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Question Wednesday: Travel in 2015

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is :

Last year you went to a lot of conferences, but I don’t see a lot of travel on your schedule this year? Why aren’t you traveling as much? And are you coming to a place near me?

The cool thing about being a writer is that there is no right or wrong way to do any of it.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Bogged down with “facts” and “figures”

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from Virginia:

When writing, do you ever find yourself/your story getting bogged down with historical details, facts about time, etc.?

Actually, no. For me, historical romance is fun to write because of the characters, the relationships, the pasts that alter how they act in the future.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Emotions

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

Do you have a scene in one of your books that has made you laugh or cry?

Beauty and the Earl by Jess MichaelsI tend to snort rather than laugh when writing something sarcastic or funny in a book. As you all know, my books are rather dark, so I don’t write a lot “laugh out loud” moments.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: If You Could Do It All Again…

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

If you could do it all again, would you change anything in your career?

It’s an interesting question. I think we all look back with our 20-20 hindsight and think about what we could have done differently, but in the end, I fear if I changed anything I wouldn’t have come to where I am now.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Upcoming Projects

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

What are your upcoming projects for 2015?

This is a great question, considering it’s the last day of the year and it’s time to reflect on the past and think about the future (more on that tomorrow). But here are my upcoming books for 2015:

The Other DukeJanuary 13: The Other Duke — my first indie project and the first book in my new series, The Notorious Flynns.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: From the Heart

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

How do you feel when you’re writing?

I love this question because I’m not sure anyone has ever asked me that before. Writing is like… flying. I feel so completely and utterly free when I’m doing it. My brain is a pretty busy place.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Acting Out

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

Do you ever act out scenes in your books?

I’m not big on acting out a scene in a book, but I do occasionally say dialogue out loud. If a scene comes into my head and I’m in bed or in the shower, I’ll do the dialogue.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Titles, titles, titles

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

How do you come up with titles for your books?

Titles are one of the hardest thing for me to come up with. I write 65,000-80,000 word novels usually so trying to encompass that book into a 2-5 word title is… hard.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Just for Fun

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

What do you do for fun?

Oh, fun. I remember fun.

No, I kid. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had a ton of time for fun but I do try to have it when I can.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Creativity

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

Are you creative in other ways?

Yes? I say it with a question mark because it’s kind of true. I think most people are creative. Obviously I put most of my creative energy into writing, which means I don’t have a lot left over for anything else.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: The fun of creation!

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from Kate Pearce:

What is your favorite part of creating a new book?

That is such a hard answer to give! First, let me tell you a little more about my process. I have an idea and I flesh that out into a blurb for myself.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: My Furr Babies

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from Michelle Clark Waddoups:

Do you have any animals?

I do! We have two cats, Harley and Quinn. We got Harley in 2001 from the Bellevue Animal Shelter in Washington State.  She’s a mama’s girl who likes to sit with me wherever I am.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Halloween

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is in honor of the upcoming holiday:

Are you a Halloween person? What was your favorite Halloween costume? Would you ever go dressed as one of your characters?

I would say I really like the concept of Halloween, but I’m not really a Halloween person as an adult.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Influential Books

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from a bunch of people :

What books have influenced you?

The answer to this probably depends on the moment and what kind of influence I’m thinking of at the moment. I also have some really influential/favorite movies that would also be hard to whittle down.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: The Full Time Writer

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from a bunch of people :

How many hours a week do you write?

That’s a tough question. I write 12 pages a day, 5 days a week and sometimes on weekends (I do working weekends where I write and off weekends where I try to unplug entirely).… [Read more...]