In five words please describe your writing style:
Easy reading steamy romantic escape
Top three favorite titles (books or movies):
Lyon's Lady ~ Julie Garwood
Tell Me No Lies ~ Elizabeth Lowell
Do your leading characters come from any place in particular?
As far as location, in this series the men are all in the same business (home building) in the Denver/Boulder area; the women are all professionals from Denver and New York. As far as where do the ideas of the characters come from, it all started in my mind with the ending of book one (Thunder Snow) and the rest of the characters in the Thunder on the Mountain Series developed from there.
What do you do in your down time?
Ah, yes, the elusive notion of down time . . . I am an active real estate agent with a large blog following, mother of five adult daughters and grandmother to five grandkids, help my husband with some remodeling, love photography and spend time shooting pics of the mountains, natural wonders, and events in my area, I do a lot of creative design online, and I love helping people. Sometimes I get to sleep.
Top five snacks while writing:
What's your writing process?
Early, early morning writing, late afternoon writing ~ I get totally engrossed when I escape into my settings, and I turn off the phone and any distractions while I hunker down in a big, comfy chair. For my books, I start with a rough outline, always knowing the ending early, write a quick first draft, add more description in a second draft, and then edit and perfect scenes after the basic story is written.
Talk to us about your book, what is your favorite part or character?
There are a lot of parts that I love about this book. I loved both Miles (super hunky, compassionate alpha contractor) and Jeni (talented, zany, endearingly aggressive ad exec). I loved the grandmother (Nana) and the funny, poignant scenes with her. When I think about my favorite parts of the book ~ the ladder scene, the fireplace scene, when she meets Miles' sister, two beautiful picnics (one with Nana, one with Miles), and the scene at the restaurant was a lot of fun. Several more come to mind, so I think I really enjoyed the book.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Mile High Club
Is your next book going to be part of the series?
It is actually going to be about the ancestors who built the house where Thunder Struck (book two) and Thunder Storm (book three) take place. In both books, secret places and journals were discovered, telling some interesting tales. I became so enamored with daughter of the original owners (Willow) that I decided to write her story. There were some fascinating things going on in Nederland and Denver at the turn of the century, and they will impact the direction of her life. WILLOW'S SECRET is set in the early 1900s, and will be my first historical (but still steamy) romance.