Writer Wednesday – Meet Angela Scavone!

Retriever puppyIt’s Writer Wednesday, and you know what that means! We’ve got an amazing author – in this case, romance writer Angela Scavone – with us to share a bit about themselves and their latest book.

Because we love authors! They give us their hearts on a page, and we soak it up and come begging for more.

Angela has no author photo to share with us, so I’m giving you this cute doggy. But she DID have stuff to say about writing and her newest release, A Journey Home, so read on! Continue reading Writer Wednesday – Meet Angela Scavone!

Writer Wednesday: Meet Linda O’Connor!

Linda O'Connor authorAnd…we’re back! After an unintentional one-week hiatus (thanks a LOT, gallbladder), #WriterWednesday returns, and we’ve got Linda O’Connor with us today. Thank you, Linda, for understanding why we postponed your interview from last week to this one – while being on Percocet has its benefits, recovering from surgery wasn’t exactly conducive to drafting a coherent post for you. And coherency is what we writers are all about, right?

Linda’s philosophy is “Laugh every day. Love every minute.” Now that’s something I can get behind. So settle in and read on to learn a bit more about Linda and her writing!

What inspires you to write?

Working with young adults! I’m a physician and I had the idea to try to incorporate medical advice into a romance novel. There were some basics I thought patients should know – mental health symptoms, birth control myths, how to take ownership of their health. I thought hey, if David Chilton of The Wealthy Barber fame can dole out financial advice in a barbershop, maybe I could dole out medical advice in a romance novel. I hoped it would be a little bit more appealing that the myriad of educational posters in my office! I’m really enjoying using my medical knowledge in a new way. I hope that readers will laugh, relax, enjoy the stories I’ve written, and maybe learn something too!

What type of romance do you love most, and why?

I’m usually reading for relaxation, so my favourite stories are contemporary romance with happily-ever-after endings, and romantic comedies that make me laugh. Because I’ve read so widely in this genre, it’s also the easiest to write. Plus it’s fun to be in a romantic comedy headspace all the hours that I spend writing.

Name one interesting thing you learned in researching/writing your last book:

Before I started writing I heard this advice: Write what you know. I didn’t appreciate how easy it was for me to write authentically about medical characters until I wrote about Rip, a police officer in Perfectly Planned (Book 3 in the Perfectly Series). I had so many questions about the small details. Luckily, I have a friend who patiently answered all of my questions – I loved learning the behind-the-scenes details of how the Tactics and Rescue Unit worked. Wow – they’re very brave! But going through that I truly appreciated how effortlessly I could bring an accurate medical feel to my writing.

And now a bit on Perfectly Planned:

PerfectlyPlannedFlat2_850She’s got it all Perfectly Planned . . .

Chloe Keay is on the hunt for the perfect sperm donor, but who knew it would be this hard? So many things to consider in a father – sure height and hair color are important, but what about the real issues. How does he feel about bagpipe music? Does he buy the extended warranty? Skittles or M&Ms? She doesn’t want an average Joe. She’s narrowed it down to two candidates and has the perfect plan to pick the heir and the spare.

Staff Sergeant Rip Logan, head of the elite Tactics and Rescue Unit, has a gut feeling that Chloe Keay is trouble. She’s a sexy little spark plug who radiates innocence, but it doesn’t jibe with her suspicious behavior and probing questions. The fact that he’s attracted irritates him. What exactly is she after? And should he go with his gut or follow his heart?

Planning for love – what could possibly go wrong?

Find Perfectly Planned here:


A Bit About Linda: 

writingLinda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at HomeSense. It turns out she loved writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician and it shows up in her stories) but otherwise she’s working at an Urgent Care Clinic or even better, dancing in a Zumba class (where they say there are no mistakes, only unexpected solos). Laugh every day. Love every minute.

Thanks so much, Linda! It was a pleasure to have you with us. 


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It’s Official Release Day! A Man of Character is HERE!

A Man of Character
A Man of Character

It’s here. Official Release Day. *deep breath*

A Man of Character is available RIGHT NOW in both Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon.

It’s a life-long dream come true, people.

I hope you’ll check it out, give it a chance, spread the word, let me know what you think.

If you’re willing to share this link, http://bit.ly/AManOfCharacter, on social media today, this week, next week, whenever, my racing little indie author heart thanks you from the very bottom of, well, itself.

If you read the book, thank you.
If you tell anyone about the book, thank you.
If you leave a review on Amazon or GoodReads, thank you.

I can’t say enough how much the support I’ve already received from my amazing family, friends, and writing community means to me. Knowing y’all are rooting for me makes all the difference.

I hope you love Cat’s story.

Here’s the blurb:

What would you do if you discovered the men you were dating were fictional characters you’d created long ago?

Thirty-five-year-old Catherine Schreiber has shelved love for good. Keeping her ailing bookstore afloat takes all her time, and she’s perfectly fine with that. So when several men ask her out in short order, she’s not sure what to do…especially since something about them seems eerily familiar.

Caught between fantasy and reality, Cat must decide which—or whom—she wants more.

Blending humor with unusual twists, including a magical manuscript, a computer scientist in shining armor, and even a Regency ball, A Man of Character tells a story not only of love, but also of the lengths we’ll go for friendship, self-discovery, and second chances.

Margaret Locke A Man of CharacterThank you.