Ask ‘Em If You’ve Got Em!
Angie asks: What’s the hardest part of writing? Each book presents its own challenges but there’s usually a part where it feels like there’s nothing to say. That the story has stalled or that there just isn’t a book. You have to write through it, which can be scary and totally mess with your mojo. But you stick through it and eventually that missing whatever comes and everything falls into place. I’m an impatient control freak and that part has been the hardest to accept and write through over the years.
Trish asks if I’ve got any more series like the Chases and Browns planned and Kame asks about my contemporary and erotic titles so I can answer both here. Do you mean family or friend based series? Raven’s book, Drawn Together is the last Brown Family book and it comes out in October. In 2014 the first in my Ink and Chrome series will come out called The Long Haul. Ink and Chrome is set in a custom build motorcycle and hot rod/classic car shop in Seattle and each book will be about the guys you’ll meet in the series. I also plan to follow up and write a series called The Hurley Boys which will be about Damien Hurley’s brothers (The hero in Lush). I’ll continue with my Petal books as well. Royal will be featured in the next book I hope to get out next year.
Patty asks what I enjoy most about writing.. The part I think I like most is hitting the end point and knowing I struggled and coasted and wrote furiously and it all came together in its own sort of alchemy and a book is born. I love that so much!
Becky asks: Is there going to be more Cherchez Pack books? I’m always so thrilled to hear when readers really enjoy my Cherchez Pack books. But at this point, while I did really love writing them, I’m sorry to say I’m done with the series and that world.
Janna asks: When writing this book, how much did the country’s fight for LGBT civil rights factor into you your process? This country has a long history of struggle for civil rights against a larger majority who fears them. Women, people of color, GBLT folks, etc – Certainly there are parallels in the book with all those struggles because in the end it has consistently been about humanizing those groups and overcoming the fear of people who are different. Tosh’s perspective as a descendant of Japanese Americans who were put in internment camps I think also plays into that as well.
Christine asks: Can you give us any information yet on Raven’s book and Josh’s book yet? When I get the final cover for Drawn Together I’ll post it with the blurb. I got the draft a few weeks back so I’m hoping to see that final soon. As for UNCONDITIONAL – I can tell you it’s a reunion/second chance story and it takes place during the events in Chaos Burning (since the Cascadia books are in the same universe). An old flame comes back into his life and they’re both surprised by one another and the secrets they kept.