— a man whom sheâ€™s successfully fabricated as loving, a lie her rebelliousÂ teenager recognizes — she must find a way to support her family and find a
role model for her boys. She never intends to fall for Staff Sergeant Chase,Â her best friendâ€™s son, who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Sheâ€™d much rather choose a safer man to love, but her children have a voice inÂ the decision she makes. With two deaths to deal with, a suitor after her money,Â a rebellious son, and Sergeant Chaseâ€™s repeated attacks, she can only hope toÂ survive the danger she faces. If she doesnâ€™t, her children will be left withoutÂ either parent.
When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?
I’m thinking it was in 1983. I was counseled againstÂ not to be a writer then, because that was before the advent of the home computers. So I didn’t pursueÂ it at that time. I really set down to write in 2005 after reading a novel that was so bad I threw it across the room with a defiant stomp of myÂ foot ( pretty awesome for a wheelchair bound individual.) I saidÂ “I could write better than this!” My hubby said “Then why don’t you?” That was how I started writing and although my early attempts will never see the light of day, I still have them.
How many books do you have out, and do you have a favorite?
I’m guessing seven. but my favorite character is still in the wings with my fantasy read. I guess GideonÂ is my favorite because I have lived with him longer than any of the rest of them.
How do you come up with character names?Â
Wow, I really don’t think of that much. I find myself looking at the name that scroll after a movie. But usually I have names that resonate with me for one reasonÂ of another. I remember Farley–that was a surname of a beloved author in my youth and one my sister came up with.
Do you have a favorite author?
I don’t have a favorite author. I guess I’m drawn more by the books cover.
What is some of your favorite or memorable books that youâ€™ve read?
I’m thinking of Jane Austin and her Pride and Prejudice
What is one piece of advice you could give to a new author that you wish someone had passed to you?
Write up to the caliberÂ of writing you would read yourself, over and over again. I never received that tidbit and if I had, I may not have my second book out yet but that would be okay. You see, I’m terribly disappointed in the caliber of writers that have flooded the market now.
Do you have any pets?Â I don’t have any pets currently although I had three shih-tzus recently. They have all gone the way of the world.
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