Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. I am in my office, catching up on morning email. I’m wearing a shirt and jeans. I just took my kids to school and this is my routine – I’m up and dressed before the kids, take them to school, and then come home and catch up on emails and blogs. After that, I move to a comfy spot I’ve set up in my bedroom with a nice chaise lounge. I shut off the internet and write in 30 minutes segments.
What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research? As of 2012, the US was still paying out two Civil War pensions (which were for widows and children.) Can you imagine tracing back that paperwork?! The last Civil War widow died in 2003.
What is something that very few people know about you? This is a tough one because I’m certainly not a very mysterious person! I’m an excellent tap dance – I suppose most people don’t know that…since it doesn’t come up in conversation much.
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) I have saved some items of clothing from my kids. Things they loved or wore until they wore out! It’s fun pulling out those items and watching my kids light up with the memories.
If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future, when and where would that be and why? I’d enjoy living in the Regency Era – but only if I was rich. I don’t want to be a servant. I want to be the one who wakes at ten, takes a stroll through the gardens, and eats a twelve-course meal at eight. I do NOT want to be the one cleaning out the chamber pots. Or, it might be nice to be a man in the 50’s. That seemed like a Golden Age for guys.
If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be? Is That All There Is?
What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story? I wanted to be Trixie Belden. I read the books as a kid. She solved mysteries, which seemed really cool.
What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)? Hmmm, keeping my first publishing contract a secret until the papers were signed. That almost killed me!
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Again, I’m a pretty boring person. I should probably go out and do some crazy things so I have a better answer. I snuck into a concert, found some abandoned seats, and sat in the second row for Sting and The Police. That was fun. That happened a few years ago.
Cowboy John Elder needs a replacement crew of cattle hands to drive his longhorns to Kansas—he just never figured they'd be wearing petticoats. Traveling with Moira O'Mara and the orphan girls in her care is a mutually beneficial arrangement. Yet despite Moira's declaration of independence, the feisty beauty evokes John's every masculine instinct to protect, defend…marry?
Moira is grateful for John's help when he rescues her—and she can't deny that his calm, in-control manner proves comforting. But she is determined not to let anything get in the way of her plans to search for her long-lost brother at journey's end. However, can John show her a new future—one perfect for them to share.
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A wife and mother of three, Sherri's hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, "Why did I just come in here?" A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul. She loves to hear from readers: firstname.lastname@example.org
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