On Writing and Reading…
What do you love most about being a writer?
Sharing my dreams with my readers is the greatest pleasure of all
What do you like least about being a writer?
There’s never anything to eat in my fridge
Do you have a favorite locale or setting for your novels? What is it and why is it your favorite?
Somewhere warm and sultry where the scent of blossom hangs in the air and music trickles into my senses
Which of the books you have written is your favorite?
To date- Desert King, Pregnant Mistress
What is your favorite recent Mills & Boon or Silhouette or MIRA title by another author?
The Future King’s Pregnant Mistress by Penny Jordan
What are your five all-time favorite books (with authors)?
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen.
Anna Karenina Leonid Tolstoy
Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahamme
Black Beauty Anna Sewell
What one specific piece of advice would you give a would-be writer trying to kick-start a career?
Research the market you are targeting and then throw everything into pursuing your dream.
Describe the ultimate romantic meal.
Fruit fondue with chocolate sauce
What is your all-time favorite romantic movie?
The opening scene of Love Actually, where people are greeting loved ones at the airport is absolutely brilliant and always makes me fill up
What is your all-time favorite romantic song or composition?
Rachmaninov’s, Theme on a rhapsody by Paganini
What is the most romantic gesture or gift you have received?
A diamond heart on my wedding anniversary
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Keeping a sense of humour is essential!
What tip would you give your readers to make their lives more romantic?
Treat yourself to something that makes you feel special
Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever traveled?
The misty glens of Scotland before the midges arrive- you have to get up really early to avoid them!
All About Me…
Besides writing, what other talent would you most like to have?
I’d like to be able to paint all the lovely places I’ve visited.
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my husband for putting up with me
Do you have a good luck charm or superstition?
I toss salt over my shoulder if I spill any
Share one of your favorite indulgences with us.
Chocolate and champagne
What quality do you most admire in a man?
Honesty, loyalty and integrity
What is the one thing you've always wanted to do, but never had the courage to try?
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
A music teacher
What quote or personal saying do you live by? Who said it?
I feel this saying in my heart- but I’m too practical and ‘busy busy’ to live by it: We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams… Arthur O’ Shaughnessy
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