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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Bash

The summer bash is entering the final stretch. This week my wonderful guest is J.Q. Rose. Hi and welcome to the party.:-)

2014 Summer Bash Questions

Thanks for hosting me today, Kat. What a fun summertime event!

1: How did you start writing?
I attended a small elementary school, and my mother was my teacher in second grade. In order to stay out of trouble, I wrote stories. Yes, I admit I was one of those little girls who talked to her desk neighbors all the time. (Teachers didn’t like students talking and making noise when I was in school. Very different today!) The stories kept me busy because I really got into writing them and loved it when I made readers happy when they read my lovely epistles.

2: What is the one thing you most enjoy about writing? Least enjoy?
I enjoy building the characters and setting them in settings and circumstances I create. When revising, I least enjoy reading my sentences that sound like a second grader wrote them.

3: If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would you speak to? Why?
I was reared near Springfield, Illinois in Central Illinois, Land of Lincoln. (Yeah, really, that tag is even on the Illinois license plates.) I have always admired Lincoln and take every opportunity to learn more about him. I’m always excited to visit his home in Springfield and New Salem where he began studying as a young man to be a lawyer. We would like to take out grandkids to visit his tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. It happens to be the same cemetery where my grandparents are buried. My grandson told his teacher, “My great grandparents are buried right next to Abe Lincoln.” Not quite correct. LOL.

4: When you write do you plot out the story or do you let your muse run wild?
The plotter side of me makes an outline of the scenes I can see happening in the story. I use it as a guide to keep me on track, but the pantser side of me still goes off track once in awhile and I discover a lot more of the story.

5: Tell us a bit about your book.
Coda to Murder is a cozy mystery/sweet romance with a female pastor as the main character.
Pastor Christine Hobbs has been in the pulpit business for over five years. She never imagined herself caring for a flock that includes a pig, a kangaroo, and a murderer. 
Detective Cole Stephens doesn't want the pretty pastor to get away with murdering the church music director. His investigative methods infuriate Christine as much as his deep brown eyes attract her.
Can they find the real killer and build a loving relationship based on trust?

6: What inspired the story?
When I interviewed a female pastor for my non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed!, I was impressed by this strong, brilliant woman. She was one of the trailblazers for women in ministry. I thought her personality and strength would make a great character, and a pastor as a main character is a bit unique.

7: Is this a series or a stand alone novel?
Coda to Murder is a stand-alone novel, but I believe there are still stories to tell in the small town where the murder occurs. Maybe I will re-visit someday to check out what’s happened there.

8: What advice would you give an author just starting out?
Writing the story and signing the contract is not the end of the work, but only the beginning. So much time is spent on promotion. I was overwhelmed with my first book, Sunshine Boulevard. I spent all my time promoting instead of writing and that is a big mistake! Writers need to keep writing so readers will have a list of their books to read.

9: How do you balance writing with the demands of everyday life?
My life is never in balance. The only thing I do for sure every morning is eat Cheerios and drink a cup of coffee. Then I try to set aside writing time for a couple of hours after lunch during the weekdays. This does not mean I don’t write at other times like early morning or late at night. I just find I’m ready to write after lunch. I think that harkens back to when I was a kid and loved to have the teacher read a book to our class after lunch break. When I taught third grade, I always read to the kids after lunch too.

10: How much research do you do for your writing?
I have to research police procedure for every book I write. Because my character in my current WIP has Alzheimer’s, I am learning about this devastating disease and talking with those who take care of Alzheimer patients. So many heart-breaking stories affect many families, but the public is not aware of how sweeping this will be in the future if the medical research and health teams cannot medications and procedures to stop it.

11: If you met a genie, what 3 things would you wish for? Why?
World peace, no hungry children, and access to education for third world countries.

12: What is the one thing about the writing world that most surprised you?
I was surprised by how kind and generous people in the writing world are. Instead of authors/publishers acting like competitors, they are supportive of each other.

13: What are you currently working on?
I am writing a mystery/romance that takes place in a funeral home. I have had to update my information on funeral directing. (My dad and brothers were in the funeral business, so I have first hand experience with that and my brothers are excellent resources.) This is the first time I have tried to write in the paranormal genre. There’s a shadow man that keeps visiting Lauren, the daughter of the funeral director. The premise sounds a bit dark, but actually there’s humor in the story too. It’s been a lot of fun to write.

