FirGHPicture1st, tell us a bit about yourself. Where you’re from? Past jobs, awards, the usual bio stuff.

I am originally from upstate New York but have lived in Delaware and Maryland for the past twenty-four years. I used to work in software development and project management for financial institutions but was laid off in 2001. That was about a year and a half after I started writing so I was able to write full time for a few years.

What do you write?

I write sexy regency historical romances!

Who has been the most difficult character for you to write?

I think that has to be Somerton from Scandal of the Season. From the first moment he became a secondary character in Every Night I’m Yours, I had wanted to write his story. As the series progressed, I would get emails begging me to write his story. So there was a lot of expectation from the readers.

What characters are lying on your “office floor”? Why didn’t they come to life on the page and do you think they ever will? Or why not?

I have many characters hiding under my desk from previous stories. They will have to stay hidden as I wrote them before I knew much about character development. Maybe someday one will crawl out and be a fully formed character but not yet.

How much time does it usually take you to write a book?

Far too long! I work full time in addition to writing so it takes a good six months to write a book.

Any funny “researching your book stories” to share with readers?

It once took me three months to determine how long medical school was in the US in the 1870’s. That again refers to one of those books that will never see the light of day. It was 1 year, in case you’re wondering.

What do you find is the hardest part of writing?

Promotion! I’m not one to blow my own horn or jump up and down with a book in my hand. I’m far too much of an introvert. Just let me write the stories!

IEnticing The Earl (eBook)  smallf you could be one of your characters for a day which character would it be? Why?

Easy… Victoria from Scandal of the Season. Because she gets Somerton of course!

Who is your favorite hero that you’ve written? Why?

Somerton. Because he was a bad boy but had some redeeming qualities. I also really fell for Hart from Enticing the Earl. He was much more of a beta hero but he could go alpha, and when he did, it was not good.

What authors are in your TBR pile?

I think that should be what authors aren’t in my TBR pile. My pile is huge right now. First I have all the latest of the Bandits to read (I told  you I was far behind.) and then a bunch of historical romances because I hate to read them when I’m writing. I usually switch to contemporary romance when I’m writing.