating or having mental breakdowns.
Tipsy, however, comes from a long line of women who can converse with ghosts, including her grandmother, who brought her up.
Ghosts come in many varieties it seems. Some that are tied to a particular venue and have no physical power, and others, like Henry who lives with Tipsy and is her firm friend, can not only affect physical objects, but can also, for short periods of time, move from one location to another.
Tipsy is an artists working part-time at her friend’s gallery and also, occasionally, acting as a ghost whisperer - helping them to move on to the next place. Not exorcism, but rather a way of working out their issues for remaining as a ghost and getting them to address them. Henry sometimes helps her with them.
And this is where the storyline really begins.
Tipsy is asked, for a large sum of money to help a young girl and to rid a house of a malevolent ghost. In the course of undertaking this commission she discovers a second ghost at the house, and a linked ghost at another house. The closed circle of up town Charleston and their interactions in their social life and marriages etc from the previous centuries have a strong influence in this linkage.
It is worth mentioning that at times there is some strong behaviour from the ghosts that can be a little scary but over the story a lot of past misdeeds are addressed and mysteries solved - for the ghosts.
Now, you may wonder where the Title of the book comes from. A Palmetto Rose is a fake flower create from sweetgrass and woven by the Gullah-Geechee people, who also make woven baskets from sweetgrass. No-one outside their community knows how to make them. They are not integral to the story but pop up every now and then as gifts etc.
The Gullah Geechee people are the descendants of West and Central Africans who were brought as slaves to North and South Carolina, Florida and Georgia to work on the plantations of rice, cotton and indigo. Sweetgrass is an aromatic herb native to North America and considered sacred by many indigenous peoples. Usually known as Hierochloe odorata the smoke from a small bunch is often used as a smudge for healing and meditation purposes. The scent is like vanilla in essence.
What did I think of this book?
This was my first story I had read by Stephanie Alexander but it is part of a series about Tipsy Collins and her ghost interactions. This being the 3rd in the series. However, I did not find that I had needed to read the previous 2 books as enough was explained that I could make sense of the previous occurrences in Tipsy’s life. Book 4 is planned to be the ending of the series and is, according to the author's blurb in the book, intended to have more of Henry’s story in it.
Clairvoyant single mom Tipsy Collins spent the last year focused on her kids and her artistic endeavors. No dating. No fighting with her irascible ex-husband. No ghostly shenanigans. Life is drama free, but it feels stagnant, personally and professionally.
Enter a new supernatural mystery and a new beau, both replete with potential complications. After her teenage daughter ends up in the psychiatric ward, domineering retired executive Jillian Yates hires Tipsy to rid her historic Charleston mansion of spirits. The Victorian ghost-in-residence, Thomas Bonneau, is a charmer, but Tipsy senses something hiding behind his unusual amiability. In the meantime, her unexpected romance with psychiatrist Scott Brandt—her ex-in-law—stokes her former husband's wrath.
Tipsy struggles to trust her heart, and friends and loved ones—living and dead—offer support as old insecurities threaten to keep her moribund. In order to truly blossom, Tipsy must conquer her fear of life's thorns.
# Gullah Geechee
Real women's stories, magically told.
Stephanie Alexander writes enchanting, fantastical stories for thoughtful, modern women. Her best-selling fantasy trilogy, the Cracked Slipper Series, is a fractured fairy tale set in a world of magic and wonder, but with a surprisingly relatable heroine. Her upcoming novel, Charleston Green, is another exploration of women's everyday trials and tribulations, with a hefty dose of southern charm and supernatural intrigue.
Stephanie has always been a fantasy nerd at heart. She grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, the oldest of three children. Drawing, writing stories, and harassing her parents for a pony consumed much of her childhood. After graduating from high school in 1995 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. She returned to Washington, DC, where she followed a long-time fascination with sociopolitical structures and women’s issues to a Master of Arts in Sociology from the American University. After ten years in DC, she returned to Charleston with her family. She graduated with honors from the Charleston School of Law, and currently practices family law in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Stephanie and her husband live on Daniel Island in Brady Bunch bliss with her three kids, his two kids, and their miniature dachshund, Trinket. She loves talking with book clubs, so feel free to contact her about book club events!
At times this book reads like a what not to do if you want to trace your family, but luckily, as it is a Sue Moorcroft story, everything ends up well. Through various trials and tribulations, including a family traitor wo was all about the money; some misleading - for more money of course – statements and nearly a contract; and a family at odds with other about what the future should hold and what role or career each should undertake.
So, to go back to the beginning. We have a young woman named Zia. And yes, she knows that in Italian it means Aunt, but her mother did it deliberately – which the story explains.
Zia has always wondered about her mother and why she moved so often, yes it was her job in flipping houses, but still, she seemed to move towns too often. And also, she stayed away from her own mother a lot and Zia didn’t see her much, until her mother died, and her grandmother then brought her up. After her grandmother died, Zia cleared out her house and sold it to buy a wonderful flat on Brighton’s seafront. Believe me, an expensive place to live. And quite fun too. Brighton is a lively eclectic town, although the Lanes are now taken over by designers rather than the ‘hippie’ boutiques of yesteryear.
