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It's always been my dream to be a writer. Ever sense I was a child, creating stories has been a passion of mine. I have always said that one day I would be an author. Finally, I am working on this dream of mine. I have two children who have been keeping me busy for the past 7 years. My youngest is starting pre-k this year and I have more time for me and to concentrate on what I want out of this life. So I am picking up pen and paper...well I guess keyboard and screen, and working on this dream. It isn't going to be easy. There will be many ups and downs, but I am ready. I know this dream will come true, my mom told me so, "You can be anything you want to be when you grow up." Thanks mom, here goes nothing!
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Sometimes it’s the person you least expect who can satisfy all your desires.
By day Amber’s a librarian, and by night she hides away writing erotic romance novels. She has just one problem—not enough sexual experience to pull from. A recent steamy dream leaves Amber wondering if her neighbor Jax might be just the guy who can help her. He seems almost perfect to use as a sexual guinea pig, especially since she doesn’t have to worry about falling in love with him.
Jax has lived next door to Amber for a year and has tried everything he can think of to get her to notice him, but it hasn’t worked. Until recently. When Amber approaches him asking for his help, he’s ready to jump on board. When he learns exactly what kind of help she needs, he’s definitely willing.
Becoming involved with someone like Jax simply isn’t an option for Amber. He barely works, can’t manage his money, and has no ambition in life. So why does he suddenly seem so right for her?
1. Are the names of the characters in your novels important? How and why?
The names are important. When I first choose a name, I imagine in my head what a person with this name would be like. Then as I write, I get into that persons character. It’s funny, something I recently wrote, the woman cussed like a sailor and in real life, I started to curse a lot, which is not like me at all. I realized I had forgotten to step out of character.
2. Why do you write for children instead of adults or vice versa?
I write for adults. I write romance and leave the bedroom door fully open. As I explored writing I was not sure in the beginning what my romance style would be. To be honest, I sat down with my first Fern Micheal’s book, The Marriage Game. The sizzle between the two characters had me hooked to where I could have read this book in one sitting. Well, she is a close the door type author. I realized then that I never wanted to shut the door. I had to tell what these two were up to. Nothing against Fern Micheal’s at all, love her, I just needed a little more.
3. Who would play you in a film of your life?
I really have no idea. I am told that I look like a sweet innocent woman until you get to know me. Many are often shocked to learn what kind of romance I write.
4. What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
Taking a break. I write most days a week, but I make myself take days off. I don’t touch the current work in progress or whatever I might be editing. If I don’t, I get mentally drained. On top of writing, I have two kids I have to keep up with also. I get tired…fast.
5. What do you find to be the biggest challenge when writing?
Finishing the story. I have a ton, and I mean ton, of unfinished manuscripts. A story always hits a point where it just stops flowing and you have to take a moment to think. Getting past that point is the challenge for me.
6. Do you enjoy giving interviews?
Being on this side of interviews is new to me. I am usually the one giving interviews so this is a lot of fun.
7. How much impact does your childhood have on your writing?
I have always had an imagination. As a child I loved to write stories about movie stars, friends, and so on. They were always mysteries. Reading was popular in my house, so my parents were thrilled to see me create my own.
8. What inspired you to write your first book?
My very first book that is not published. I consider it my first even though it sits in a corner waiting for me. I wrote years ago. A friend who was a lonely housewife actually inspired it. My first release, Amber’s Muse was just an idea I had. I saw an open submission for erotic romance on several sites and decided to try my hand at it.
9. Do you have a specific writing style?
My style is just what comes to mind. Usually before I start something I have a specific scene play out in my head. Sometimes I just write the scene and save it and put it in my save file for the future. Other times, it gets completed.
10. What are your current projects?
I am currently working on a 4 book novella series. Amber’s Muse is a stand-alone so it is not part of the series. Book one is called Fool Me Once and I am hoping it will be available early 2012. I am working on book two right now and something else that is just fun. Not sure if I will attempt to publish it or not.