Oddly, my own novels center on the female protagonist, but when I think of favorite characters in books, a male protagonist comes to mind every time.
What can you tell us about your current release?
The Cameron Sisters-Book II: Texas True is my current release. True Lee Cameron is the younger daughter of a wealthy
In the novel, True moves from her world as a pampered younger daughter to marriage to an experienced man ten years her senior, who manages an oil field for her brother-in-law. When she learns he has deceived her, she grows up fast and takes matters into her own hands. From a comfortable home in
As I mentioned in the introduction I just finished reading
Sure! I would love to.
She removed her boots and stockings and wiggled her bare toes out in front of her.
"Ohhh, that feels good. I've been running around all day. It's nice to be able to sit alone like this, don't you think, Sam?"
He knew what she was doing and she was good at it. But he needed to return to the rig site and make sure everything was running well. He was lying to himself, but there was not much
point in staying here any longer. The children slept close by, after all.
True whispered to him, "Would you kiss me, Sam? Just a kiss? And maybe hold me a little? I've missed you very much."
Slowly turning in his arms, True leaned into him and began tugging his shirt from his pants. As soon as she could move her hands under the shirt, she placed her palms flat on his ribs
Startled, he came to his senses and hissed through clenched teeth, "Whoa, whoa. What are you doing? Stop, True. The children."
Oh, well, why the hell not, he thought, through the red haze in his brain.
-----------end of excerpt-----------What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books?
Of course, I then had to return to the beginning and learn about POV, scenes changes, Show Don't Tell, passive writing, and more dialogue/less narrative. And do massive amounts of re-writes.
Do you hear from your readers? What are the most common questions they ask?
Oh, I do hear from readers, which much of the time is as good as any five star review. Questions?
"Which bookstore do I find your books?"
"What is an ebook? Is it a real book?"
"When is your next book out?"
"Can I get your book in a print? I don't like eBooks."
"Are you going to write a story about (fill in the blank)?"
What do you think makes a good story?
What book are you reading now?
If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
I have a series now—those I call my "Texas Books," although the first two are with one publisher, and the second two are The Cameron Sisters: Books I and II. The four complete
Readers like a series, and I love to write them. If I wrote another series, I'd probably take two related characters from the previous
What makes you happy?
It doesn't take much to make me happy. That's why I'm answering this question and saved it for last. I'm probably happiest when I'm in my own home with my husband—of several decades—and I'm in the midst of writing, editing, or posting blogs. He's in his office on the other side of the house, and I'm comforted that he's happy here with me, too.
Even though we have traveled Europe numerous times, cruised, toured the
There is a major thing that makes me very happy—that is a child somewhere who gets a permanent home with real parents. The world is filled with orphans or throw-away children, and if I could change one thing in this world, it would be to give every lost child a permanent home. (Note: Novels Texas Blue, Texas Promise, and Texas True each has a child or two who are in need of a home. I can't get away from that.)
Thank you so much for sharing a bit of yourself and your books here with us today. It really makes me happy when I can find out a little more about my favorite authors and share with other readers, too.
BUY LINKS for both
Texas Promise and True: Texas
Desert Breeze Publishing
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