1. What inspires you to write?
The need to tell the stories in my head. I have these characters and stories playing like a movie and I want to share them with readers. When I connect to a reader’s heart, I know I’ve done my job.
2. What is your favourite genre and why?
I adore romance because it shows people working through the rough part of life and finding joy. I’ve found so much heart deep pleasure reading romance and when I read a really good one, I’m filled with hope for the future. That’s always a good thing. Mystery is a close second because the good guy/gal wins, at least in the books I chose to read.
3. Share a bit about your writing process.
I don’t write a dirty first draft. It’s just not how my brain works. I write new pages, then the next day I edit them and write more new pages. Sometimes I’ll plot a little, sometimes a lot and sometimes not at all. I’ve never written a book without researching a bunch of stuff. Only a tiny bit might make it into the story, but that’s okay. A lot of my books start with a dream I’ve had. It’s usually some pivotal scene and tells me who my characters are to begin with. I’m an instinctive writer and I have this fear if I over analyze I’ll lose the magic of the story, which isn’t to say I don’t spend a lot of time thinking. I do. But I don’t consciously write to beats, or formula. The story has to be told and somehow it gets told in a way that works.
4. Tell us about your book...
HER OFF LIMITS PRINCE is definitely a story of my heart. I love writing royal romance set in a fictitious country because I get to create the parameters for how that country works. The concept of duty and place in family play key roles in this story, but I also wanted to explore the alpha hero becoming that swoon worthy guy. So, that is what I did. I also wanted to see the relationship develop over time, and enjoyed telling that story so much. I really fell for Tor and Blythe and hope readers will as well.