Great question. Depends on the book. Depends on the story length, as I love short stories, and with young kids, wrote my share. Now that the girls are older, I’m writing long form again and loving it.
When I’m dream building, I love to use Pinterest to gather ideas on location, characters, costume, and emotion. It is an author’s wealth–just waiting for the taking. I have casting sheets at my fingertips.Heroes to choose from. Heroines to pair them with. It’s a bit intoxicating, really, for the likes of me. See this one for Mammoth Secrets, coming February, 2015 from Pelican Book Group.
Now, with my agent, Terry Burns, on board, I’m also reviewing my back list for books that deserve a second chance. Buried in my drawer, some of them need to stay that way, but the ideas that woke me in the night, had me in the loft with my notepad and pen while everyone lay sleeping, those ideas won’t stay buried.
Three deserve new attention:
- A romantic suspense starring a young, vibrant archaeologist who on a quest to solve a long-dead, southwestern mystery.
- A historical Gothic romantic suspense, starring an orphaned heiress and her quest for her inheritance–and the Templar treasure that could destroy all she loves.
- A romantic suspense, starring a journalist who suffers a traumatic brain injury during a San Diego Fire; but rekindling her memory opens a deadly door.
For fun, I’ve re-released the title, His and Hers, is a sweet, romantic favorite of mine. It pretends to be nothing else, just a little romance set in a sleepy, southern California town. Rights recently reverted from this 2010 release, it now is available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited…or for download to your Kindle through Amazon.
His and Hers is the title of a fictional 1960’s movie, starring a character of my creation, Nona Darling–who went through what much of the 60’s actresses did.
If Grace Kelly had survived, what would she be like now? If Marilyn Monroe were still here, would she have found true love, would he have healed her heart from the trauma of super stardom at the hands of the movie studios? How would their children, grandchildren, sit at their feet and devour their wisdom? What would their view on love be?
These questions are answered in His and Hers, with the story of Misty and Nona Darling, and the men who love them…
If you enjoy His and Hers, leave a review on Amazon.com!
One lucky reviewer will in a copy of MAMMOTH SECRETS, coming February, 2015.