10 Nosy Questions
Your life in a nutshell. In a nutshell? 8th grade English teacher for fifteen years, marriage and two kiddos, a social media business which I co-founded, five years a curriculum specialist and then in 2017, after the publication of my second book in the Border Series, a dream career. A few dozen Disney trips in between.
What book do you recommend to everyone – even people who don’t ask? Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught.
Which of your quirks have you written into a character? My inability to remember names which is a constant source of jokes among family and friends. I think that one was actually written into two character profiles.
Have you written someone who was rude into a book so you could get eternal payback? Not yet, but there’s still time …
Which book boyfriend would you run away with? If I weren’t married, I’d have to say Bryce from The Lord’s Captive. To this day he is still one of my all time favorite heros.
Have you ever taken a book-cation? On a cruise around the British Isles, I actually got to visit the castle which inspired Kenshire Castle in the Border Series. It’s called Bamburgh Castle in England and it’s absolutely breathtaking.
What Fandom do you geek out over? So many! Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and all things Disney!
Does anyone in your family read your books? If they do can they look you in the eye at Thanksgiving? Although I sometimes wish they didn’t my parents and sister all read the books. And yes, it’s a tad bit embarrassing!
How many more stories are rattling around in your brain trying to get out? A million. Seriously, I never lack ideas and sometimes wish I could clone myself to get them all written.
What did you have the most fun with in your last novel? Since it was the series finale, I had a blast bringing back characters from nearly everyone of the nine books that preceded it. Because of this, it was my absolute favorite to write in the whole series.
Tease Us With Your Newest Book
King. Country. Love. He can choose only one.
Neill Waryn is known throughout England as the champion knight who cannot lose. His victory at the Tournament of Peace is the only one that matters to him, however, for it earns him a boon from the English king. Rather than ask for the wealth or riches, he requests that the king remove the corrupt official who is destroying the fragile peace along the border between England and Scotland. His brothers and sister are the borderers, and nothing matters more to him than
Neill’s reward comes at a price – he is asked to promise himself to one of the queen’s favored ladies. Although he’s reluctant to enter into an arranged marriage, it’s a price he’s willing to pay. Until he meets Kathryn Baird. The beauty is clearly a highborn lady, yet she’s working at The Wild Boar Inn as a common servant. He’s immediately intrigued by her, and when she petitions him to bring her to Scotland he finds he can’t refuse. Little does he know Kathryn’s mysterious past will play into his own attempts to restore peace at the border. Fate has brought them together, but is it powerful enough to overcome a promise made to the king?