Dudes Down Under
by Suzannah Burke
Q: What inspired you to write DUDES DOWN UNDER?
Inspiration does come in the strangest ways. I badly needed something to focus on whilst I was writing my life story "Empty Chairs." It was an emotionally draining book to write, often causing flashbacks to the horrific abuse I knew as a child. I wanted something so completely opposite to that to give...
Eos (The Samsara Chronicles, Book 1)
by Gabriella Bradley; Diana Kemp
Q: Where did you get the inspiration for The Samsara Chronicles?
I have some psychic abilities. One day a voice told me what I had to write. The guide's name was David and Diana and I think he may have been a writer many years ago. Diana was a screenplay and science fiction writer, I a romance/paranormal writer, and we'd been friends for quite a few years, often...
In A Chord
by Beth D. Carter
Q: Where did you get your inspiration for IN A CHORD?
The inspiration for IN A CHORD actually came from listening to a song title "Awake and Alive" by Skillet. The song opens with a violin and the contrast between it and the heavy rock was really cool. I immediately pictured this cute girl with pink tinted pigtails playing.
by Viola Russell
Q: First off, I have to say, I grew up hearing stories about the 'Sea Queen of Connaught', and was thrilled to hear about the subject of your book! What gave you the inspiration to tell Gráinne O'Malley's story?
I'd visited the West of Ireland on several occasions and loved it. Celebrating that part of the world and its people became one of my goals. When I learned about Gráinne O'Malley, I really wanted to research her and write about her. Ironically, she defied the conventions of the time while working...
A Wild Night's Bride
by Victoria Vane
Q: A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE is a fun, riotous romp! What inspired this story, especially the dare?
I love the Georgian era for its truly riotous living. It was not only a golden age for prostitution, but the Georgians were extremely heavy drinkers and would wager on absolutely anything. Shockingly, most of the worst offenders were amongst the uppermost elite in society!
As far as inspiration for...
Delighting In Your Company
by Blair McDowell
Q: I was blown away by the plot in DELIGHTING IN YOUR COMPANY. How did you come up with such a great idea for a book?
For many years I've had a home on the small Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. When I was building my small house, "out in de bush", with no electricity, no running water, on the lower slopes of a volcano with views of three islands in the distance, a friend, a local black woman, asked me if I wasn't...
Invitation to Scandal - Regency Romance
by Bronwen Evans
Q: Where did you get the idea for INVITATION TO SCANDAL?
I actually got the idea from a Daniel Defoe poem I'd read, which he wrote in the 1700's about the town of Deal in Kent, and smuggling. I thought about why people were forced to resort to smuggling. Some of course did it to rule the town and be kingpin, but most engaged in illegal activities simply to...
by Kasi Alexander
Q: BECOMING SAGE was your debut novel. What inspired you to write it? What was the most challenging aspect of writing it?
We were inspired by several different considerations. When my Sir and I entered into an M/s lifestyle, he knew that becoming published was one of my lifelong goals. So we agreed that I would start writing and be accountable for getting a certain amount done each week. It was a natural topic to write...
Love at War
by Viola Russell
Q: LOVE AT WAR has such a unique premise. How did you come up with the idea?
I wrote LOVE AT WAR after my mother died. All of my uncles served in WWII, and I found letters her brothers wrote home. Her brother Russell was the most constant correspondent, and one letter to my grandparents made me cry: "We have everything packed and are ready to leave tomorrow. About noon time...
Back to You
by Natalie-Nicole Bates
Q: Where did you get the idea for BACK TO YOU?
I wanted to write a book about an idyllic little town with memorable characters. Unity is also the setting for my contemporary romance, Change of Address. I wanted to explore the possibility of a relationship happening after a long separation period. I also wanted to explore dating after a long-term...
by Sienna Matthews
Q: How does it feel to be a published author?
Fabulous! There's still a sense of disbelief when I see my book in "print".
Space In His Heart
by Roxanne St. Claire
Q: What made you decide to do a book about the US space program?
I live on the Space Coast of Florida, in the shadow of Kennedy Space Center. After watching my first shuttle launch -- standing in my backyard! -- I was a fan. When the astronauts would arrive and fly the T-38s overhead, I'd get chills just imagining how daring and sexy those guys could be...I couldn't...
Proof of Love
by Arabella Stokes
Q: Why did you choose the Georgian period of English history for your setting instead of the more traditional Regency period?
My hero really started it all. I had just watched The Duchess, with Keira Knightley, when I ran across an article about one of her in-laws, the scientist Henry Cavendish. Henry was an odd little fellow, but I started thinking about how many gentlemen and peers of the Georgian era were involved in scientific...