Welcome one and all! Grab a beverage of choice, something sweet and sinful. No-no, not the men. What’s the matter with you? You know the hands-on rules… The guest gets first pick! 😉 Take a comfy seat for another, or a first, spin in the Round Pen.
Please show Chrys some real Ranch love!
Before I get too nosy, tell us a bit about you.
My writing area at the moment is a corner of the couch in my living room. What does your writing space look like?
My writing area is also in my living room. I have my desk positioned in a corner where I can look out the window and my back is to the rest of the room. Right now my desk is decorated in the spirit of autumn, but soon it’ll look like a winter wonderland.
For a lot of writers it’s a life-altering event coming up with titles and character names. For others it comes as naturally as breathing. Which is it for you?
Naming my books and characters comes easy to me. Usually. For a long time I referred to 30 Seconds, my romantic-suspense novella, as another title based after my characters’ last names. My heroine is Dani Hart and my hero is Blake Herro, so I thought I’d call their story, Hearts and Heroes, but I changed my mind when my favorite band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, inspired me.
Interesting. What advice would you offer aspiring and new writers?
Never give up! There were many times when rejections got me down and I wonder ask, “When will it be my turn?” But I continued to push toward my dream, knowing that I wouldn’t have the story ideas circulating in my head if I wasn’t meant to publish them. And I believe the same for you!
Always sound advice. Persistence is key, but the constant shift of the industry makes me often scratch my head and ask ‘what next?’ So, what do you think it takes to be a successful author at the moment?
At the moment, social media presence…If you’re not on at least 1-2 social media sites then readers won’t know about you, and you want readers to know about you!
I agree. As much as I don’t get, so don’t particularly like, social media, we have to put our best foot forward. We have put ourselves out there each day. That part I don’t mind. 🙂
Who would you like to meet in the publishing industry- dead or alive- and why?
JK Rowling. I’d love to sit with her talk about writing, our books, and life over a cup of tea. She seems like a wonderful person who I’d get along with real well.
It’s time for 3 in 1! I’ll ask the questions and you answer them in one word. 😆
Favorite animal? Giraffe
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Fall
Favorite food? Pasta
Well done! 🙂
Okay, Flash four. Ready? YES!
What are you working on now?
Currently I am working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes and a short story for readers who enjoy 30 Seconds.
What are you sharing today?
When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he’s made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He’s determined to protect her at all costs.
The Mob’s death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart’s life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she’s dodging bullets, she’s falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?
Where can we find you and your books?
Where will you be next?
On Thursday I’ll be visiting Barbara Edwards, another Rose from The Wild Rose Press.
Chrys Fey’s Question: If the Mob was after you, what would you do and where would you go to stay safe?
Ooh, great question. I’m going to wait to see what others say. 🙂
Thank you so much for playing along, Chrys! Wishing you much luck with your book and writing. I hope you’ll come visit again one day.