14: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I really like to read and write, but we also camp and travel. We (my DH and I) enjoy playing a board game, Pegs and Jokers, with friends. And of course, it’s fun when the grandkids come over too.

15: What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you?
I think I am a Pollyana always looking to be positive about life. To be cliché, I always see the glass half full, not half empty.

5 Bonus Questions

16: What’s your favorite color?
For home-decorating—green To wear—shades of blue from navy through turquoise.

17: What’s your favorite food?
Roast beef and potatoes and carrots in the crockpot

18: Favorite TV show?
Dancing with the Stars on network
House of Cards on Netflix Original

19: Favorite Movie?
It’s Complicated

20: Favorite Song?
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond—especially fun when he sings it at baseball stadiums and concerts

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Buy Links for Coda to Murder

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BIO- After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction writing with her first published novella, Sunshine Boulevard, released by MuseItUp Publishing in 2011. Her latest mystery, Coda to Murder, was released last year. Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. Spending winters in Florida with her husband allows Janet the opportunity to enjoy the life of a snowbird. Summer finds her camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.

Connect with J.Q. Rose online at
J.Q. Rose blog http://www.jqrose.com/
Author website http://jqrose.webs.com/
J. Q.  Rose Amazon Author Page http://tinyurl.com/aeuv4m4

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Bash

Hello all again and welcome back to the bash. This week my guest is the very talented Alix Richards. Hi Alix and welcolme to the party.

1: How did you start writing? My grandmother overheard me telling a story to my siblings and cousins. She said I should write down the tales so they could be enjoyed by others. Eventually, that’s what I did.

2: What is the one thing you most enjoy about writing? Least enjoy? I have to admit I enjoy the whole process. The way the ideas forms and alters in my imagination and how characters make an appearance without my consent of knowledge beforehand, as if they are the creators of the literature I’m documenting. Does that make me their tool, or what? I least enjoy the end. Not so much ending the story, but rather tying up the loose ends. Making sure I haven’t overlooked or forgotten something. As most writer will tell you, forgetfulness goes hand-in-hand with creativity. At least those writers I know.

3: If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would you speak to? Why? There are too many to consider. Although, I wouldn’t mind checking into Shakespeare’s mind. Just out of curiosity.

4: When you write do you plot out the story or do you let your muse run wild? I am a pantser. I can’t plot to save my life. Seriously, if I want to kill an idea quick, all I have to do is plot and there it goes. I’m strange like that. I can have an idea for the beginning, middle and ending but when it’s all over if I’ve written the idea down it’ll change. If I leave it in my mind it’ll stay. Now is that crazy or what? On a normal writing day, I’ll just let the whole thing run rampant. Those ones don’t ever stop until I reach the end.

5: Tell us a bit about your book. Soul Nature was a bit of a surprise. It’s about two hybrids (Kat and Miguel) in Las Vegas for friends’ wedding and end up getting hitched and bound themselves. Completely unexpected. It’s one of my quick writes.

6: What inspired the story? My second daughter was watching a movie where this woman goes to Vegas for her bachelorette party and ends up married to a man who wasn’t her fiancé. It just grew out from there. And very much fun!

7: Is this a series or a stand alone novel? It is a part of a series. I tend to create series, even without trying. J

8: What advice would you give an author just starting out? Don’t stop and be sure you have a tough skin. Because as sad as it is to admit, there are many other writers/authors who will see you as a threat to their readership and aren’t afraid to attack. Don’t lose hope and don’t give up. And always make sure you’re writing for yourself, what you want to read. Don’t lose yourself to gain an audience. J

9: How do you balance writing with the demands of everyday life? Lots and lots of Post-Its. Like seriously, I have sticky notes everywhere! I am so not even kidding. My stickies have stickies. It’s crazy. I swear they give birth overnight when I shut the lights off. I wonder if that’s why I can’t stop writing? Hmm, something to consider. J On a slightly more serious note, it’s not an easy thing. I have five children (three of whom are out on their own), so pretty much what I did was shift that unused time and energy to writing. Oh and I have a couple of awesome young daughters who try their best to keep me on my toes. Memory wise. And a husband who often mentions things. Like reminding me to eat. I tend to forget that.

