Here is the blog to visit today! This one is actually run by a gal I met on my Texas trip. She's another The Writer's Coffee Shop author and has some great YA books on the market.
What is your favorite genre to write in and why?
I’ve written a little bit of everything in my career. I have a family drama, a thriller, a Christian romance, and a Christian novel. But I’d have to say I’ve really enjoyed the romantic comedy genre the most. An agent I met at a writing conference encouraged me to try the romance genre. She said if writers can break in there, they can garner support and go on to write other things. I gave it a try and though I had no idea what I was writing had a comedic slant, I enjoyed the romance aspects. Honestly, I think I enjoy most whatever genre I’m writing in at that moment. I just love to write! But I’m going to go with romance/romantic comedy as my favorite since that’s what publishers seem to be wanting from me!
Do you see yourself in any of your characters?
Oh yes, there are always pieces of me in characters. I’ve heard the advice “write what you know” and I’ve taken it to heart! In “Wrong Place, Right Time,” the main character, Kate Covington, has plenty of my characteristics. She’s in TV news as a traffic reporter, for one. I did that exact job for about 5 months on a fill in basis. I feel like I was a bumbling traffic reporter much like she is in the novella! She also isn’t really all that into hair and makeup and clothes, just like me. On the other hand, there are plenty of fabricated aspects in every character I write as well. Sometimes I take things from people I know and sometimes I grab things from thin air. It’s the beauty of writing fiction!