What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
Dealing with critics.
Do you intend to make writing a career?
I would like to.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I’m working on many things. There is an untitled (as of yet) work in progress releasing in September 2013. It’s a little different for me. Contemporary romance, but about people in their 30’s. My characters have all been college age so far. I am also writing Immortal Star, the sequel to Bitter Fruits, my New Adult paranormal erotic romance that is scheduled to be published in the winter. Finally, I am thinking about something from Jack’s POV – either as a companion or follow up to Forget Me Not.
Can you tell us about your main character?
Lily is almost 19 and a freshman in college. She’s always had a crush on Derek, her brother’s best friend. When she was a senior in high school, she got her chance with them and they’ve been dating since. However, now that she is going off to school (not the same school as Derek), she can’t seem to figure out what she wants. She feels disconnected from her new friends, but there doesn’t seem to be much left at home for her, either. Lily hopes Derek will remain her one constant, but he’s changing, too.
What was the hardest part about writing this book?
I wonder if people will really care about the angsty problems of college relationships!
How much of the book is realistic?
It’s extremely realistic. Although Lily has a very different experience than my own college experiences, she’s still similar in the way that she’s just trying to make sense of everything. The relationship drama (and melodrama), the black and white emotional distinctions, the raging sex drives – all of these are typical of college for many people.
Genre – New Adult Erotic Romance
Rating – X