As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? How has that childhood dream affected your current career?
Had you asked Sarah Grimm, the young girl, what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have given a different answer every time. My dream changed like the blowing of the wind through the trees, or with whatever story I was reading. Then, I picked up my first romance novel and oh…my…God! I’d always loved to read, and suddenly I had discovered a whole new world. A world I could get lost in, where no matter how impossible the odds, a happily-ever-after always waited. Let me tell you, for a die-hard romantic, this was nirvana! From that moment on, whenever I was asked, I answered: “I want to get married, have children and write romances.”
What do you do for fun?
I love cars, especially classic cars. I love speed—I have a ‘lead foot’. Combine the two, classic cars and speed, and I’m in heaven. There’s just something about the rumble of a well-tuned engine. My idea of fun is going to the drag strip with my husband…the smell of burning rubber, the roar of the cars racing down the quarter mile strip at speeds that boggle the mind…Yeah, that does it for me. And my husband? He’s not the only one allowed to take his truck down the track!
Tell us about your latest book. Do you have anything new in the works and can you tell us a bit about it?
She wants to forget her past.
Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal--one that doesn't include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won't be easy, but he can't get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.
Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?
Do you ever suffer from writer's block? If so, what do you do about it?
Writer’s block for me is when my characters stop talking to me. When that happens, I pull one of the many books off my TBR shelf and lose myself in a world of someone else’s creating. Usually about half way through the book, my characters begin talking again. By the time I finish reading, they’re screaming at me to get back to their story.
How much of your work is real and how much is fantasy?
Conflict has always been the most difficult thing for me to write. I’m a romantic. I want my characters to get together, to discover how great love is and live happily-ever-after. So creating conflict, or in essence keeping them apart, is difficult for me.
Where do you as an author draw the line on gory descriptions and/or erotic content?
Which is your favorite of the books you have written?