01-10-2012 09:49 AM
In Stores today
First of all Thank you so much for taking time out of your incredibly busy schedule to answer just a few questions.
I loved Copper Beach, as I stated in my review I got a good dose of JAK and a good dose of Jayne Castle, the only thing missing was the dust bunnies, of course the pooch made up for that.
How many books will be in the Dark Legacy novels
ANSWER: I'm so glad you loved the book but, please, don't get me started on dust bunnies! Those little dudes have taken over my Jayne Castle career. My goal is to keep my JAK contemporaries a dust bunny-free zone. But I do love working with animals, so I went with Newton, the condo dog, in Copper Beach. As you noted, the book is the first in the Dark Legacy novels. At the moment I'm envisioning this series as a trilogy. This is Sam Coppersmith's story. His brother, Judson, will get his story in the next book.
Was the creation of the three pen names you use now by choice or by necessity.
ANSWER: I never intended to wind up with three pen names, believe me. And I don't recommend it as a career strategy. But in a weird way, it has worked for me and for my readers. They know which of my three fictional landscapes -- past, present or future -- they will be getting when they pick up one of my books.
You write in three genres, is there one you enjoy writing more than the others and on that line is there one particular character that is nearest and dearest to you.
ANSWER: People keep telling me that I write in three different genres but I never see it that way. As far as I'm concerned, I write romantic-suspense with a psychic edge in three different fictional landscapes (historicals, contemporaries and futuristics). And I love all three worlds because I get to work with a wide variety of plots. Changing worlds refreshes me as a writer.
I love how you always give your heroines very demanding roles in your novels even in the historical and the female leads compliment the males who are very powerful personalities in their own right and I as a female reader love that you do this.
Was this a conscience effort on your part to give your heroines such impressive abilities and roles.
ANSWER: My readers don't like wimps of either sex! Neither do I. A strong hero is no fun unless there's a strong heroine who can match him.
You have many linked books, have you ever thought about writing a continuing series.
ANSWER: If you mean a continuing series that features the same hero and heroine in each book, I've dabbled with the idea from time to time (LIGHT IN SHADOW and TRUTH OR DARE featured the same main characters). But for the most part, I like creating a new hero and heroine for each story. I enjoy working out new problems. And I do love the linked book, like the Dark Legacy series. That way I get to have the families as continuing characters, even though each book features a new hero and heroine.
What do you enjoy in your spare time
ANSWER: Vegetarian/low-carb cooking, Hawaii, and shopping. Not necessarily in that order.
Do you have any signings scheduled at Barnes & Noble I know that my members would love to meet you in person.
ANSWER: Glad you asked. I do have a signing event coming up this week.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Writing Workshop and Signing
LAKEWOOD PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY
6300 Wildaire Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
General Library Phone: (253) 548-3302
Thank you again for chatting with us
01-12-2012 10:04 AM