1) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Yes, all my life. Unfortunately, life got in the way for quite a while. Now I’m trying to make up for lost time J
2) What genre(s) do you write?
Everything that’s been published, to date, has been MM romance (contemporary and a few paranormal short stories), but I have a stash of story ideas that run the gamut.
3) Have you ever self published?
Yes! My first foray was just this past Christmas. I self-published The Power of Peppermint (along with a follow-up Valentine’s Day freebie called Burning Down The House). Best Worst Ever is also a self-published title, although in its first incarnation it was published by Dreamspinner Press. It’s been revised, given a new cover and will soon be out in paperback, too!
4) Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
An anthology call is what lit the flame high enough for me to finally finish and submit to a publisher.
5) How many hours in a day might you write?
On a good day, three or four. On a bad day, I try to get in at least an hour.
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
7) Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
Not really. Although I do have a tendency to jot down notes in the middle of pretty much everything.
8) Are you in any of your books?
Nope. Although I do tend to have one character completely addicted to coffee in everything I write. Does that count?
9) What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
Everyone’s been extremely supportive and proud. J
10) Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper
From: Best Worst Ever
He parked next to his friend’s SUV and stubbornly grabbed more than he could carry at once. Why make two trips when you can do it in one? Necessity might be the mother of invention, but laziness was definitely its big, bad daddy. Laden down with a suitcase and far too many bags of food and liquor, Carey used the toe of his boot to gently knock at the front door. “Sky? You in there? My hands are full, man, come open the door.” When there was no response, he tried again with the tip of his boot. “Mr. Darcy, are—”
His sentence was cut short as the door flew open. “Jesus! Hold your horses, Logan. I couldn’t hear you with the water running. I was just in the…”
Shower. He’d been in the shower. Carey knew this, not because he suddenly had the ability to read minds. Oh, no. He knew this because there, in front of him, stood all six foot four inches of Darcy Skyler Wood… dripping wet with nothing but a towel slung low around his hips. Shit.
Don’t stare. Don’t stare at that solitary drop of water as it slowly slides its way between the hard, flat planes of those perfect pecs. And for the love of all that’s holy, do not stare at anything even remotely near the edge of that towel! But Carey never was any good at taking orders.
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11) Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role?
Oooh. Can I pick anyone? Sky would definitely be Gaspard Ulliel, I have no idea if the guy can act, but he absolutely looks the part. And for Carey, maybe Aidan Turner or Hale Appleman. Hale might be a bit too tall, but if we’re talking perfect world fantasy casting…
12) What’s next for you?
I’m finishing up the sequel to Opportunity Knocks (book #2 in the Laissez Faire series) and then planning to immediately dive into book #3.
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