10: How much research do you do for your writing? A lot. I’m always looking into and reading everything I can get my hands on when an idea tackles my imagination. Not all the time is it easy and sometimes take a LOT longer than I originally planned. But readers, these days, know a LOT about everything. You can’t fake your way through without knowing even just a tad bit about what you’re writing about. With paranormal and fantasy, I have to admit for the most part, I’m forgiven because it’s not a ‘reality,’ in essence, it’s make believe. However, for my peace of mind, I want what I’ve created to tickle their imagination with the possibility of it being REAL. J

11: If you met a genie, what 3 things would you wish for? Why? First, I’d want enough money to live well the rest of my life (not rich just enough I don’t have to worry about the bills and other necessities in life); Second,

12: What is the one thing about the writing world that most surprised you? There are more writers/authors who are afraid you’re going to take their readers from them. I thought that was something completely limited to high school, but found it’s not. I’ve been lucky enough to find even more of those who are willing to assist new writers/authors. J

13: What are you currently working on? I am working on multiple projects. A couple of which will release soon through MuseItUp, two new series; Gods’ Stones and Divine Immortals. For the most part, I’m a workaholic. I always have many different pieces going at the same time. Even a couple more series in the works. And yes, before anyone asks, there are more Twin Flames for that series. I’m kind of bouncing around at the moment. J

14: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing? Read, listen to music, make jewelry, veg out and watch movie marathons with the teens. Who doesn’t still enjoy a good horror marathon? lol

15: What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you? I’m a perfectionist and workaholic and I have OCD. Like seriously, I’ll hold onto a manuscript forEVER just because it isn’t perfect to me. I am working on that one. J As for the workaholic…yeah, doubt that’s going to change. It’s in my family’s blood. We work until we literally die. I’ve lost family members because they weren’t supposed to be working and were…but that’s another nasty tale better left for a book or two. J As for the OCD (or should I say CDO? LOL) it’s a lot better than it used to be. No, I’m not a control freak, I don’t have to be in control all the times. However, I found it gave my mind some peace during bad times. I no longer panic when things are out of order. I will however, grumble until someone puts it back the way I had it. Did you know, the positive thing about OCD is you always know when your things have been taken? Yep, that’s the positive side. J

5 Bonus Questions

16: What’s your favorite color? Red. I’ve always LOVED red.

17: What’s your favorite food? Pizza. You can eat at any time of the say and it’s still good.

18: Favorite TV show? Way too many to name. I enjoy watching The Walking Dead with the kids. It’s a family show. J

19: Favorite Movie? Again, way too many to name. The Star Wars movies, a share with my son. J

20: Favorite Song? I love them all!! Put Def Leppard or Nickelback on and I’m a happy camper. J

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Summer Bash

Welcome to July. The bash is really heating up. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday. Now that its over, I have the very talented Helena Fairfax stopping by. Hi Helena and welcome to the party.

1: How did you start writing?
I started imagining stories in my head when I was bored commuting by train every day. The days when it was rainy and cold were really bad – everyone all pressed up together, sneezing and coughing and wet clothes steaming. It was too packed even to open a book, so in my head I pictured stories set somewhere beautifully warm, like the south of France – with a hot French hero! Took my mind off the journey, anyway!
2: What is the one thing you most enjoy about writing? Least enjoy?
I love to write scenes full of high drama or emotion. It’s a great feeling to create a world where two people meet and fall in love, and to be able to steer that world so that those people get the happy ending they deserve. And when a reader tells me how much they loved my story, that gives me more pleasure than anything!
I least enjoy the times when I have a scene in my head that I want to convey, but I can’t get the right words down for it, and I have to keep writing and rewriting until it feels right. That’s very frustrating, and often makes me lose confidence in myself.

3: If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would you speak to? Why?
Apart from the people I’ve loved who have died, I’d like to go back to meet Charles Dickens. He wrote stories that people adored in his time, and they couldn’t wait to read the next instalment. They were full of fantastical characters, and he had a lot of compassion for the underdog and the less well off in life. I’d like to meet him and discover what sort of man he was.

