Great to have you here today, Kellie! The more I look at your cover for Pleasure Island, the more I wonder what the cover artist for my next release will come up with. My next novella is set in Zante, Greece so I'm thinking it just might be along the same lines...
Anyway, enough talking about my clear impatience for my next cover, lol! Let's get on with the interview. Welcome!
1) Who is your favourite author and why?
What a horrible question to ask! LOL, I have so many favorites, but I’ll say that it’s Eloisa James, not only because she writes so exquisitely but because when I felt like giving up as a writer, she answered an email and encouraged me not to, and told me about the Romance Writers of America.
2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I self-published my first collection of poetry. I was hooked! I wanted to do keep producing books over and over and over…
3) Describe your writing space?
An old desk, PC along the one wall of the living room across from the kids PC so I can keep an eye on the little buggers, er, I mean darlings!
4) What are you reading now?
A non-romance – The Gift of an Ordinary Day, and about to dive into fellow SCP’er Jamallah Bergman’s If Only You Knew.
5) How many books have your written? Which is your favourite?
Another terrible question! That’s like asking me which of my kids is my favorite. Of course I don’t have one. *blinks innocently* They’re all my favorites for different reasons, but my TWRP title Pleasure Island is the first book I wrote and had accepted after my separation so I’ll always love that. It made me believe in romance again. Monkeys, Sex and Other Birthday Surprises is hilarious if I do say so myself. Very erotic and funny. Since I love sex and laughing, it’s a good combo!
6) What comes first, plot or characters?
Characters. They always come to me and tell me their story. Then I plot.
7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
I wouldn’t say writers block. More like life gets in the way. It always passes so I just try to go with the flow. I should mention that Patience is NOT one of my virtues…
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Reading, watching Hot in Cleveland or The Big Bang Theory with my oldest, visiting with friends. I love to laugh, so anything that brings a smile to my place is worth my time!
9) Tell us about your latest book?
The Perfect Score is book 2 in the Love and Balance series, available from Secret Cravings Publishing.
The new head coach has barely gotten her beams in alignment when she’s threatened with a lawsuit by a father for refusing to train his brat of a daughter.
Shelley Longstaff finally has her chance to be in charge only to rue the day when she is asked to train the dreaded Anna Fortier, a gymnast who has no sense of sportsmanship and makes everyone in her vicinity miserable. When Shelley refuses, she’s threatened with a lawsuit by her father. To make things worse, Shelley has an inexplicable attraction to the arrogant rich lawyer!
Since his wife’s death five years ago, Jacques (Jack) Fortier does whatever it takes to protect what is his. Shelley’s club is his last resort to keep his daughter in the sport, but threatening to sue her isn’t exactly his smartest move. When she grudgingly agrees to give Anna a chance, he finds himself attracted to the spritely gymnastics coach – the first woman he’s had any feelings for since his wife passed away.
As Shelley and Jack leap over the line in their parent-coach relationship, Shelley worries over falling in love with a man who admittedly still loves his late wife. But when a crisis of teenage proportions threatens their relationship, will they risk everything for the chance to achieve The Perfect Score?
And if readers like this one, be sure to check out book 1, Rebound:
An award-winning choreographer must face the only man she’s ever loved then lost when they are teamed up to work together at a gymnastics camp for Olympic hopefuls.
Claire LeMay is at the top of her game – she’s head of a prominent gymnastics facility with her gymnasts winning awards for her outstanding choreography. Now her biggest challenge is to coach alongside the man she’s avoided for three years after he demanded she live in his shadow instead of forging her own path.
After sinking every penny of his inheritance into his state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, Justin Black has achieved his dream. But even with hundreds of members and well-trained coaches, when Claire’s presence invades his space, he reluctantly admits she’s the one thing missing in his life. Oblivious as to why she walked out on him three years ago, he attempts to call a truce. As their old passion tumbles out faster than a gymnast sprinting down the vault runway, they realize they are in the same impossible position as they were three years ago. Are they destined to repeat the same old routine or will they be able to choreograph a new one?
10) What’s next for you?
I’m editing book 3 in the series for submission, I’m waiting to hear about a sweet romance (short) I submitted to one publisher, and I’ve got an erotic romantic suspense I want to pitch at a conference later this year. But I’ve got to get more writing done on that!
Buy Links: Amazon
(Also available on ARe and Bookstrand)
Thanks for being here, Kellie! I completely understand your answer to my question regarding writer's block...same impatience/disturbance thing here too!