Nicole and I were already very good friends and prayer partners. I knew but Valerie was a newcomer to me. It was such fun to work with these ladies. We had a great time brainstorming, working on each other’s stories, and finding ways to make the pieces fit together as a cohesive whole.
What is the hardest thing about writing a part of a novella collection?
Making sure that my story intertwines well with the setting and characters that the other authors create. It’s a challenge, but fun, too.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
What a good question. Reagan, the heroine, just seemed to beg for her name. The hero went through several iterations. By the time I landed on Colton Ryan, I realized that’s one of my nephew’s names. Guess I’ll have to get busy naming heroes after my other nephews.
What are you reading right now?
I’m reading Tricia Goyer’s next Amish novel The Memory Jar for endorsement. And then I’m on to Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert, The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller, and My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade.
That's quite a list! I'm surprised you find time, what with your busy schedule. What other books have you written, whether published or not?
This is my 14th novel. This spring I participated in another novella collection Cherry Blossom Capers, set in D.C. and released in January. Then in April a full-length novel A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island released. While these are contemporary romances with mystery elements, I’ve also written seven novels set during World War II plus four other contemporary romances with either strong suspense or mystery threads.
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