4: When you write do you plot out the story or do you let your muse run wild?
I used to let the muse run wild when I first started writing, but that led to a lot of rewriting of drafts. Now I structure it more in advance – but not too much, as I don’t like to feel hemmed in by an outline.

5: Tell us a bit about your book.
The Antique Love is set in an antique shop in London. The shop’s owner, Penny, takes on a project refurbishing an old Victorian house for its American owner, Kurt. Kurt’s a logical man, who believes the head should rule the heart – but when he meets Penny, he finds love isn’t quite as logical as he thinks!

6: What inspired the story?
I got the idea when I was feeling really ill, with a high temperature, and was mindlessly watching the TV. A programme came on that was all about travelling around antique shops in England, and I started thinking how wonderful it would be to own such a shop – and then my imagination just took off from there :)

7: Is this a series or a stand alone novel?
It’s a stand alone novel, but I might revisit it at some time. The heroine has a great friend, Tehmeena, and I’d quite like to write her story, too.

8: What advice would you give an author just starting out?
Don’t give up. Sit down to write, and get that book finished, no matter how much of a slog it is. Don’t give up. When you’ve sent off your manuscript, sit down to write the next book. Don’t give up. Read, read, read. And did I say don’t give up? :)

9: How do you balance writing with the demands of everyday life?
When I was working full time, I was always thinking of how to advance my plot, even when I was at work. I would write everywhere – on the train, waiting at a bus stop, whilst cooking tea. Now I’ve finished work, and it’s easier to balance the time, but I have a very stressed rescue dog who takes up a lot of my time. I write round her schedule!

10: How much research do you do for your writing?
I research everything. Even though my romances are contemporaries, there are always details that need checking. The Antique Love is set near London’s Richmond Park, for example, and I did a lot of research into the history of the park, and visited several times in order to incorporate the setting.

11: If you met a genie, what 3 things would you wish for? Why?
That’s a really good question. I’d wish for things on a global scale: an end to world poverty; an end to mental health problems; that every person in the world achieved the best he or she was capable of.

12: What is the one thing about the writing world that most surprised you?
How supportive other romance authors are, and the great friendships I’ve made.

13: What are you currently working on?
I’m working on a novel set in a hotel in the picturesque Lake District in northern England. The hotel owner has recently died, and his son has returned to try and restore the hotel’s finances. The hotel is beset by tragedy, and so the arrival of the heroine is like a breath of fresh air - but she, too, has left family problems behind her. Will her optimism and the hero’s strength of character be enough to keep them together? Or will the problems of their past catch up with them?

14: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I live near the Yorkshire moors, which is a beautiful area, and I walk there every day with my dog. I love to watch the wildlife and the changing seasons. When I’m not out walking, or writing, and after the day’s over, I like to sit in front of the TV with my knitting or a piece of tapestry.

15: What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you?
That’s another difficult question! Maybe I’d like them to know how much I like other people.

5 Bonus Questions

16: What’s your favorite color?
17: What’s your favorite food?
Christmas dinner (turkey and all the trimmings)
18: Favorite TV show?
19: Favorite Movie?
High Society

Here is the blurb to The Antique Love:
One rainy day in London, Wyoming man Kurt Bold walks into an antique shop off the King’s Road, looking every inch the romantic hero.  The shop’s owner, Penny Rosas, takes this handsome stranger for a cowboy straight from the pages of a book…   but Kurt soon brings Penny’s dreams to earth with a thump.  He’s no romantic cowboy—his job is in the City, in the logical world of finance—and as far as Kurt is concerned, love and romance are just for dreamers.  Events in his childhood have scarred his heart, showing him just how destructive passionate love can be.  Now he’s looking for a wife, but wants a marriage based on logic and rational decisions.  Penny is a firm believer in true love.  She’s not the sensible wife Kurt’s looking for.  But when he hires Penny to help refurbish his Victorian house near Richmond Park, it’s not long before he starts to realise it’s not just his home she’s breathing new life into.  The logical heart he has guarded so carefully all these years is opening up to new emotions, in a most disturbing way…

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You can find Helena on her blog: www.helenafairfax.com
on Facebook www.facebook.com/HelenaFairfax,  or on Twitter @helenafairfax

Please get in touch – I love to meet new people!


