Hi, Delaine and welcome to
the Plotting Princesses.
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How did you get from your day job to writing romance? I’ve always played around with writing. During my Master’s Degree program, my professors suggested that I explore writing. I decided to listen to them. So many things happen in my day job as a Medical Sales Rep that I think “that would make a great story!”
What are your three favorite books of all time? Palomino by Danielle Steel, Exposed to You by Beth Kery and Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie.
Morning, afternoon, or evening person? Evening for sure!
Music--with or without? With!!! What kind? Pop and Jazz
First or third POV? First
How's tricks? Do you juggle multiple projects? Yes, but not intentionally! I start a project and my mind entertains interruptions from these other stories. It is fun and frustrating at the same time.
What's harder: beginning, middle, or the end? The beginning.
Revisions: Love 'em or hate 'em? Hate ‘em. A simple revision can change more than one dynamic story line. That’s the tricky part.
How did you come up with that title? Best advice anybody every gave you? My first title was picked by my dear friend. My other titles have just come to me, mostly while driving down the highway. “Don’t stop just because one person doesn’t like it. There’s always one idiot in the bunch.” My dear husband and true fan!
Fill in this blank: My ideal fictional hero would think me gorgeous no matter…how messy my hair was and without a trace of makeup on.
What's your favorite dessert? Not ‘Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding
Do you write at home or someplace else? At Home and anywhere I can
What's your favorite type of hero/heroine and why? My favorite heroine is one that has to find her strengths, not necessarily overly confident. My favorite hero is one who can fill in the blanks for his lovely and love her for having blanks to fill. He helps her find who she is, rather than telling her who she isn’t.
An excerpt from Running to You:
Never let it be said that a great outfit can’t make or break a situation.
“Yes, I’m available, Grayson,” I barely whispered, still trying to catch my breath and calm my out-of-control heartbeat. I could only hope that I wasn’t blushing, too. “And yes, I’m definitely interested.”
He kissed me again, only much less gently this time, knowing for sure that this is what we both wanted. Between the headiness of his confession and the thrill of his hands moving against my bare arms in a heated trail of touch, I was doing my best to stay standing upright.
“By the way,” he said, still close to me, “that is now my favorite skirt.”
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Thanks, Delaine, for being with the PP. Good luck with your writing and your book.