You’ve written several trilogies and series. Do I need to read the books in order to enjoy them?
No. Each book can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. However, all the books in my trilogies and series have connected characters and the events in the books follow a chronological timeline, so ideally they are best enjoyed if read in order.
I prefer reading a series or trilogy beginning with the first book. Where can I find out the order in which I should read the books in your various trilogies and series?
Have you published any novellas or short stories?
I felt so sorry for Lancelot Brevard in The Wedding Trap. He’s such a great guy. He deserves to be happy. Will you be giving him a book of his own?
Lots of readers have contacted me, wanting a book for Lance. I deeply appreciate the outpouring of affection and interest in his character. Right now, however, I am not contracted with my publisher to write a book for him. I hope that will change in the future and I will have the opportunity to tell his story.
I love your contemporary romance series, The Graysons. Will you be writing more contemporary romances, including a story for P.G.?
My thanks go out to the readers who’ve found and embraced my contemporary novels. I had a great time writing my Graysons series and hope to write more contemporary novels at some point in the future. I most especially want to do a story for P.G. considering how I left him. For the present, however, I will be returning to the world of Regency historical romance, which I hope you will enjoy every bit as much as my contemporary fiction.
I love your secondary characters. Do you have plans to write stories for Michael Hargreaves, Lord Maplewood and Lord Vickery?
I have great fun writing my secondary characters and although I wish I had time to develop a few of them further, I don’t have any plans at this time to give then their own full-length novels. I am always thinking of new stories, however, so it is possible that one or more of them may appear again.
I’ve read every one of your books and can hardly wait for the next one. Why does it take so long for new books to be released? Can’t you write faster?
I wish I could write faster. Unfortunately, what takes you days, if not hours, to read, requires months for me to write. And once I submit my manuscript to the publisher, it takes many more months to turn that manuscript into a printed book. Just know that I always strive to write the best story I can as quickly as I am able!
Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Honestly, I wonder that myself sometimes. From a very young age, I’ve been making up stories. I am blessed with a highly active imagination and ideas and characters often just pop into my mind. Some of these ideas end up as fully developed stories that demand to be told. I always hope that the things which interest and entertain me, will interest and entertain my readers as well.
Your books are so romantic and entertaining. Are there any plans for them to be made into movies?
At this time, there are no plans for any of my books to be made into movies. (If you know a movie producer, I would be happy to discuss such a possibility!)
Are your books available in e-book, audiobook, or large print?
All of my books are available in both print and ebook editions. The series/trilogy titles currently available in audiobook are: The Trap Trilogy, The Princess Brides Trilogy, The Graysons Series, and The Rakes of Cavendish Square Trilogy. As for my other titles, I remain hopeful that at some future date they will be issued as audiobooks. Some of my older titles are also available in large print. You can check to see if a particular title is available by clicking on the page for that book here on my website.
What’s your typical day like?
Like a lot of people, my typical day is spent sitting in front of a computer. But luckily for me, I get to work from home and every day is casual Friday. Along with the hours I spend writing, I try to keep up with the other professional duties that come with being an author. I correspond with my editor and agent, try to keep my website up-to-date, work on promotion for my books and answer the fan mail I receive. But it’s not all work and no play, since I take time out each day to meditate, watch a TV show or maybe a movie, commune with my kitty cats, and of course, read! I wind down each evening at bedtime with a good book. It’s one of my favorite parts of each day.
Your cats are so cute! Where did you get them and did you name them after characters in your books?
I adopted my cats from Virginia Siamese Rescue. It is a wonderful organization of volunteers who work to rescue and find loving forever homes for Siamese and Siamese mix breed cats. You can find out more and maybe adopt a kitty of your own at http://va.siameserescue.org. As for naming my cats after characters, any similarity is purely coincidental.
Do you read romance novels? If so, who are some of your favorite authors?
I love to read and have been an avid fan of romance novels since I was a teenager. Some of my all-time favorite authors are Joan Wolf, Judith McNaught, LaVyrle Spencer, Lisa Kleypas, Kresley Cole and Nora Roberts.