Today we have romance author G.E. Taylor with us, and I’m so delighted she’s here to answer a few short questions and tell us a bit about her latest work.
So grab that tall, cool glass of lemonade (well, it’s what I’m craving right now, at least), and settle in for a cool slice of this author’s life in the middle of this hot August (at least it’s boiling here in Virginia).
What inspires you to write?
First, I love reading. After I discovered the romance books published by Mills & Boon, I read all that I could find. I fell in love with the heroes and admired the heroines. Those stories inspired me. When I write my stories, I try to build a plot and characters the reader can sink into.
Which type of romance do you love most, and why?
The genre romance that I’m most comfortable writing is contemporary. It lends itself to the time I’m living in. Dress, language, and the setting for my characters I handle through research on the internet.
What fellow romance author do you recommend reading, and why?
Without a doubt, Sandra Brown. She is a marvelous storyteller. She has a special way of writing that I’m able to get into right away. Her stories are reflective of issues happening in real life.
A Bit About Surrender My Heart:
“Jesus Chr—!” David mutters in disbelief, while swerving to avoid hitting the dog that dashed in front of his truck and the young boy who chased after him. He hears a thump, feels it, and he prays to God it isn’t the child he’d hit. The dog he can fix; he’s a veterinarian. The child was a different story. Kneeling beside the boy and his pet, David breathes a sigh of relief. The child is all right. He turns his focus on the mother, and he knew this encounter would not be his last. Her fiery tongue leaves him with no doubt that he would be held responsible for the accident, and if he’d hurt her son, there’d be no place he would be safe from her wrath. But like a moth, he was drawn to the flame.
Priscilla Bradford has one goal—to build a successful psychotherapy private practice in a short time. There is no room in her life for a relationship. She doesn’t want it. She wants no distractions and no complications. Maintaining an aloof persona, she keeps off would-be admirers. Then she runs into David Alexander, a man she cannot ignore. Despite her best efforts to stay fully committed to her goal, she is drawn to him in a way she cannot explain. That did not sit well with her, being a person who likes to be in control and in charge.
A Bit About G.E.:
I became hooked on reading romance novels during my teen years and my attempt at writing began in high school. All of my manuscripts were mailed under my bed. Eventually, I threw out most of them. That was painful especially since I’d written them by longhand first, then typed them on my old, dependable typewriter.
In college I majored in English but ended up with a Master in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Master in Education from Seton Hall University. Though I had these different career paths, I never gave up my passion for writing or my need to read. Now I’m more committed to my writing.
I live in New Jersey with my family; enjoy soul music, like dancing and the occasional glass of wine.
Books I have published include: The Lady Mentor, Desperate Decision and Surrender My Heart.
Find Surrender My Heart here: Amazon
Want to connect further with G.E.?
Thanks so much for being here, Gloria! It was a pleasure hosting you. 🙂