Welcome to the Feisty Heroines author interview where you can get to know some of the authors of this amazing collection.
He’s changed—but can he convince her before it’s too late?
After the death of her beloved grandmother, Trisha Kane is ready to cut all ties to her small hometown. The last person she wants to see is her ex-high school sweetheart. As soon as she readies Nana’s house for sale, she’ll return to New York City and pursue her photography career. Dalton West knows his chances of winning Trisha back are slim. He foolishly broke her heart seven years ago because he felt anchored in rural Nebraska, and she dreamt of traveling the world as a professional photographer. A cryptic final-wish sticky note from her matchmaking grandmother sets Trisha and Dalton on a collision course. Trisha has three days to submit a winning photograph to a prestigious contest that will catapult her career, but she needs Dalton’s help. This is his chance. Can he convince her he’s changed?
What makes your heroine feisty?
Like her feisty grandmother, Trisha refuses to let heartache defeat her.
What surprised you the most while writing this short?
How easily personal details still slip into the persona of my characters.
Why did you pick the setting you used for your short?
My heroine needed a small, closely-knit town to run away from–and my hero was committed to this same small, rural town. The town had to be near a striking landscape–and reasonably close to a big city.
What is the sexiest trait of your hero?
His athletic physique.
What is your favorite scene/moment in your story?
My favorite scene is when the hero persuasively counters every one of Trisha’s arguments against getting back together.
Tropes get a bad name, but they’re often the biggest draw for readers. What tropes do you love to write and read?
Second chances and reunited lovers.
What are your favorite genres/sub-genres to write in? Are there any you love to read but cannot write in?
Faves to write: timetravel, historical, contemporary and romantic suspense. Beyond my ken: Regency (but I love reading it.)
Which do you love to write best: dialogue, setting, action, love scenes, or other?
Dialogue embedded in action.
Which do you hate to write: dialogue, setting, action, love scenes, or other?
unique love scenes are hard to write
Excerpt from Trisha’s Dream
“Hello, Trish,” a deep voice said behind her.
Trisha gritted her teeth.
Only one person called her Trish. Dalton West, the banker’s son. State champion distance runner. The senior prom date who’d kissed her passionately until she left for art school, then proposed to Vanessa Kennedy.
Drawing a deep breath, Trisha turned and gasped.
Dalton wore the string tie she’d given him on his eighteenth birthday.
His trim physique confirmed Nana’s newsy gossip that he ran laps around the school track at dawn every morning. That boyish lock of dark hair still curled over his forehead, but the rest of him had matured into a man with a sexy five o’clock shadow. Gold still flecked his hazel eyes.
When she was still very small, Ana Morgan had two life goals. She wanted to fall deeply in love—and she wanted to know something about everything. Since then, she has studiously waitressed, driven a school bus, run craft service on indie film sets, wandered through European castles, studied the stars, wired a house, milked cows, canned vegetables, created twenty-four Secret Garden soup mixes, and married a Marine.
Ana lives on an organic farm in northern Minnesota with her husband, a small herd of brood cows, geese Jonathan and Gloria, and two cats who think humans exist to let them in and out. Her children and grandchildren live close by, which makes her very happy.