Thursday, February 14, 2013

My writer friend, Katherine Lowry Logan, recently tagged me for a ‘chain’ blog entitled ‘The Next Big Thing'. Here’s the deal: I answer a few questions about my current work-in-progress, then I invite other authors to do the same. A bit like a chain letter, except it is only focused on an author’s work-in-progress. Katherine was tagged previously by  Clive Eaton. I've included details of their blogs so you can explore their answers to the same questions. So here goes:

Now onto some information about my next release, Book 3 in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series.

What is the title of your next book?

My next release will be Book 3 in my series titled The Sherbrookes of Newport. As of yet I do not have a set title for this book. With the 2ndbook in the series I asked for readers to help me settle on a title, and I am doing that again.  Readers can visit my current survey at

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I first introduced Sara Sherbrooke to readers in book 1, The Teacher's Billionaire which is currently free for all ereaders. After I finished that book, I realized that I wanted to know more about her. Why did she act the way she did. Had someone hurt her in the past? The hero in my next book Christopher Hall was introduced to readers in book 2 The Billionaire Playboy. Almost as soon as I wrote him, I knew that he was the man for Sara and hence a new idea was born.

What genre does your book fall under?

My book is a contemporary romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

If a movie was ever made of Book 3,Sara Sherbrooke would be played by Rosamund Pike and Christopher Hall would be played by Bradley Cooper.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Burned by love before Sara Sherbrooke must learn to overcome her fears and open her heart again.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

This book like the first two in the series will be self-published. I started the first draft of the story in September of 2012 and then at the beginning of October I decided I did not like where it was going so I started over. As of today I am a few chapters short of finishing the first draft.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I can not think of one specific book, but I would compare it to some of the other contemporary romance series out there.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I can not say that one thing inspired me to write this book, however, the gorgeous mansions in Newport Rhode Island provided me with inspiration for this series. I grew up in Rhode Island and actually got married inside one of these mansions. I have always adored them. They are simply breathtaking.

What else about your book might pique the reader interest?

In this book readers get to visit with Dylan, Callie, Jake, and Charlotte again, however even if one does not read the first two books the third should still make sense to them. But for those that did read books 1 and 2, they will be able to see how Callie and Sara's relationship finally ends up.
Below I have included a very short excerpt from my Work In Progress.  Please note that it has not seen an editor yet so I may have missed an error or two.
Outside the window, the runway rapidly approached as the family jet touched down. No matter how many times Sara Sherbrooke traveled by plane it never ceased to amaze her how something so large could take off and land with such ease. As the plane rolled to a stop, she checked her smart phone for any text messages before tossing it into her Coach bag and then waited for the plan door to open.
“Do you require any assistance, Ms. Sherbrooke?” Michelle, the private flight attendant for the jet, asked.
Sara moved towards the exit. “I'm fine, Michelle. I'll let you and Peter know when I'm ready to leave. When you are both done here go ahead and check into your hotel and enjoy yourselves.”
Without waiting for an answer Sara walked down the stairs and out into the warm Hawaiian sun. As always it was a gorgeous day. It didn't seem like Hawaii ever had any other kind. At least every time she'd been there the weather was perfect and today seemed to be no different.
A few feet away Sara spotted the limo her brother Jake arranged to pick her up and started towards it, her curiosity running rampant. It had been since yesterday when she’d received Jake's call insisting she come to Hawaii immediately with no explanation. She'd told him that she had responsibilities and couldn't just up and leave without a good reason. All he said in response was to reschedule her meetings and then promised to have someone waiting for her at the airport.
“Once your seated, I'll put your luggage in the trunk; we can leave once Mr. Hall arrives,” the driver said opening the door for Sara.
At the mention of Jake's best friend and former college roommate, Sara's curiosity went into over drive. Just what was her brother up to anyway?
To follow my progress on my newest book please visit my website or facebook page.
The Teacher's Billionaire is FREE for all ereaders


  1. Enjoyed the post and pictures. I've downloaded The Teacher's Billionaire and look forward to reading all your stories.

  2. I like healing the billionaire princess