I got the following questions from Ronnie.
As an author, do you prefer to read actual books or use an E reader?
The choice between an actual book and my Kindle – this can turn into a serious battle between true lovers of reading. I love books, I love the weight, the smell, the solidness. I love seeing the cover every time I pick it up and knowing by both feel and sight know whether I’m near the end. But despite this love, I must admit, I prefer to read on my Kindle.
If, heaven forbid, I find myself somewhere without a book or my Kindle – I have the Kindle app on my phone. I can buy as many books as I want without thinking of my overstuffed bookshelves, I can take dozens of books with me on a plane or any vacation, I can make the font as large as I want and I can read in the dark without bothering anyone. I fear the loss of books and book stores, but I love my Kindle.
What book are you reading at the moment?
In spanking fiction I just finished Leigh Smith’s, Finding Home and Taylor Evans, Ami’s Courage – and loved them both. Right now, I’m reading Love Letters from Lady Bug Farm, the second in that series. This is a fantastic series by Donna Ball. The first in the series is ‘A year on Lady Bug Farm’. I just love the ladies in this book. No spanking, but definitely worth your time!
If cost was not a factor, where in the world would you most like to visit?
With everywhere in the world to consider, this is nearly an impossible question. I’m sure my answer will seem uninspired to some, but I would go to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. It’s my favorite place! I find it tranquil and lovely. Perhaps I lived there in another life. I love hearing the colonists as they explain how things were done then and I love watching their reenactments. Nick and I might go this fall when the weather is just beginning to turn cool. I can’t wait.
PK, Loved reading your answers to Jan's questions. You really do describe your characters very well. That's another question, how do you choose your characters?
I thank you for your kind words, Ronnie, but I laughed when I read this question. Choose my characters? I’ve never chosen a character in my life! They march in and say, “Write this.” And all I do is say, ‘yes ma’am’ or ‘yes sir’! The truth be known, I’m a typist, not a writer.
Nothing is more fun that writing away, believing you basically know where the story is going and suddenly have your characters take off in another direction. I think that’s why I love Lily so. She was not in my head, I’d never thought of her so, of course, had no intentions of writing her. And when I got to a point in the story, she walked into the room and took over. I’ve never been so surprised in my life.
All my characters speak for themselves – but no voices are more clear to me than Cassie, Sue and Lily.