I’ve been tagged by awesome author Tricia Skinner to participate in the Baton Blog Hop today! For anyone out there who doesn’t know, my friend Tricia writes fantastic dark urban fantasy with hot and hunky angel assassins and the women who stand toe-to-toe with them, in love and war. Her new novel, ANGEL KIN, releases April 28th from Entangled Publishing and is available now for preorder on Amazon!
A couple of questions and answers about me…
1. What am I working on now?
Right now I’m frying my synapses to finish final revisions on my first contemporary romance, titled Liquidation. I’m also working on the first book in a new paranormal romantic suspense series and, of course, Book Four in the Seven Seals Series.
2. How does my work differ from others in the genre?
I like to chose quirky characters and put them in unusual situations, force them way out of their comfort zones. I also have a snarky streak, which tends to come out in my dialogue and humor hits. My current work-in-progress, features a an unemployed actress heroine who rents out a dilapidated brownstone to a disabled IRS agent. Passion ignites, but they don’t discover the secret tying them together until after their hearts as deeply involved. Will their love survive the storm? bum-bum-BUMMMM…
3. Why do I write what I do?
Good question. I try to write books I want to read. Story ideas pop into my head all the time and I ask myself, “Hmm, is this something that I’d like to know more about? Is this a story that would keep me up all night reading?” If it is, I write it.
4. How does my writing process work?
Once I have my basic idea in mind, I sit down and plan out all the major plot points: inciting incident, plot points 1-2-3, pinch points, climax, resolution. After those things are in place, then I do bios for all of my major characters then plan out a path for them to follow through out the story–how they get for point A to point B. The course always changes once I’m writing, but it helps to have a basic formula in place for those times when the vision falters.
Now, I’m supposed to pass the baton to three more writers to carry on the tradition. Unfortunately, I had no takers on my offer… So, if you are a writer and would like to participate, send me a quick message here on the website and I’ll be happy to pass the baton to you!