Will there be another book in The Northern Knights series? If so, how many books will there be?
Will keep you posted. I have not ruled out revisiting the characters or their children in the future.
Do you write novellas?
I do, mainly for introduction to a new series. Will post about them when they are released. However, as I favor longer works & have trouble curbing my imagination 🙂 the remainder of the books will be full novels, of course.
When are your other series going to come out? Do you plan to write about other medieval times or areas? How long will each series be?
I have learned, due to unforeseen curveballs not to put dates on anything I write. Schedules change due to life events and what have you, but know that I work very hard to get my novels published and out for you to read. (Though not nearly as quickly as I would like). So with that caveat, I simply play it safe and keep any updates or novel news posted on the above Books & Coming Soon tab.
My novels will focus on the time periods that fascinate me and that I love: Early/High Middle Ages through Georgian/Victorian era. (Roman, Viking-days of Rollo to the occasional regency).
Do you write Christian historical romance?
Not currently. I like violence and lots of sex in my novels.
When did you know you wanted to write historical romance? When did you know writing in this genre was for you?
Oh my. I think I knew when I was old enough to read and draw my first comic book. I was under 10. At the time, it was more like a Harlequin-esque tone, then when I started to write outside the bubble above my comic characters and extended the story onto the back of the pages, historical romance swept in. Men with swords and axes won my heart! I wrote my full length regency before I was 17. And my first romantic thriller screenplay at 17. Crazy. Still have both.
Why do I write what I do? See the above but I’ll add more:
I’ve always been fascinated with England’s history before 1066 and after. It all started when I was old enough to draw and make my own comic books. Drawing that first knight on horseback…I haven’t looked back since. Knights in shining armor, kings, queens, castles… breathing life into them and weaving a tale of undying love during medieval times makes writing my romances all the more exciting for me. My thought process revolves heavily around my hero/heroine falling in love and overcoming the many obstacles, villains or other surprising hurdles to get to their happily ever after. There’s just something about a man in amour. Big, tall and alpha is what I like.
Favorite Authors of the genre
Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Brenda Joyce, Rexanne Becnel, Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux and so many others from the classic days of memorable bodice rippers and historical romances.
How does my writing process work?
It varies. When an idea hits, I will write out chapters, notes, and a brief outline and set it aside. This does not always work. Other times, furious writing takes place because the characters are talking so loudly they want their stories told ASAP. For example– a tortured knight, friend to The Gren is shouting “I’m ready to come out of the dungeon.” He has to suffer a bit more because he’s further down the line. Battling a character can be rough-Oh, the joys of being a writer. 🙂
My process includes music, instrumental to heavy metal, yes- rock and roll. Once the headphones go on, the longhand flows with emotions, visuals and other details that push me to the end. Then off to the laptop for long typing days and rewrites, followed by the marinating cycle before publishing.
Do you write in other genres?
I love romantic suspense/thrillers and horror.