author, The Braddock series
Fill in the blank favorites – The type of heroes
I love are all different, depending on the story. I’ve always loved alpha heroes, especially if they have been emotionally injured. But I also love that geeky hero who is immersed in his work.
One thing they have in common is they are all honorable and strong.
The type of heroines I love are strong, and it comes from what they have endured. They heroine may not know she possesses this quality. She must be willing to do anything for those she loves, and she, too, must be honorable.
Most writers are readers. What are some of the books you have on your nightstand and/or on your "must read" list?
I would most likely have a technical writing book. I love them. I love finding that jewel on writing I might have missed.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read mostly contemporary romance, but I also love historical, mystery, and romantic suspense.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?
The most rewarding thing about being a writer is hearing that someone likes what I have written, and that maybe my books have brought them some enjoyment.
Do you have a favorite comment or question from a reader?
My favorite comment from a reader is that they cried on the second book. (It was a beta reader, so it was read in manuscript form.) I think when a reader emotionally connects to a book, then the writer has done his or her job, whether they are laughing, crying, or on the edge of their seat.
What are the elements of a great romance for you?
For me, the elements of a great romance are that the hero and heroine be believable and that the reader must be able to empathize with them.
If you could sum your main character into five words, what would they be?
Carly Braddock in the first book of The Braddock series is strong, spirited, independent, family-orientated, and honorable.
What are your hero and heroine of the story like?
I hope my characters in this series come across as people the readers can identify with. This is a small-town series.
Do you have a favorite character you have written so far?
Roxie Montgomery in the third book of The Braddock series I’m working on is my favorite character so far. Her house is a mad house, just like mine was when my kids were growing up. She wants what most mom’s want, to make positive changes in her life, to lose weight, to get organized, and she’s made a plan to do it.
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