Welcome to Writer Wednesday!
What’s that you say? It’s Monday? Oops. Yup. My bad.
See, much of last week I was at the hospital with a loved one, and, well, I forgot to post dear romantic suspense author Sharleen Scott‘s interview.
I apologize to her (and to you), but am so pleased to share more about Ms. Scott now.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoying sharing my stories. I’m inspired to write romance, specifically, because I love the romance journey. It’s great fun to create characters, conflicts, and plot twists, and tie it all up with a happily-ever-after ending.
Which type of romance do you love the most, and why?
Romantic suspense. I tried writing contemporary romance but my characters’ worlds always seem to contain mysteries and murders. I enjoy building the suspense.
Name one interesting thing you learned in researching/writing your last book.
The hero in Caught in the Spin is a retired champion bull rider and my heroine is a big rodeo fan, so I spent a lot of time reading about bull riding. I discovered that rodeo teams are huge at some colleges, which opened up some interesting backstory for my character. Tom Black was a college rodeo champion while pursuing degrees in business and psychology. Both degrees helped him in my story where he owns a ranch post pro-rodeo career and runs up against a psychotic killer.
Name two things people don’t know about you:
1. I always include plants in my garden to feed the birds when the snow flies. This year I planted broomcorn as well as sunflowers.
2. I’m a genealogy nut. I can spend hours on it.
What’s your favorite romance novel of all time?
There are actually two. First is Nora Roberts’ Irish Trilogy. Three books, I know, but they go together and all are excellent. The other is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Jamie and Claire. Need I say more?
A Bit About Caught in the Spin:
When Tallie Peters lands the job of assistant to Nashville’s’ premier music manager she’s sure things are finally looking up for her and her son. Meeting gorgeous former bull rider Tom Black confirms it. But Tallie’s new life dives into a chaotic spiral with the premature release of her brutal ex-husband from prison. He wants his son and will stop at nothing to take him. Tom offers Tallie and her son refuge behind the gates of the Masterson-Black ranch but soon finds that the best security measures are no match for a determined ex-con with nothing to lose.
Find Caught In the Spin on Amazon!
A Bit About Sharleen:
Sharleen Scott is the author of the romantic suspense Caught series and Tangles, a novel about a family dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently writing the third book in the Caught series.
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Thanks so much for being here, Sharleen! It was a delight to host you.