Little Gray Dress is not about the good ole western days. There is no erotica element. There also isn’t a unicorn involved in any way, shape or form.
So, what is your book about?
Little Gray Dress follows the main character, Emi Harrison, as she tries to manage her brother Evan’s wedding while facing her ex-fiance Jack for the first time in two years. Finding out that Jack is now engaged to her arch enemy doesn’t make things any easier.
‘It pretty much fits like a glove. The latex kind.’
What celebrities would play your main characters if it were a movie?
Ashley Benson would play Emi Harrison
Henry Cavill would play Jack Cabot
Josh Duhamel would play Liam Jaxson
Take me through a day in your life.
A day in my life. I find that I’m completely unable to sleep past 8 am anymore (sigh) so I generally am up and on my first cup of coffee by then. I feed the fish, put out the dogs and enjoy the silence.
I clean the house in the mornings then work on emails, blog posts or marketing stuff. I have lunch. I then work on some of my husband and my’s main business things. Sending emails, returning calls, filing, all that fun stuff. I homeschool my youngest child, who is 13 so we work on that in the afternoons. I then make dinner, clean again and start writing. Of course, being that I work from home and my kids are older this schedule changes daily it seems but generally it’s safe to assume that I do a lot of computer work, cleaning, yelling, writing, pet care, chauffeuring kids to and from work and activities, and more cleaning. I’m not too exciting.
Show me a picture of your writing spot.
My writing spot is on the far side of my living/dining room and up against the window looking into my kitchen.
That is beautiful! I love your color-organized books. If you could spend the day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you do?
Wow! I’d love to see my maternal Grandparents or paternal Grandfather again. They died while I was living far from Oregon so I hadn’t seen them in a couple years before they all suddenly passed.
What is the weirdest thing you have had to research for writing purposes?
I recently did some research on professional speed rollerskaters, of the male variety. In particular, I was interested in the outfits they wear… I’ll let you simmer on that.
I just Googled that. Very...tight. What was your favorite book as a child, and what is your favorite book now?
I honestly don’t remember one as a smaller child but as a teen, my favorite book was Just As Long As We’re Together by Judy Blume. I didn’t own it, but I checked it out at the library every other month or so and just loved it.
What book are you currently reading?
Sadly, right now I haven’t had time to open a book. I’ve been getting ready for Little Gray Dress’s release and working on my next title. But, my Kindle is just heaping full and anxiously awaiting me to open whatever seems to call out to me next.
What is the strangest fact about you?
Hmmm… besides the very visible tattoo’s (which I don’t even find strange, but it seems others do) I was once arrested when I was 21 (& pregnant, I should probably sue them for distress lol). It was a huge misunderstanding, I didn’t pay a ticket on time (the ONLY ticket I’ve ever received) and instead of the judge suspending my license, which is what should have happened, he put a warrant out for my arrest and since I knew every police officer in town they thought it would be fabulously hilarious to come arrest me, cuff me, put me in the car like a criminal and book me. Until my husband could pay the whopping $60 that I owed, which he had paid by the time they booked me. But that didn’t stop them from doing my prints and handcuffing me to a bench in a cell. Needless to say, that officer and I weren’t friends much longer. Luckily that was my only 15 minutes of jail time. I learned so much while I was hanging out in the slammer alone… 😉
SO many!! Wow, Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, Meg Cabot, Candace Bushnell and so many indie authors I know that I couldn’t even list them all for fear of missing someone.
Why do you write?
I love it. I think writing is just a part of me. I fell in love with it in my mid-twenties and realized through a college professor that I was really pretty good at it. It’s taken me a long time to finally find the story that would become my debut novel but I’m glad now that it took this long and that Little Gray Dress is the one.
What are you working on right now?
I’ll give you five clues.
1- It’s Romantic Comedy.
2- It’s set in Portland, Oregon.
3- It might include a character from Little Gray Dress.
4- A speedskater makes a few awkward appearances.
5- There is a 3-year-old girl named Sasha.
Sounds interesting! How can readers learn more about you and your work?
I’m a social media addict. You can find me at any of the links below or at my website. I can’t wait to hear from you! Also, I have the cutest Giveaway for the tour opened worldwide. Included is a 'create' coffee cup, some dark & handsome K-cup pods, a cute Life is Short, Eat Cake wall art, some tiny macaroons, a Little Gray Dress bookmark & postcard!