Thanks for visiting today Erin. You mainly write historical and I have to say, you describe your settings incredibly well. Makes me glad I live in this century some times. If you could switch places with any of your characters, who would it be? Why?
I think I would swap places with Ellie from my time travel romance Love in Ruins. She and I are both practical sorts who love everything historical. Although a challenge, I’m confident I could learn to live the way the Highlanders used to…and, of course, it wouldn’t hurt to be married to the hero, Ewan Mackinnon, either.
Your favorite book so far you’ve written is?
Argh..I hate that question. It’s like trying to pick a favourite amongst your children. I guess Fire of My Heart is my favourite for the sheer fact it seemed to write itself.
There’s nothing better than when you can channel your muse without really trying – not that it happens very often.
The book is on sale this week…er…can I say that?? lol
Of course you can. Can you share a teaser from that book with us?
The rain had begun to ease as Ellen paused in front of the manor. As on the first day of her arrival, a strange crawling sensation crept along her skin, accompanied by the notion someone watched her.
Transferring the bags to one hand, she rubbed the other along her freezing arm and picked up her pace. She needed to get inside where it was safe.
How strange, to think she was in danger outside. Maybe the cold had finally seeped into her brain.
Come on. There was nothing there. Must be imagining things. A reflection from a deep puddle caught her eye, made her stop, look down into the swelling pool.
There were faces in there. Distorted images of people in pain, and as each droplet of rain rippled one face away, another took its place.
Every hair along the back of her neck stood on end. Disbelief burned and twisted in her stomach, the air in her lungs became as thick as clay. The once brown muddy puddle turned blood red, and the crimson stain leached out across the gray pebbles and ran beneath her feet.
I’m very envious of your garden too. I wonder if you could share a couple of photos of your hard work and tell us, what does getting your hands dirty do for your imagination? Does it run wild when you take yourself away from the computer?
My garden is a mess at the moment. Summer is over and the once vivid green growth is beginning to wrinkle and die off. I find often that by distracting my thoughts with other things, such as gardening, ideas flow better and any writing problems I have seem to suddenly become clear. It’s a great therapy and gets you out of the office for a while.
Do you ever have a fan girl moment? If so, who?
Yes. I once met Matt Damon years ago in Sydney. I was with my boys visiting a little animal park called Featherdale at Doonside. Not exactly the place you’d expect to meet a star.
Name three scorchers on your bedside table or e-reader.
Hot books? I have just downloaded ‘Two for One’ by Ann B. Harrison..lol..hey, that’s you! Another fan-girl moment. I also have ‘Hot Rock’ by Annie Seaton, and ‘The Autumn Bride’ by Anne Gracie…don’t know about the heat rating on that one yet…
What are you working on now?
Ooh, where do I start? I have several projects on the go at once. First, I am completely a book called ‘From the Ashes’ which is the sequel to my time travel romance ‘Love in Ruins’. Next, I hope to complete ‘The Guardian’ which is the sequel to another previously published book called ‘Serenade’. Serenade will be re-published shortly. Plus, I have just finished the draft of a single title, and there are several more in the works.
What scene was the hardest for you to write?
That’s an easy one. It was the first chapter of the book I have just finished writing ‘The Highwayman’s Hostage’. I swear I had rewritten that opening chapter at least twenty times. I nicknamed it ‘Groundhog Day’.
Buy links and social media links too please.
Fire of My Heart
Love in Ruins