Liz: What is your favorite genre to read?
Becky: I love reading almost everything, including soup cans and shampoo bottles, but my heart has been lost to the romance genre since I popped open a copy of Beauty & the Beast I bought at my first school book fair at the tender age of 6. I still have that book in the massive collection I drag from home to home in hopes of one day having a super den-library of my own. And yeah the bulk of that collection is romance.
Nan: What is your favorite way to get over a writing block or hurdle?
Becky: I take a shower. A long, hot shower is when I do my best creating. What I come up with rarely makes it onto the page but it gets me over that hurdle.
Kristina: What a great idea! I usually take a walk...or fold whatever laundry is leftover in my dryer. lol What do you keep in mind as you write? An overarching question? A theme? The last line of the book?
Becky: Most of what I write starts out as one scene – one scene that reaches me emotionally whether it’s heartbreak, desire, joy, amusement, fear – and it grows from there. I try to keep that original scene in mind from start to finish and it tends to set the tone for the entire book. In Souls, it’s when the werewolf pees on Maggie and in the sequel Hearts, the inspirational scene was broken into pieces throughout the story but it is a key moment in Henley’s background.
Margie: Great advice on keeping the initial scene is mind! Okay, if you could be one character from this book who would you be and why?
Becky: Though a secondary character in Hearts, I’d love to be Maggie because she has no limits – an open heart, an open mind and big mouth – she’s the best. But I’m probably closer in personality to the heroine, Henley, and she is the exact opposite of Maggie. Doubtful, fearful, hesitant.
Ava: She sounds like fun! How do you balance writing, marketing, promoting, bookkeeping, family and work?
Becky: I just did a short blog about balancing writing, marketing and promoting. It’s such a challenge. Writing has always been an act of love and as instinctual as breathing but now that I’m an author it has become work as well. And I do have a family and a full-time career in the legal profession; this is a struggle I know we all face. Without my husband and my family, their support, understanding specifically, I couldn’t do it.
Thanks for answering our questions, Becky! Now, readers, here's your sneak peek into Fated Hearts:
“What are we doing, Carter?”
“Enjoying our evening.”
“You know what I mean.” She shifted her body and lifted her hand as if to touch his face. He tensed in anticipation. She skimmed her fingertips over his jaw, his cheek, featherlight touches that left a trail of fire across his skin. “I think I’m getting used to your touch. To … how you feel.”
“That’s a good thing.”
“Are you going to kiss me again?”
“Would you like me to?” He saw her nod this time and recognized the banked passion in her hooded gaze. He lowered his mouth to hers but pulled back before their lips met. “How much of what you’re feeling is you and how much me? I don’t want to influence you.”
“It’s both. And it astounds me.”
His muscles clenched with desire. He hadn’t intended to seduce her or himself tonight. He had only wanted her to become more comfortable with his company and his touch. They needed to build trust, and he’d wanted to lay that foundation. With a level of restraint he hadn’t thought he possessed he laid his forehead against hers.
“How about you kiss me, Doc?”
Fated Hearts Blurb:
Psychiatrist Henley Elliott fled her quiet life in Cleveland for a gypsy lifestyle, trying to stay one step ahead of her painful memories. When she breaks down in quirky little Trappers' Cove, Minnesota, she meets Sheriff Carter McAlister - a man healing from his own share of hidden heartbreaks.
At the request of a friend, Carter offers Henley a job to help her get back on her feet . . . but soon he can't resist trying to sweep the intriguing woman off them. Breaking through her carefully built shell proves to be a near-impossible task, and to make matters worse, a dangerous new presence in the Cove seems to be targeting Henley. They must learn to trust in each other in order to keep her safe.
Can Henley and Carter leave their secrets and scars in the past to get a second chance at happily ever after?
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Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor in southeastern Pennsylvania. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.