Tell me about your latest book.
A Royal Romance is a time travel romance, with a paranormal twist – set in present day and 200 years ago.
Emma was born with a “gift” to see past live. But she’s never really wanted this gift and she’s certainly never wanted to know about her own past lives. Until it comes back to haunt her.
The story is set in Belgium, New York and takes a trip back through time to the 19th century. I had never planned to write anything historical, this just sort of “happened.”
It also weaves elements of paranormal (the lead is psychic) and royals! We all love our royals! The book also weaves some really lovely historical elements of 19th century Europe.
Emma was born with a gift to see past lives, but has no interest in reliving her own.
Until it comes back to haunt her.
When Emma meets Peter he seems like an average guy, albeit crushingly handsome, not to mention wealthy. Then he reveals he’s so much more, he’s the crowned Prince of Belgium, and Emma can’t shake the feeling they’ve met before. And when starts falling for him she suddenly realizes they’ll never be together in this life because of what happened in the past.
Two-hundred years ago Fitz and Anna-Maria ruled Belgium as King and Queen, but their heart-stopping love story ended in one of the greatest royal tragedies history has ever known.
Recalling the past is one thing, rewriting history is another.
Is Emma skilled enough for the task?
Battling unfinished business, navigating 19th century society, and evading enemies that are able to travel through time just to keep them apart makes Emma fear the worst, despite what her heart tells her.
What’s next for you?
Well my first book series was The Publicist, so I’m rereleasing those books – with a rewrite and new content! I also have another novella romance coming out (contemporary) called My One and Only in December.
Who are your writing role models?
I love Kristan Higgins, I’ve met her, spoken with her about her books (of which I am also a huge fan) and she’s so lovely and helpful. She’s a model author!
How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?
Hmmm, that’s a great question and the answer is: it’s tough. I work a very full time job (by that I mean it flows into evenings and weekends sometimes) and I love it, but boy finding time to write and promote is tough. You know you’d think, since I promote books for a living mine would be crazy successful. Well do you know the story of the cobbler who goes home to kids with no shoes? Yeah, often I just run out of time. I think really you have to go easy on yourself. I find this true for anyone holding down a job and trying to be a writer. It’s simply not easy. Also, don’t expect anything to happen overnight and one big lesson I try to share with my authors is this: do lots of things at once. You don’t have to do them all the time every day, but pick three things you love and do those. If you aren’t doing things you love to do, you won’t keep up your marketing efforts.
What are your other passions outside of writing?
Reading. Wait, did that just make me sound boring?
Well I love travel, I love teaching. Love. Teaching. I do a lot of writers conferences which I adore.
Yeah I know, there’s a theme here. Books, books, books. You know what they say: Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I adore writing. I never proclaim to be the best writer, but I do adore what I do. If anyone reads my books, I always, always welcome feedback. Loved them, hated them, write me! firstname.lastname@example.org