1 Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, hobbies, pets, etc).
I live in the way north suburbs of Chicago with my husband, four kids and spoiled black lab named Roxy. I’m a Chicago sports nut (GO CUBS, GO BLACKHAWKS!!!) I love, love, love photography, martinis, reading and wasting hours on Pinterest!
2 How did you get into writing and why romance?
All of my life I actually wanted to write children’s books, but as I got older and became a mom myself, I kind of grew out of that. Instead, the idea of writing books, particularly romance interested me. I love the idea of creating these worlds and these relationships and doing what I want with them. I told my mom it’s kind of like playing with Barbies as an adult. And I LOVE love. I’ve been madly in love with my husband for 18 years and I’m still totally crazy about him, so it makes writing romance fun!
3 Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?
Haha! My teenagers might read this one day…no comment. 😉
4 Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV Series.
Ooooh, this one is tough. There are so many books/series I’d love to see on the big screen. The Slammed series by Colleen Hoover is one of my all-time favs and hopefully we’ll get to see that one soon. I’d also LOVE to see On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves. That was already optioned also and I’m really crossing my fingers about it. Another one I’d have to pick, (I told you this was tough), would be CJ Roberts’s Dark Duet series. It’s so twisty and dark and gritty and I would love to watch that one come alive. While we’re at it, I would also like to request that Charlie Hunnam play Caleb. YUM!
5 Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
Read it? No. Bought it? Yes. Hundreds. HAHA!
6 What is your ideal way to end a long day?
I’m going to go all cheese ball here and say with my hubs. My day is usually totally insane with the kids going 800 different directions, plus writing and e-mails and promotion, etc so when my day ends I love curling up with my guy and just chatting about the little stuff. We’ve also been known to throw down a mean game of bowling on the Wii from time to time. I’m SUPER competitive so something fun is right up my alley. (See what I did there?)
7 Describe your ultimate holiday.
Okay…I’m deciding that holiday means vacation and not Christmas because OMG, I love talking about vacation. Who doesn’t love vacation, right?! We actually took my dream vacation last year. Walt Disney World!!! We went for a week and stayed at Animal Kingdom in a room overlooking the animals! I think—scratch that—I know I was more excited than my kids. We had the best time and I can’t WAIT to go back again next year. Now if I could just talk my hubby into going for 10 days instead of a week. 😉
8 Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?
I’m a sucker for the good guy. (Obviously, look at Brody…haha!) I love the Will Coopers and TJ Callahans of the world but Braden Carmichael and his delicious, dirty mouth also holds a special place in my heart.
9 What turns you on and what turns you off?
Ooooh, fun question! Turn ons…I LOVE an athletic guy. Backwards hats, little bit of scruff, tattoos are yummy, too. I’m also more into blue-collar, get-dirty-with-your-hands type of guy as opposed to a man in a suit. Turn offs…Smoking, getting sloppy drunk and being rude to wait staff. Boo! Those dudes suck!
10 Boxers or briefs? Or commando???
Commando, duh. (If I had to pick, it would be boxer briefs. Gives you a little somethin’ somethin’ to look at without revealing too much.) Seriously though, commando.
11 Who is on your top five “Freebie List”? Who could you sleep with that your partner won’t mind?
Holy crap, only five???? Okay….
- Charlie Hunnam
- Kris Bryant (#17 for the Chicago Cubs. Look him up…you’ll thank me.) *No need, here he is and damn…*
- Bruce Willis (don’t tease me)
- Paul Rudd
- Bradley Cooper
I literally have like 50 more…
12 You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant. Who would you invite to join you?
My husband (I know, so lame), Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Hanks.
13 How can our readers connect with you?
Please connect with me!! I’m super chatty and once we start talking, I’ll probably never leave you alone! Haha!