Thanks so much for having me, Kat, and for your soul-searching questions! It’s been lovely meeting you here!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Summer Bash!

It's July and we are only two days away from barbecues and fireworks. And of course, the bash continues. This week my very dear friend N.J. Walters is stopping by. Thanks N.J. it is always such a thrill to have you.

1: Your very first published book was Annabelle Lee. What inspired the story?

Annabelle Lee actually came about because of an online writing contest being hosted by a NY Times bestselling author. I saw the contest online the day before the deadline and wrote and submitted one chapter. Needless to say it didn’t get chosen, but I kept writing the story. When I finished it, I submitted it to Ellora’s Cave. The rest, as they say, is history and Annabelle Lee was published in October 2004. On another note, I just signed my 50th contract with Ellora’s Cave. J

2: What is the one thing you most enjoy about writing? Least enjoy?

I love the creative process. Taking a blank page and turning it into a complete story. I also love all the amazing people I’ve met online since I started my writing journey.

What I least enjoy? I’m technically challenged so that’s been hard for me, especially since so much promotion is online now. I’ve learned a lot but I can’t seem to keep up with technology. It changes so fast. That does frustrate me at times.

3: If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would you speak to? Why?

That’s a tough one. I can think of several famous people I’d love to sit down and talk with but I think I’d go back and talk with my father. He died when I was only eighteen and I still miss him.

4: Recently you released Strands Of Love, the final book in your Tapestry series. Tell us about the book.

Strands of Love is a bit different from the other Tapestries book. This time the warriors actually travel to the heroine’s world. Usually, it’s the other way around, the heroine travels to Javara. This time they both get a glimpse of one another’s world.


Samantha Calloway is desperately working to keep her farm from financial ruin. It’s the only thing she has left from her deceased family and she’s determined to make it a success at any cost.

Darian and Jace Hunter live in a world where women are in short supply and brothers must share. The magic tapestry has always brought a potential tapestry bride to Javara, but this time it transports the two brothers to a strange land.

When Samantha finds two strangers on her land she doesn’t believe their stories of magic tapestries and other worlds. But when she suddenly finds herself in Javara, she doesn’t know what to believe. And when the tapestry transports them all back to her farm, Sam has a choice. She must decide if she will be true to her family and their legacy or if she will abandon it all for a chance at love.

5: Strands Of Love was the conclusion to your popular Tapestry series. How do you feel when you end a series after having written it and been invested in it for so long?

It’s hard to end any series but especially this one. There was something special about the Tapestries books from the moment I wrote Christina’s Tapestry. I’d originally planned it as a stand-alone book but that didn’t last long. I fell in love with this world and the characters who populate it.

I love each and every one of the Tapestries books, but I felt as though it was time to finish the series. I didn’t want to keep writing books for the sake of it. This series is too special and readers deserve the best I can give them.

6: When one door closes another begins. You have begun a brand new series, The Salvation Pack series. What inspired the series?

I knew I wanted to write more werewolf stories but I didn’t want it to take place in the same world that the Legacy books take place. I had an image of five male werewolves, all tough, all potential alphas. What were they doing together? Why weren’t they with a pack? These questions led me to explore deeper into their world and write Wolf at the Door.

7: Book one is Wolf at the Door and just released from Samhain Publishing. Tell us about it.

Wolf at the Door introduces readers to the five members of the Salvation Pack. You’ll learn who they are and why they broke away from their old pack and formed a new one. You’ll also meet Gwendolyn Jones who is about to find out that that werewolves are more than just fantasy. They’re very, very real.


When Gwendolyn Jones inherits a Tennessee cabin from a great aunt she never knew, she quits her job and follows her dream to write full time. Meeting a stranger in a local cemetery isn’t a risk she normally takes, but she needs the information on his flash drive for an article she’s writing on werewolves. Later that night, when two honest-to-God werewolves come knocking on her cabin door, they’re definitely not Photoshopped.

Jacque LaForge is on a mission to retrieve a flash drive before it endangers his pack. He never thought he’d find a mate, but the chemistry between him and Gwen is unmistakably off the charts. Now to convince her he’s only trying to protect her from his vengeful former pack—led by his own father.

