|An Unexpected Gift|
about your book, An Unexpected Gift.
of places, with each other.
leads, William Prescott will do anything to find his missing sister, even blackmail
a fragile young woman into helping him. But he never plans to fall in love with
this mysterious woman with a troubled past.
more than to live a normal life. But when her brother, a doctor, suddenly leaves
town without a word, she is forced to use her medical knowledge to help an injured
man who puts her life in danger. Can she keep herself safe as she tends Lazarus,
or is her heart more vulnerable than she realizes?
period or place?
of life in London
outside those of the aristocracy. Both Olivia and Lazarus live on the very fringes
line. In writing that story, Lazarus appeared on the page larger than life. I had
a hard time controlling him and keeping him from taking over the story. It only
made sense that I tell his story as well.
will like the most? Why?
aren’t necessarily legal and right, he does them with the best of intentions. He
goes out of his way to protect those he considers his family and is loyal to a fault.
dough to be very relaxing. It’s also a great way to work out scene in my head while
doing something constructive. Of course, the smell of freshly baked bread filling
the house isn’t a bad thing either.
of the moment?
paragraphs detailing the main points of each chapter, but other than that, I let
my characters have free reign and write where they take me.
when I get home from my day job. I have a weekly goal of twenty-five pages of new
material each week. It helps keep me on track and not lose the threads of the story.
plot points, any scenes or snippets of dialogue and anything else that comes to
me. If I’m out, I have a small pocket sized notebook I keep in my purse for the
same thing, though I have been known to write on the paper napkins when at a restaurant.
short story I’d written and I had a hard time keeping it within the word count requirements
to be a novella. I kept having to go back and delete subplots and the like.
It’s the fifth book in her Charley Davidson series. If you haven’t read any of them
yet, I highly recommend them, but read them in order. For research purposes, I’m
reading The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes: The True Story of A Forgotten Hero in
by Mark Urban.
own luck by taking advantage of opportunities presented to us.
popular on the radio station. When I’m writing, I listen to classical music.
take formal piano lessons some day.
I Am Sam. Sean Penn was amazing.
Please complete the sentence
to hear the rhythm of the dialogue.
on the planet.
them. I don’t have any problem getting other people to kill them for me though.