‘Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.’
What ages are your characters?
The age depends on whether the character is a hero, heroine, or secondary character. My heroes and heroines always fall into the range of twenty to thirty-five. Young debutantes in my stories are always in their young twenties, while the spinsters are mid-twenties to early thirties. The heroes can be anywhere from late twenties to mid-thirties.
The age of secondary characters depends on their type. Parents to the hero or heroine are, obviously, in their later, golden years. Friends to the hero or heroine are always around the same age as their comrade. Innkeepers, laymen, servants, and other secondary characters vary… I just gave a longer explanation than necessary, huh?
What special things or places inspire you to write?
Anything British! Cornwall has inspired the scenery in the latter half of one of my projects. London townhouses, Almack’s Assembly Rooms, Hatchard’s Bookshop, Vauxhall, St. James, Hyde Park, Rotten Row, and St. Giles are but a few places that have inspired recent projects.
For my next release, Love Amongst the Egyptian Sands, Ancient Egyptian tombs, architecture, and religion were all means of inspiration. And, also, the story of Howard Carter discovering King Tut’s tomb.
What is the one message you hope women will receive when they read your stories?
Be strong in who you are. Follow your dreams, hopes, and prayers. Never settle for anything in life. Always strive for what you deserve, especially in love.
I am not the only author participating in Romance Weekly! There are over a dozen other writers participating in this fun and fabulous event where each Tuesday we will go behind the scenes about writing, publishing, and romance novels! The next author this week is LaNora Mangano! Follow the link to see how she beautifully answered these same questions.