Thank you for being one of those readers! Like all authors, I fill out cover art request forms. Honestly, most of the time I can perfectly envision the cover, right down to the font! Of course there are times when I can’t really “see” a book’s cover, but the artists still manage to pull from my descriptions of setting and characters to give me a stellar finished artwork. The cover gods have been good to me!
What’s the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?
I’m not a plotter. In the writing world, there are plotters, and there are pantsters. Plotters know exactly where every scene is headed. Pantsters fly by the seat of their pants, and write organically. I’ve tried to plot, but honestly it bores me.
I’d much rather get a good handle on my characters, arrive at a goal for the book, and let the characters start talking to me.
What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
Oh jeez, that is a hard one. I think a lot of my ideas are crazy. I love a mash-up of genres. I guess I’d have to say my erotic medieval with steampunk elements ISOLDE’S WISH, from Loose Id.
It’s The Princess Bride meets A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
A lot of reviewers don’t “get it.” They think it should be steampunk or medieval, but not both. Actually, the story unfolded to me. I didn’t guide it. I don’t live in black and white, but in shades of gray!
Sounds amazing! Okay, here’s my last 3 questions:
3)Is there a question you’d have the perfect answer for, or one you’d like to ask your readers?
Readers. Boxers, briefs, or commando?
LOL! 2)For you, what makes a romance novel a great love story?
Tension and longing.