This week, my guest is fellow Crimson author Ellen Parker who has been gracious enough to answer my twelve questions.
1) What influenced you to become a writer?
I’ve always enjoyed reading a wide variety of stories. One year I must have encountered two or three poorly written books in a row and decided that I could do better. After all, I’d created characters and stories for my children when they were small and the wait was long.
2) What do you write?
I write romantic suspense of the sweeter variety.
3) What type of hero is your favorite?
My favorite type of hero is a man who knows what he wants – or thinks he does – until a smart, strong-willed woman comes along and changes his mind and his world.
4) What’s your favorite country?
That would have to be the USA. Last year I completed the goal of setting foot in all fifty states. The variety and wonder of the country can boggle the mind.
5) What’s your favorite city?
For visiting you can’t beat Chicago. For living I’ll take a smaller place.
6) What’s your favorite color?
Blue like a summer sky — whether it’s found in a piece of clothing, household furnishings, or a handsome man’s eyes.
7) What is your favorite hobby?
In addition to writing? I enjoy playing hand bells with the church group.
8) Where do you like to hang out for relaxation?
Home sweet home.
9) Do you have a favorite beverage?
Coffee, coffee, coffee gets me going in the morning.
10) What is the most unique thing about you?
The variety of places I’ve lived and the reasons I moved from one to another.
11) Is there a secret that only your inner circle knows that you’re finally willing to share?
Back in the Dark Ages, when I graduated from high school, it was possible to be class valedictorian without having a perfect 4.0 grade point.
12) What would you like to promote?
I’d like to promote Starr Tree Farm. It has recently been released in the print-on-demand edition for readers who like the feel of turning the pages as they read. It’s a sweet romantic suspense set in western Wisconsin – in a fictional village very much like the one I grew up in.
Thank you, Ellen!