In clearing it out she found a suitcase and in due course she opened it to find and read a bunch of letters which set her off on a journey to Southern Italy, Umbria and a vineyard.
And this is then where most of the story is set. Within the vineyard and the family that owned it and the small town at the bottom of the hill. We meet a variety of characters, well described such that we can almost see them and hear them – in fractured English – and a sun-drenched landscape and the heat of mid-summer in Italy.
I enjoyed the storyline and found it had a nice element of mystery in it as we discovered more about the characters and more about Zia’s actual family bloodline.
A warm, sun-baked terrace.
The rustle of verdant green vines.
The sun slowly dipping behind the Umbrian mountains.
And the chink of wine glasses as the first cork of the evening is popped…
Welcome to Italy. A place that holds the answer to Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers’ many questions. Not least, how she ended up with such a mouthful of a name.
When Zia discovers that her mother wasn’t who she thought she was, she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.
However, as she delves into the secrets of her past, she doesn’t bargain on having to think about her future too. But with local vineyard owner, Piero, living next door, Zia knows she has a serious distraction who may prove difficult to ignore…
This summer, join Zia as she sets out to uncover her past. But can she find the future she’s always dreamed of along the way?
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Sue Moorcroft is an award-winning Sunday Times and internationally published author of emotionally compelling, feel-good, page-turning fiction who has reached #1 on Amazon Kindle UK and Top 100 Amazon Kindle US.
Her novels, short stories, serials, courses and columns have appeared around the world. An army child, Sue was born in Germany and then lived in Cyprus, Malta and the UK
The #1 bestseller is back with an uplifting, escapist read that will brighten the gloomiest day!
‘I was awake until 3.15am reading… Sizzling and heartwarming. I loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘HOLY COW! If you want a one-way ticket to Italy without ever leaving your couch, then this is the book for you… I could not get enough.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolute escapist joy… I felt completely transported to Italy.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wonderful Italian escape!! Feel good brilliant read! Loved this book!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Published by #Avon (13 May 2021)
ISBN-13 : 978-0008393021
#Travel and Tourism
Why on earth would she want to kiss him when he vexed her so?
Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that they are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that it is animosity, not attraction, that fuels their barbed exchanges. Anyway, Diana loves her freedom too much to give it up for marriage, and Giles is happily wedded to his bachelor lifestyle.
After Giles’ curmudgeonly father, the Duke of Harpenden, unexpectedly turns up his toes, it’s only a matter of time before the circumstances of his only son’s birth are revealed. With the threat of blackmail hanging over him, Giles must uncover the truth, or he and all those who depend on him will be ruined.
As Giles and Diana dive into his family’s past, the attraction that they insisted wasn’t there proves impossible to ignore. It seems that the future of the Sinclair estate isn’t the only thing on the line… .
Author Bio – When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Twenty-five books and three Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominations later, and it still takes her forever to fall asleep.
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This book was lively and ended up with a very funny (not) house-party – all the guests arriving were not expected and were self-invited, and there were not enough bedrooms in the house for them, let alone food. Xmas you know…
Here we have a wicked Uncle and unusually he belongs to the hero – and the Uncle has a son – both of whom could, so our Hero believes, challenge his right to be a Duke. Not that he really wanted to be one (a Duke’s Heir) in the first place, but as he had been acknowledged as one, before his rather nasty father died and just before the father re-married too, he didn’t have much choice.
I loved the idea of all the male sons having names beginning with a G; and that Giles spent a lot of his time trying to make his father explode with anger over his exploits and spendthrift ways. He was determined to be labelled a Rogue, especially by Diana – our intrepid heroine, who had a secret life as a journalist – and not just of gossip columns it turns out – a rather dangerous secret life it would seem and Giles didn’t like it, even if his rather unusual butler did (when he found out).
And please don’t forget Dahlia when you read the story – she turns out to have a secret life too… and not to be quite such a ninny as she appears.
Virginia Heath is a new author to me, and if this book is a good example of her writing style and content, then I will want to read more of her books. Although I must say, if anyone reads any mystery stories, the Wales clue is obvious.
The prince is shocked when he unexpectedly meets the beautiful midwife again, but he’s yet to find out the biggest surprise of all… Find out what happens in this captivating royal romance by Juliette Hyland.
A passionate encounter…
…with royal consequences!
Meeting midwife Calla on his flight home makes Dr. Kostas’s lon
Juliette Hyland believes in caffeine, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio, USA, with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette can be found spending time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.
Scandal and slayings among Regency London’s elite . . .
Refusing to stand by while the wealthy men of London prey on their powerless scullery maids and other young women, Miss Emmeline St. Germaine has made it her mission to rescue the victims and threaten the men at dagger-point to cease their depravities. But mere hours after she pays just such a visit to a prominent knight, he’s found murdered and all of London is aghast.
Did the man—or woman—who murdered the knight know of her visit? Facing scandal and the ruination of her family, Emmeline must solve the crime before she and her work are exposed. But there are powerful forces at work to silence her—or worse, lead her to the hangman’s noose for a crime she did not commit .
