[The winner of Wednesday’s drawing for free books was Taylor Anne! Thank you all for commenting.]
I am pleased to introduce my friend, Martini Club cohort, and fellow author, Kathy L Wheeler. Welcome, Kathy. Thank you for joining me today. Let’s get started learning a little bit about you…
What book have you read that you wish you would have written?
My favorite all time author is Jayne Ann Krentz; Amanda Quick; Jayne Castle (all one in the same) so anything she writes I read, then I laugh. So anything she writes, I wished I’d written. So, now, while that is totally unrealistic, Susan Elizabeth Phillips has a terrific Chicago Star Series on the NFL. And EVERYONE knows how much I love the NFL. . .
What do you love that most people don’t like and wouldn’t understand why you do?
Ummm. . .my husband? He can be a very difficult irritant at times, and I don’t think many people see beneath the surface. So he is a VERY lucky man.
Hahaha. Al’s a good guy. But sometimes all men are hard to love.
What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?
My current full time job. Oh, wait! It pays my travel. And I love my friends. And I like the corporate environment. . .good setting info.
Good point, but income aside, full-time job is a good answer. 🙂
What’s your favorite book of all time and why? What’s your favorite childhood book?
My favorite all time book. . .hmm. . .Well, I love Lady Rogue by Suzanne Enoch. My favorite childhood books were from 5th grade. The adventures of Betsy and Tacy.
What do you want readers to come away with after they read Maybe It’s You?
That even through your greatest insecurities, you, as a person, are strong enough to sustain. And kick some ass.
Would you rather have a bad review or no review?
Eeek. Okay, I’d rather have a review, but I don’t want to read the bad review. I’m trying to come away with the message I wrote about in the question above. . .
Well, getting a bad review can help you learn to sustain and rise above insecurities, right? No…?
If you could change something about one of your books that’s already released, what would it be?
Perhaps I would deepen The Color of Betrayal, one reviewer said the characters weren’t deep, even though it is only 16k words.
It’s difficult to develop characters in a story that short, but I thought you did an excellent job. A short story is just that…a short story. You only get so much character development. I thought your characters were very real and relatable, so that’s a plus.
What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?
I might like to try my hand at Paranormal someday. My true love is historical.
Hmmm. I had no idea. (about the paranormal thing, that is) Well, you’re in luck. A couple of your critique partners happen to write paranormal. 🙂
If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have 3 (inanimate) objects, what would they be?
An anthology with Teresa Medieros, Jayne Ann Krentz, Suzanne Enoch and Elizabeth Boyle (oh, and blank pages in the back so I can still write), a toothbrush, and sunscreen a (large, long lasting) pen.
You can make a tooth brush out of coconunt fronds, didn’t you watch Gilligan’s Island?
Speaking of islands…what celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with?
Someone young and strong so they can do the hunting for food. . .maybe Nick Collison; although that’s really selfish, because Thunder Basketball needs him under the rim.
You would sacrifice for your beloved Thunder? True fan.
Your most prized material possession? Why?
My laptop computer, of course, so I can still write.
Movie: How to lose a guy in 10 days
Music: Jekyll & Hyde
Place you’ve visited: London
Place you’d like to visit: Ireland
TV show from childhood: HR Puffinstuff
TV show from adulthood: Sports, NBA; NFL
Food: spinach salad with strawberries and blue cheese. And a good vinegarette
Sports team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? Board games.
Thank you, Kathy. I actually learned some new things about you. I thought we’d covered everything on trips and at the Martini Club. Guess not.
Tell us about Maybe It’s You…
How can a girl who’s been rejected by Once Upon A Time ever believe that happily-ever-after even exists? Co-bookstore owner Lorianne Gentry is branded by deep-seeded insecurities. Abandonment issues surface when she finds herself falling in love—totally pissing her off.
Ashton Turner III is nobody’s Knight-In-Shining-Armor. He’d jumped off that horse a long time ago—the sex, however, was damn good. And when Lorianne’s grandmother delivers Ash life-altering news, his past explodes into the present.
GIVEAWAY: On Wednesday, we will draw a name from one of the commenters and that person will win a copy of Maybe It’s You and their choice of any Alicia Dean title in either Kindle or Nook format. BE SURE to leave your email address with your comment.
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