I have to admit to being a bit boondoggled on to how to keep up this blog and what content to add. So far, it has been a bit of a mash-up. I thought that perhaps it was time to have some continuity.
Thus, I have decided to have a set list of questions that I would ask blog guests. It’s one way for fellow authors to promote themselves while allowing readers a glimpse into their private lives.
I haven’t the foggiest idea as to how this will succeed or not.
As a start, I am answering the questions. Here goes my trial by fire …
1. What influenced you to become a writer?
Me: I have been writing ever since composing picture books for fellow students in elementary school. In junior high, I used to compose romance novellas for fellow students. My greatest influence, however has been fellow authors. I was a voracious reader who absorbed Louisa May Alcott, Jules Verne, the Bronte sisters, Barbara Cartland and, much later, Danielle Steele. Only after leaving the corporate world of marketing and outside sales did I become a full time writer and, now, author.
2. What do you write?
Me: I write women’s fiction and single title romance. After all, I still believe in “happily ever after.”
3. What type of hero is your favorite?
Me: I prefer brooding heroes who are good guys at heart. Strong yet sensitive. I have a bias toward dark haired men with masculine features and penetrating eyes.
4. What’s your favorite country?
Me: Hmmm, France. I love the history and laid-back, creative lifestyle
5. What’s your favorite city?
Me: Paris, France for all of its hurried excitement. The atmosphere, flair, food, romance, love of dogs, architecture, romantic language …
6. What’s your favorite color?
Me: Does leopard print count?
7. What is your favorite hobby?
Me: Middle Eastern belly dance, though it is more of a second profession. I instruct and perform (www.NailahDance.com)
8. Where do you like to hang out for relaxation?
Me: There’s no place like home with family and my beloved dogs.
9. Do you have a favorite beverage?
Me: I’m a stick in the mud, lemon0lime flavored seltzer and an occasional glass of white wine or a Cosmopolitan.
10 What is the most unique thing about you?
Me: That I’m actually a shy introvert who taught herself to be outgoing, conversational and I love to try new things.
11. Is there a secret that only your inner circle knows that you’re finally willing to share?
Me: I’m afraid of elevators. Part of it is claustrophobia but the other part is based on the fact that I was stuck in one as a child, in the Empire State Building in New York City, of all places!
12. What would you like to promote?
Me: My latest Crimson Romance is now out in Print-on-Demand paperback!