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 the Byrons of Braebourne series. Will you be writing stories for the twins and Esme?
I hope so. I have stories in mind for the twins––Lawrence and Leo––and Esme. However, at this time, I’m not contracted with my publisher to write any more books for the Byrons of Braebourne series. I hope to be able to complete the series at some time in future.
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!)
Historical romance is my favorite! I worry you’ll switch to romantic suspense like so many other authors.
Don’t worry. I love writing historical romance and have no plans to stop.
Are your books available in e-book, audiobook or large print?
All of my books are available in both print and electronic editions. Currently, all the books in The Trap Trilogy are available as audiobooks. The books in The Princess Brides Trilogy are also being made available as audiobooks as the novels are released. Many of my books are 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 best of all, answer the fan mail I receive. Of course, between all of these daily tasks, I wait upon the true masters of my household––my cats, Christofur and Georgianna, who both rule with an iron paw.
Your cats are so cute! Where did you get them and did you name them after characters in your books?
I adopted my cats, Christofur and Georgianna, from Virginia Siamese Rescue. It is a wonderful organization that saves cats, who have varying degrees of Siamese breeding, from local shelters and pounds. You can find out more and see lots of beautiful kitties up for adoption 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.