How do choose your characters’ names?
With great difficulty! Sometimes I’ll hear a name and immediately store it away for future reference, other times I’m quite liable to spend hours searching for the perfect name to match the character I have in mind.
What is your favorite part about writing Contemporary Romance books?
Writing all the heady emotions that come with them. They can be as much of a roller-coaster to write as they are to read.
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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Probably when I realized I would never get paid for being a reader! I’ve always been a bookworm and always loved both reading and creating my own worlds.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the book. Some are harder to write than others. Some might only take me a month, others much longer.
What kind of research did you have to do to prepare you to write this book?
For Once a Moretti Wife, the biggest bulk of my research went on amnesia and its different variants and causes. I know I write high-fantasy romance but I always want it to be rooted in reality.
How many books have you written? Do you have a favorite?
I’ve just started writing number eighteen for Harlequin Presents. Of them all, I can’t choose a favourite but I can choose a top three, and Once a Moretti Wife is one of them! The other two are Talos Claims His Virgin and the yet-to-be-released Buying His Bride of Convenience. Funnily enough, going back to your question about how long it takes for me to write a book, these three were probably the quickest to write!
What book are you reading right now?
I’m currently re-reading all my old Patricia Cornwell books and am up to Cruel & Unusual.
What are your current projects?
I’m almost three chapters into book number eighteen for Harlequin Presents.
What advice do you have for writers?
Keep writing and keep reading. Writing, like anything, takes practice. The more you do it, the better your writing will become.