Today we are lucky enough to have another wonderful author interview. Stacy Henrie, author of Lady Outlaw, is here with us to tell us a bit about herself and her writing.
Give us a bit of your background (where are you from, your family, traveling adventures)
I’m a stay-at-home of three, who writes during naptime, and lives in Utah. I love the mountains, but being a California native, I do wish we had the ocean nearby. J I love road trips and traveling, though I did more of it before having a family. The farthest I’ve been is the British Isles, and I’m eager to go back again.
What is your favorite genre to write?
I love writing inspirational historical romances because it combines four things I love—history, faith, romance and happy endings!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read a lot of inspirational historical romances—since that’s what I write—but occasionally I surface from “living” in the past and instead read a funny contemporary romance.
What got you started on your writing journey?
I made a goal when I was 11 to write and publish a book, but I didn’t seriously start writing until shortly after becoming a mom. Eight years later, my first book LADY OUTLAW was published. It’s been a long—and often difficult road—but it’s been the right one for me.
What other things do you have planned with your writing for the rest of the year 2012?
I have a WWI inspirational romance series being published by Grand Central Publishing in 2014, so I’m currently working on that. The first book in the three-book series is completed and I’m working on the second right now.
What are the elements of a great romance for you?
A happy ending is a must! J I love good, strong chemistry between the hero and heroine while keeping things on the sweet, clean end. I like strong heroines and good, kind heroes. A kiss near the middle of the book is also a definite plus!
If you could sum your main character into five words, what would they be?
Jennie Jones is a strong, stubborn, resourceful, outlawing red-head!
Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?
The outlaw in this book is the heroine, which was such a fun twist to write! So if you like a high-adventure, romantic story with a tough female protagonist and a handsome ranch hand, you’d enjoy LADY OUTLAW.
Do you have a favorite character you have written so far?
Picking a favorite is hard, but Caleb Johnson—the hero of LADY OUTLAW—is at the top of the list. He didn’t always have the tragic past he does now, but once I added that element of loss and revenge and redemption, he became a much loved character.