2020 starts off with Temptation. It’s a book I wrote to cleanse my mind and my heart after writing such emotional books (Against All Odds, Listen, and Falling). I kind of fell in love with Brook Wellington. Powerful, strong, smart, beautiful, rich, and an ice queen. Meow! I was scared to write this story because it’s about a nanny who falls in love with her employer and I had to make it deep enough that would keep the readers invested, and still keep it somewhat light. It’s always dangerous when you are writing about children, but having dated women with children, I have enough experience to make the situation believable. Noah’s a great kid and I can’t wait for you all to meet him. My MC, Cassie Miller, had to grow up fast and fell into the best situation for her. There’s love and loss and so many tropes - I can’t keep up.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy losing myself in my stories. I have always been a die-hard reader. I learned to read when I was four and we didn’t have TV so I literally only had books to entertain myself. When we finally did get TV, I saw a movie with Carrie Fisher and John Ritter (Leave Yesterday Behind) and right then and there I knew I was going to be a writer. I would go to bed early and think of their relationship and how I would have made things different for them. I was obsessed about this movie and would think about it constantly. I’m sure if I watched it today I would be like ‘wtf? it’s not even that good’ – but at the time, it was everything to me. It solidified me as a romantic, a wannabe writer, and a champion of love.
As 2019 rolls to an end, I wanted to leave it with a cute feel good story so I wrote a novella called Tinsel that’s out December 1st. It’s about a lost kitten who finds her forever home and manages to make two women connect and fall in love. There are so many things in this world that keep two people apart, so it’s always nice to write about the happily ever after. I will always write about true love, happy pets, and hopefully will make you laugh along the way.