I want to thank you for allowing me to interview you.
Glad to be here!
Can you tell me about yourself?
I was born in Louisville, KY, but currently live near Bloomfield, IN. I've been a critical care nurse since 1976, and though I've been writing off and on for most of that time, I wasn't published until this past year. I've been married to an adorable guy for almost thirty years, and we have two sons, ages 19 and 22. I've been horse crazy all my life (I currently have four of them in the barn), and I also I enjoy gardening, cooking, and playing guitar.
What is your favorite indulgence?
You mean something other than sex???? That would have to be food. At the top of my list of favorites are cheese, corned beef, and chocolate.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Never done anything crazy in my life, unless you count grabbing a strange guy's buns while in the mosh pit at a Nickelback concert. He never suspected it was me, either. ;-)
When you want to get away for a while, where do you go?
I go on vacations with the girls from the hospital a few times a year. We used to go to Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee all the time, but lately we've branched out, going to Gatlinburg, Nashville, and Las Vegas. My family vacations have nearly always been to Myrtle Beach.
If you were deserted on an island and you could only have three items, what would they be and why?
Ha! If you've ever watched the movie “Castaway” with Tom Hanks, you'll understand why I would want these things: a good knife, a box of dry matches, and a very sturdy tent. No, wait! What was I thinking??? I'd want a sailboat, a compass, and a paddle!
Do you have a routine that you do every morning?
Since I work nights, my 'mornings' can be at 4pm, but on the days I don't work, I get up, eat breakfast, feed the horses, clean the barn, clean the kitchen, then I turn on my computer, check my email and various blogs, and after that, I start writing. Exciting, huh?
Please describe to readers about the Cat Star Chronicles series.
This is a science fiction romance series about a group of sexy Zetithian warriors who were captured and sold into slavery at the end of the war which destroyed their planet. Each book tells the story of how one of them found love and freedom. They're all filled with romance, humor, adventure, a little action, and plenty of super-hot love scenes. Oh, yeah, and the guys can purr!
How did you react when you first heard the news that Sourcebooks Casablanca was going to publish your book?
When the phone rang, I knew who it was even before I answered it—and, no, I didn't have caller ID at the time! I wish I could say I did a little victory dance, but actually, my editor seemed more excited than I was. It took a long time for the news to sink in.
Did you buy anything fun with the money from your first check?
I bought an Ibanez RG350EX electric guitar, which is still the coolest guitar I've ever seen in my life.
What is in store next for you? Another series or a stand-alone novel?
Not sure. When writing a series, it's very hard to keep the momentum going. Readers may want more, but keeping the ideas fresh is difficult. I have a lot of contemporary romances already written, and I may try to publish some of those. It's still pretty much up in the air at this point.
Thank you for this pleasure. It was fun
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