Welcome back to my contribution to Romance Weekly.
I knew it was too good to last. Until now, these questions were easy and fun and not a lot to think about. Now.....they are getting tougher. Hmm, let's see...
Who is your favorite character you've written and why?
I think the answer to this question is probably, Shelly Barnes from "Love Encounters (release date August 2014) because when I decided that I was going to write this book, I knew that it was going to be an interracial book and never having written an interracial full length before, I need to draw on some real life experiences. So there's a little bit of my personality in Shelly's character, as well as a little of my husband's in Kevin.
Do you prefer to write your Hero or Heroine?
I think I prefer to write my Heroine because I can relate better to them. But I do love "trying" to write my Heroes too. Not many people know this about me, but I was a bit of a rough and tumble girl growing up. I had a lot of guy friends that I'd play soccer with, race bikes with or play softball, and a lot of their characteristics fascinated me. Amazing what you can learn about men when they let their guard down after you're accepted as just part of the "gang". I use some of that mentality when trying to write characteristics in the Heroes.
What are the three things you can't write without?
Wow...I'm not sure I can answer this one as it's intended. I hope that at some point in my writing career, I WILL write about anything and everything. Therefore, it's probably easier to answer what three things I haven't written about yet.
1. Abused heroes or heroines.
2. A murdered friend or relationship partner.
3. An inspirational, religious based book.
Don't forget to hop on over to my pal, Victoria Barbour http://victoriabarbour.com/blog to see how she answered these very same questions.