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April 30, 2013

Blog: Wearing the PP Crown today is guest Delaine Roberts & Running to You

Hi, Delaine and welcome to
the Plotting Princesses.
Let's jump right in and
get to know more about you!

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.”

Find Delaine at:
Twitter: @delaineroberts
Facebook: delaine.robertsauthor
Find Delaine's Running to You at:

Thanks, Delaine, for being with the PP. Good luck with your writing and your book.


Unknown said...

Thank you for having me! I look forward to Running To You (Book 1 of the Running Series to go live sometime this week on Amazon and B&N. Smashwords already has it up.)

Writing on a personal level is so rewarding, putting it out for the public... so scary!

I think I'll put some jazz on in the background and simmer today with you all! It's going to be a fun day!

Grayson would light some candles for us and draw us a bath...

:) DeLaine

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Delaine! Candles, bath--oh my! what a nice guy. Thank you, Delaine, for joining the PP. Anything new coming for you?

Kathy Ivan said...

Hey DeLaine

Great sharing the day with you here at the Plotting Princesses. That excerpt is great, looks like another book I'll be adding to my enormous TBR list on the Kindle.

I'm a candle girl, too. I always have a scented candle burning while I'm writing. Currently its Trapp's Fig and Mimosa.

Congratulations on the release. Wishing you many sales, my friend.

Unknown said...


Thank you for the warm wishes. Yes, Running To You release this week and the sequel, Two Sides of a Heartbeat will release in the summer (hoping June).

Chasing Air (a stand alone) will come in the fall.

***Grayson is a candlelight and music all night kindof guy:)

Thanks again for giving the crown of the day!


Melissa Keir said...

Congrats on your release! I don't struggle with the beginning but the middle. I know how the story begins and ends but the middle is a mystery!

Unknown said...


I've been told by my editor that my middle is often stretched out! Funny thing... which middle is she referring to? Ha Ha

Truthfully, the first part is almost like fear to get it started, but then the project just rolls. My biggest hiccup is not wanting their story to end...

Thanks for your comments ladies! I enjoyed wearing the crown!