Are any of your characters people in real life? In the sequel to The Highlander's Accidental Bride, a friend's three-year-old daughter was the model for young Gilda, the heroine's daughter.
What influences your book title; sales potential or artistic integrity? The Highlander's Accidental Bride was originally titled The Accidental Bride, but I felt it needed clarification so a potential reader would instantly know the genre. So, I added "Highlander", and here we are! :-)
Would your book(s) work best as a 2 hour movie or a television mini-series? I would love to see each of them as a 2 hour movie, with a sequel each year!
What about your genre appeals to you the most? I love the research, the moving back in time, though I have to say I'm not sure how I'd fare in 14th century Scotland. There are a few creature comforts from this century I am too accustomed to. As far as the romance genre, I absolutely adore the Happy Ever After.
If you were to write outside of your usual genre, what other genre would you try? I think I would write romantic suspense (actually, I wrote this genre for a short time before settling into historical romance). I guess the action appeals to me.
Have you ever killed off a character that you really liked for the sake of the story, even though you really didn't want to? No, but my critique partners seem to live in fear that I might. :-) I did get warned to make a certain secondary character's life too difficult.
Quote a favorite line from your most recent book. In this scene, Mary is adamant she will not stay wed to Laird Scott.
"I'll not stay here a moment longer. I will not stay if I am not with child." Eaden twitched his gaze to the bed and back at her. "Would you care to increase the odds?"
What is the best and least likeable thing about being an author? The best thing, imho, is creating- characters and their storylines- and having a Happy Ever After. The worst is probably not being able to devote as much time as I'd like to writing.
Dark or Milk chocolate? Either, though I can convince myself I'm eating/ snacking healthier if I'm eating dark chocolate!
Cappucino, Expresso or Tea? Tea. I've fallen in love with Chai tea latte. I can't seem to get enough of it.
In regards to cover art, half-naked couples in a clinch, or timeless scenery? I prefer the timeless scenery.
Thanks so much for the interview! It's been a lot of fun!
(The Highlander's Accidental Bride will be available Feb. 27, 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing.)