Hello readers. I was organizing my office and came across several articles about my novella, Christmas Once Again. I had a blast rereading the material. The story was published in 2018, and since then, I’ve had many questions from readers and interviewers. I thought I’d share a few popular questions and my answers. As always, thank you for your questions. I thoroughly enjoy hearing from you.
What drives you to write?
It started as an escape from my squabbling children and a tired husband—just kidding. I love writing, and it gives me tremendous pleasure when a stranger tells me they are a fan.
What inspired this story?
A magical painting and time travel are the perfect elements for a holiday romance. But you might be surprised to know that Christmas Once Again was inspired by a news broadcast about ordinary people pitching together to save a stranger’s life after a snowstorm.
What genre(s) of romance do you write, and why?
Christmas Once Again, a time travel fantasy, was a little out of my comfort zone, but the story fell into place. I’m more at home writing about western romance and hunky cowboys. My family always watched westerns on TV, and it seems natural to write about the Old West. But if I thought of another time travel plot, I’d go for it.
What genre(s) of romance do you read, and why?
I’m open to most genres. However, a long time ago, my daughter made me take her to the movies to watch Lord of the Rings because she had just read the series. Total respect for Tolkien, but it’s safe to say that after the umpteenth orc ran across the screen, this storyline wasn’t for me. (For Tolkien fans—I know—I know. My daughter has pointed out the error of my ways!)
Why is your featured book a must-read to get you in the holiday mood?
Christmas Once Again is a magical story for the season. Hold your breath as the heroine puts her life in peril to search for a missing painting. And root for granny as she tries to convince her grandson that she's a time traveler. This romantic fantasy delivers an emotional holiday ending. It's a quick read, but you won't find it predictable.