The World Blog Tour
Thank you, Rachel Eliason, for including me in The World Blog Tour. Rachel’s post can be found here: http://rjeliason.com/the-world-blog-tour
These are the four questions I was asked to answer for the tour:
What am I working on?
I am currently working on the second novel in my Valley Series titled Return to Valley. The first in this series is titled In the Heart of Valley. I have another novel coming out soon titled Southern Sophistication which will be the second book in my Cowboy Temptation Series. The first book in this series is titled Cowboy Temptation ~ Colt and Cassy. I am also working with The Stiletto Girls on our seventh anthology in The Stiletto Series titled Stilettos in Sturgis.
How does my writing differ from other books in the same genre?
I enjoy writing romance novels about small southern towns because I grew up in one. The plots and characters come easily to me. I won’t say if they are modeled after anyone I knew growing up. That’s this author’s secret.
Our anthologies in the Stiletto Series are very unique. The anthology has the same theme through each story and you will find stilettos in each of the three stories. Together with Magnolia ‘Maggie’ Rivers and Angela K. Roe, we decide on a theme and each of us write our story and then combine them.
Why do I write what I do?
I write what I love. If I pick up a story to read, it’s a usually a romance. I love a plot with ‘happily ever after’ and nothing gives you that like a well written romance.
How does my writing process work?
I really don’t have a writing process. That would take all the fun out of writing if I had to follow a routine. It’s a spontaneous process. When inspiration hits, you have to be ready. So after I know the plot, the characters and story line comes to me as I write. I know other authors who write by chapters, some write from story boards, some from a collection of post-it notes. I start with Chapter One and write what comes to me until my characters take over the plot and tell me what to write. That’s the most interesting part of my writing for me. I enjoy letting them tell me the story.
Coming next week:
The World Blog Tour moves on to these two places:
Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers
A Southern girl born and bred, I began writing as a child, and sold my first piece of writing at the age of twenty-one. Growing up I spent as much time with books as I could. I still love that first smell of a book as you open its pages and the feel of them in my hand.
Like most writers, my house is filled with books I’ve read countless times. I could open my own library! I collect all things stilettos and have them sitting on every available space in my office. They tend to show up in a lot of my stories as does my micro-mini teacup Chihuahua named “Mouse”. Believe me though, she’s no mouse. I should have named her “Killer” instead!
I write hot, sexy, sizzling romances where the hero is just what my heroine needs. He’s strong and confident with broad shoulders and six-pack abs. His face is more rugged than handsome but he has a heart of gold hidden underneath all his protective armor.
Visit my website at: http://www.maggierivers.com
Or check out my blog at http://www.maggierivers.wordpress.com/
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Angela K. Roe
Is there anything better than a sexy man who makes you laugh? I don’t think so. I’ve been blessed to be married to just such a man for more than twenty years. The years we’ve spent together, our shared experiences of raising children, watching them marry and have children of their own, and dealing with the day to day living of life is never-ending fodder for my funny bone and my romance novels. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. Blessings, my friends!
Angela began writing as an escape from the teasing and torment of two older brothers. During her teen years, her stories turned from revenge to romance and she never looked back. She worked as a business owner, running a daycare center, and then moved to the mortgage industry where she closed refinance and renovation loans for one of the nation’s premier banks but all the while her passion remained in writing romance.
Aside from a year spent in Nashville, Angela and her family are Midwesterners through and through and live in Iowa. Her love of snow may not be popular, but it often inspires romantic scenes found throughout her books.