1 Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Iowa. I have three brothers, two older and one younger.
I started dating my husband when I was 15, then married him shortly after high school. We’ve been married for 28 years, together for a total of 36 years. We have three children – 2 sons and a daughter. And we live in Delaware now. I work full-time in addition to writing.
I have three brothers and two of them have guaranteed me they would not read my book, but my mom and two sisters-in-law have read it.
2 How did you get into writing and why romance?
I have always like to write, but my writing was mostly technical writing or process handbooks for work. I branched out to high school term papers and college papers for myself after going back to school, and when helping the kids.
A former manager of mine suggested I write a book, but that was because of the stories I’d tell about my family adventures. When I finally began seriously considering a book, someone told me write what I know so here I am, writing romance and erotica.
Twisted By Desire is my first published book, but not the first book I wrote. I have 13 works in progress that were started before TDB, and have one that is dying to be written after I publish Jaded By Desire.
3 Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?
It’s always a good thing to know you have your couple in true-to-life possible situations. I may have created a few of my sex scenes. Yeah, that’s where I’ll leave it J
4 Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV Series.
50 Shades of Grey was my first favorite series
and I actually decided to begin writing after I read it.
I think Harper Sloan’s Corps Security
series would be awesome as a movie or series.
Jaden Wilkes has some pretty racy books
that I’d love to see come to life on screen.
And now, I’m just going to say it, I’d like to see my Lust, Desire, and Love Trilogy become a series.
5 Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
Yes. The last book I read based on the cover was The Word Master. That book was amazing.
6 What is your ideal way to end a long day?
I start to wind down with a bottle of wine while watching one of my recorded shows – Marriage Boot Camp, Modern Family, or Project Runway. Then when the TV goes off and I pull the covers up on me, I flip open my kindle and read until I’m ready to fall asleep.
7 Describe your ultimate holiday.
I try to make everyday a fantastic day and don’t do a lot of extra celebrating for holidays. But if I’m going to have an ultimate time, I’d prefer to be on a nude beach in Miami or the Caribbean.
8 Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?
I am a fickle book reader.It all started with Mr. Christian Grey – a lot in my life started with Christian Grey (wink, wink). Then I swooned over the Neanderthal caveman, Axel, one of Harper Sloan’s characters from her Corps Security series. But I think right now, Latch McKay from Reviving Haven is the front runner. He’s young and hot – have you seen the pictures from Cory’s teasers? (Fanning myself) He is closely followed by Jericho James from The Word Master. Jericho is a Dominant and a radio host of a program called the sub-club. O.M.G.
Kind of funny how the dominant’s are book-ends in that paragraph.
9 What turns you on and what turns you off?
ON: Height (6’ tall or taller); muscles/fit body; confidence; nice, straight, clean teeth; sense of humor; and dressed nice.
OFF: Height (I’m not into short men), sloppy clothes, arrogance, excessive sarcasm, excessive body hair (especially down there) and bad breath.
10 Boxers or briefs? Or commando???
11 Who is on your top five “Freebie List”?
So if I get five freebies (lucky me) – Zeke Samples, Joe Manganiello, Assad Shalhoub, DeAngelo Demonio and Alfie Gordillo. If anyone needs to tap out, Roman Reigns is my 6th man.
12 You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant. Who would you invite to join you?
My husband for sure, either Dan Akroyd or Eddie Murphy because we love them both from Saturday Night Live and some of their movies since then, and President Barack Obama.
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