If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
That’s tough. There’s honestly nobody out there that really and truly fits the characters in YOUR MOVE. I have some pictures I found online that are them to a T, but I have no idea who they are, and I’ve never seen them on or in anything before. If I had to choose off the top of my head, I might go with Scarlett Johansen with a platinum pixie cut, tattoos, and brown eyes for Mel, and Brant Daugherty with green eyes for Vaughn.
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Just…THANK YOU! Without you, authors like me would just be writing and saving stuff to our hard drives. The fact that you’re willing to take a chance on new stories and world and characters and wordsmiths is what makes our days!
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
So there’s a scene in YOUR MOVE where they all get together for a cookout and to watch the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings. I’d want to join in on that!
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
I don’t think that any character is 100% fictional. You inevitably draw things from real life when you write, even if you don’t actually mean to. Mel reminds me a lot of the characters from James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club books, but she has some of my traits as well—something I didn’t realize until the book had been out for a while. Vaughn reminds me a tiny bit of my high school boyfriend. For the most part, they’re straight out of my imagination, though.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?
I had a pretty tight rein on my peeps. All except for Dorian. Dorian took over. That cat is a menace. LOL
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
So, if you like feel-good and a bit funny second chance romances with a strong heroine and a soft-hearted hero, all mixed up with some mystery and a cast of side characters you’d want to text the next day, then YOUR MOVE is a great move…for you!
Have you written any other books that are not published?
As mentioned, I have THE RELIC a thriller in the Willow Falls universe, SEASONS CHANGE the romantic suspense book #2 in the Willow Falls series, BLUE FORTY-TWO (which at the time of me writing this isn’t out yet, but it will be on 9/14!), book #3 of the Willow Falls series is in the works, and my paranormal romance thriller that will be released next fall, which I would LOVE to tell you the title for, but can’t. Yes, I’m a tease.
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
Hmmm, I’m going to go with Yankee Candle’s Crisp Fall Night. It is bergamot, grapefruit, and black peppercorn, with mid notes of lavender and maple leaf, and a base of vetiver and oak.
What did you edit out of this book?
I cut several amazing scenes. I actually have a video of me reading one of them, a scene with Mel and Vaughn stuck in a parking lot as she waits for a tow truck for her Jeep, flirting and talking about food. I adored the scene, but it just didn’t work to move the story forward so it got the ax. I think I’ll release some of those scenes as bonus material to my newsletter subscribers at some point.
Is there a writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
I would LOVE to sit down and talk with Dean Koontz. Aside from Poe, he’s my favorite author of all time and maybe if I could talk to him, I’d finish this stupid thriller and the horror I’ve been playing with for what seems like forever. LOL
Fun Facts/Behind the Scenes/Did You Know?’-type tidbits about the author, the book or the writing process of the book.
YOUR MOVE started as a friend and author saying… “So, what if you found something in your purse that wasn’t yours?”