Do you have a recurring theme in your work, either intentional or unintentional? What is it and why do you think you chose that particular theme?
I tend to write series romance, meaning I write books that relates to the series.
I don’t always start out with that idea in mind, but it never fails that when I focus on my Hero and Heroine then suddenly my side characters are starting to look like a fun job to write their story.
My current and upcoming March release, LOVE OVER TROUBLED WATERS, actually started out as one book and it wasn’t until I wasn’t even 1/4 of the way through writing it, I knew that I was going to end up writing a series with the same recurring theme. Plus my first book sets place in this small town where something eventful happens and how could that not involve everyone else in the town?
Do you carefully plot your stories, or do you plot as you write? Why do you think this particular ethos works for you?
I do plot…some. I’m not super careful about it in the beginning stages. It’s a loose plotted outline to get the story going. Once I’ve started writing it, I sometimes will loosely plot along the way so that means, my process can be, write, write, write…….then it’s time to think where things go next and I’ll plot a little outline from that point forward. Otherwise, I just write by the seat of my pants. J
Is there a particular genre (within romance) you could never write? Why?
I’m not sure I could write inspirational or historical.
With historical, one needs to know all of those tiny period facts that must be spot on and sadly, I don’t read enough historical to pull it off. And, I know that there are several subgenres in inspirational but there are some rules there as well that I don’t think I know. Can the Hero and Heroine have sex before marriage? Are swear words allowed?
All of that is kind of intimidating.
Be sure to Hop on over to my writing mate Amy Jareckie to see how she answered these same questions at