“[An] outstanding series launch. . . . Hamilton expertly balances the page-turning detection with the story of a hypocritical society where women, whether they are scullery maids or orphans, rarely get to make their own decisions.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hamilton’s novel will appeal to fans of Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Pitt mysteries.” —Booklist
“A simply riveting and compulsive page-turner of a read from cover to cover. A deftly scripted mystery with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster.” —Midwest Book Review
About the Author:
Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. Victoria is the bestselling author of four mystery series, the Lady Anne Addison Mysteries, the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, and the Merry Muffin Mysteries, and A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder. Visit her website at victoriahamiltonmysteries.com.
30 Sep 2022
# Beyond the Page
ASIN : B0B9YQQNVM
This book started so well, with promise of a rich storyline full of details and dismay at the predations that this, and other eras, visited upon children. There was so much that could have been discussed from female education - bible study and general ability to read and write being all that a girl needed; chimney cl
This book was a joy to read as the author clearly knows, or had researched, the various forms of wild-life you might find on one of Charleston’s Sea Islands – the Coastal barrier islands from the deltas of the 2 rivers that exit nearby.
We learnt about biology and alligators and how long it takes them to eat and how often; and not-lizards (anoles) and that they hibernate, and there is even a sub species that is native to the area called Anolis-carolensis, which is green, lives in trees and is an iguana lizard (yes I can research too); and the bald eagles; and mullets – yes there is a theory that the less oxygen in the water the more the mullet jump.
That said, it is not an area I would like to live, too muggy, boggy, and too many mosquitoes (I’m allergic to their bites) and other insects – fire ants for instance! But I guess if you were already living in Charleston, none of that will faze you and you might think it idyllic to live in a wild park. Certainly, you might think a safe place to bring up 3 very lively, intelligent boys – triplets no less! The worst of all boys to deal with I should imagine as there can always be 1 or 2 to contradict the other/s.
So, a very different setting for this murder mystery. And add to that the triplets with their boundless energy, imagination and inquisitiveness and a very pregnant biology professor they befriend, and the scene is set for mayhem and general chaos as the island acquires new residents, not all with a stainless background it seems.
I liked this story with its characters and the description of our heroine and her personal voice in the narration. Her explanation of her emotions and beliefs and upbringing being somewhat different from the accepted norm, and thus colouring her outlook to life and her pregnancy and potential marriage. Nicely written in a low key and gently humorous manner.
# Dershie McDevitt
#NG; #FemaleSleuths; #BookReview; #Cozy; #Mystery;
· Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about?
o I saw and article about a woman who went into labor on her flight, and a NICU team was actually traveling on the plane too. They delivered the baby and stabilized mom and the newborn until the flight could land. Both mom and baby are doing well. I thought this would be an interesting way for two medical professionals to meet and then hit it off.
· How many times have you been rejected before your first novel was accepted or before this book was accepted?
o I was rejected on four manuscripts before I debuted with Harlequin, but I will let you on a little talked about fact. Rejection comes in all stages of this journey. I have written ten books so far for Harlequin, but I have had multiple rejections since my debut. That is just a part of this journey. I recommend leaning into the sting for a day and then pushing past it!
· What is your favourite genre?
o Romance – hands down. I need the happily ever after. I want to know that the characters end up happy. The world is so dark and there is enough suffering. If I am escaping into another world, I want all the feels but I want to be happy and satisfied when I close the book.
· What have you done with the things you wrote when in school?
o Burned them! Not really. Though if I found them I probably would. I think of all writing as a journey, I’ve written ten published books now and I am still learning and growing. But I wouldn’t want anyone to see those early works, they were angsty, over-the-top and very teeny. All appropriate for the time, but not what forty year old me wants anyone to read.
· Do you have any pets?
o Two puppies, that aren’t really puppies anymore.
o Abby, my golden retriever and Bucky, the pittie mix
o I call them my co-authors, but realistically they have never edited a page. (LAZY) But they do try to crawl under my desk, which is not big enough for my feet and their bodies!
o Crawling into my lap. Neither are lap dogs, but they will “tell” you that lap dog is state of mind, not a size requirement.
· How many of the accidents – funny or otherwise, or bad experiences in your stories are based on your own experiences? Or those of your friends?
o Ummm, probably to many. Although at least when they aren’t mine, I do check and make sure my friends and family members are okay with the inclusion. Haven’t been turned down yet.
· What did the Pandemic inspire you to write? Have you included a pandemic or COVID in any of your latest books? If so, why?
o I write medical romance and I debuted in March of 2020, right into the start of the pandemic. I have intentionally left this out of my writing. We live in a world with covid-19 virus, but I don’t want to read about. Maybe in a few years, but to be honest, I think my stories will continue to live in a world where that wasn’t a factor.
· How does global politics affect what you write? Do you try and include some real political personages or actions or… in your work?
o So, like most writers, I have a day job. One where I have to deal with global issues every day. It’s draining. As a result, I do my best to keep my worlds free of global politics, pandemics, wars, and human suffering in general. Even writing medical romance, I make an effort to have my patients recover. That isn’t real life and I understand that. However, my writing is my escape, and I hope that it can be an escape for others too.