What was your favorite part about writing WANTED: TEXAS DADDY?
I loved having a pregnant heroine, and doting daddy-to-be.
What was challenging about writing this book?
I covered the entire pregnancy, from the first mention of having a child together, to bringing baby home from the hospital. A lot of ground to cover in 55,000 words!
How would you describe the relationship between Sage and Nick?
Committed. They started out as great friends, became lovers and then finally husband and wife.
How did you come up with their names? Do they mean anything specific?
Nick is a guy’s guy, so I wanted him to have a name that was both masculine and accessible. Sage is a popular girl’s name in the southwest—probably because the plant is both hardy and evergreen and beautifully blooming. Sage really blossoms in response to Nick’s love and attention.
When did you first realize that you wanted to be writer?
I started dreaming up stories when I was eleven-adding details to the story was how I put myself to sleep most nights. I got serious about putting words to page when my children were toddlers.
If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
What else do you love to do besides writing?
Spend time with family. Garden, read, listen to music, watch TV and movies to feed my voracious appetite for ‘story’.
What is the biggest misconception about your genre?
That the books are silly, pointless, or easily created. A great love story stays with the reader long after the last page is read. Creating a memorable story is a lot of work!
What future projects are you working on?
I just started a new six book series about the heroes and heroines of fictional Laramie County.
Do you have any advice for new writers?
Finish the book. Taking the story from beginning all the way to the end teaches a writer more about craft, than anything else. Then, while trying to sell the first book, start another, and finish that, too!