Gwen’s first instinct to flee only gets her a smashed car and a concussion. She wakes up in a dangerous new world she never thought existed—and in the arms of the one man who stands between her and certain death.

8: Wolf in her Bed is book two and will release later this year. What can we expect from the 2nd installment of your Salvation Pack werewolves?

The second book picks up where the first one leaves off. It’s only a short time later and the pack still has problems with former enemies. That’s tough enough without adding a woman to the mix.

Anny Conrad is a single thirty-year-old librarian—a cliché complete with two cats. Dragged out to a local bar, she’s rethinking her life plan over a few drinks when a man walks up and asks her to dance. And what a man. Tall, rugged and more than a little untamed. Before she knows it, she’s in his arms and throwing caution to the wind. 
With a pack war in full, deadly swing, the last thing Armand LaForge needs right now is a woman in his life, much less a human. But one thing is certain, he’s met his mate, the one woman in the world for him.
The kindest thing to do is give her all the hot sex she wants and then leave her alone. But when the morning comes, fate isn’t done screwing with them. Anny is confronted with the fact that the myths in her library books are real…and now she’s one of them.

9: Mad Loving, book one the Hatter’s Club novella series just released from Ellora’s Cave Publishing. What’s it about?

Mad Loving is a fun contemporary romance. I hadn’t written one in a while and wanted to keep it light and sexy.


Allison Lewis finds herself in another world when she enters Hatter’s, a trendy New York nightclub. She’s a Midwestern girl living in the big city and has recently been through a bad breakup. But tonight, she wants to put all that behind her. And she’s found just the man to tempt her to break out of her conservative mold—the sexy Nevar Hatter.

Running Hatter’s takes up most of Nevar’s time. He never comes on to patrons, but he’s more than willing to make an exception for Allison. Fiery passion leads to a one-night stand. Nevar wants more but Allison is running scared. He pulls out all the stops, including a private tea party of their own to entice Allison to trust him with not only her body, but also her heart.

10: What made you decide to focus on the Alice in Wonderland tale?

I saw a reference to the original book one day and it got me to thinking, which is always a dangerous thing. It’s such a whimsical book. I decided it was the perfect theme for a nightclub run by who other than Nevar and Rabb (short for Rabbit) Hatter. *g* The rest flowed from there.

11: Wild Loving, the 2nd in the Hatter’s Club series released May 23rd. Tell us about Rabb’s story.

Rabb’s story is darker than the first one. I can’t seem to help myself from taking the dark path.

Broke and homeless, Eliza Hart is at the end of her rope. She’s spent the last year of her life trying to evade a dangerous stalker. In desperation, she turns to the man she once loved, the man who walked away from her without a backward glance—Rabb Hatter.
Rabb is shocked when Eliza shows up at Hatter’s—the club he co-owns with his brother—looking for a job. He’d left her and hadn’t looked back when he’d thought she’d cheated on him with another man. Now he discovers that not only did Jason Ware lie, but he’s been stalking Eliza the whole time. The spark between them certainly hasn’t died, and when Rabb learns she’s lost everything, he’s determined to protect her. But first he must overcome the pain of their past and convince her she’s right to trust him with her heart.

12: Will there be more in the Hatter’s Club?

Yes, I am planning two more novellas/short novels for the Hatter’s Club. I hope to write them later this year.

13: What else are you working on?

I’m currently working on the fourth book in the Salvation Pack series. This is Gator’s story. I’m also working on a new futuristic series for Ellora’s Cave. More details as they become available.

14: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

I love to read. No surprise there. I also love walking, going to movies and haunting thrift stores and yard sales for treasures.

15: What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you?

I’m a very normal, stay-at-home kinda gal. I always said that all I ever wanted was to be able to make a living from home and now I do! I love writing and am very grateful to all my readers. Their support allows me to keep writing books.

5 Bonus Questions

16: What’s your favorite color? Purple

17: What’s your favorite food? That’s tough. How can I choose only one. It’s a tossup between bread and cheese. Of course, there’s always chocolate too.

18: Favorite TV show? The Big Bang Theory

19: Favorite Movie? The Crow/Lord of the Rings

20: Favorite Song? Don’t really have one.

N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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