Christine, Thank you for hosting me for these last few days of 2012. Your website is always full of exciting info on books, writing and authors so I really appreciate this opportunity to meet new potential readers.
Now, a little about me. Usually, I write historical romance novels. My first three books focus on strong women in the old west. However, my latest novel ‘Regardless’ is a step in a new direction for me into the sci-fi/gay genre. It’s the story of two men in the future who, against all odds, find themselves in love. As with all my novels, it is very character driven. These characters have many good points, but they can also be very human. By human, I mean they often follow their hearts versus their minds. And, this sometimes brings them to do some naughty things, which make my books adult reading. They are not of the ’50 Shades ….’ naughty, just true to adult relationships.
As for our questions for this last week of 2012:
Are any of your books centered around Christmas? Tell us a bit about them please.
My first novel ‘After the War, Before the Peace’ is not centered around a Christmas theme, but there is a pivotal scene of a family reunion that sets the premise for the story. The father and two oldest brothers fought for the South in the U.S. Civil War. The mother and two youngest brothers kept the home fires burning while they were gone. Once the war ended, the second oldest brother arrives home a few months after the war ended. The father arrives home a few months later. On Christmas Eve, the family is trying to have a warm, grateful dinner despite their melancholy at the absence of the oldest son. The mother is reading the bible story of the birth of Jesus when her oldest son arrives at the door to their cabin and begins to sing the words of the mother’s favorite Christmas carol – ‘All is calm, all is bright’. Now, for the Farrell family, the war is truly ended. However, each of them know that any peace of mind or heart will take time as they adjust to a way of life so different than any one of them ever expected.
And for the New Year, of course: what are your 5 New Year’s writing/reading resolutions?
Ordinarily, I never make New Year’s resolutions. But, this question intrigued me and I decided to set some goals. 1 – Finish the 6th and last novel of the Farrell family saga by the end of March. 2 – Get the 2nd novel of the Farrell family in print by the end of March. 3 – Have several book signings set up in San Francisco and Phoenix during the first six months of 2013. 4 – Start on the sequel to ‘Abby-Finding More Than Gold’ by the end of April. 5 – Appear on the New York Times bestseller list by the end of 2013.
Thanks so much for stopping by Christine’s blog. Please leave a comment on these questions or share with us how you would answer them. Your comment might just win you a $50 Amazon gift certificate when we draw one lucky winner at the end of our blog tour. And, I’d like for you to stop by my blog www.poppensthoughtsonwritingandstuff.blogspot.com where you will meet Ann Tracy Marr, a romance author with a splash of magic.
Also, we invite you to visit the blogs of all the authors taking part in this Holly Jolly Christmas blog. And, leave a comment for another entry in our fifty-dollar gift certificate drawing!
Kelley Heckart – http://www.kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/
Christine London – http://www.christinelondon.com/
Regan Taylor – http://regantaylorsworld.blogspot.com/
Regina Andrews – http://worldofgood-gina.blogspot.com/
Angie Dobson – http://www.loveromancesandmore.blogspot.com/