Please tell us about yourself and your writing.
I’m a stay-at-home mom by trade, with two teenage boys. My husband and I have been married for sixteen years now, and we currently have two very spoiled dogs. I live in the Seattle area of Washington state.
I write contemporary romance a bit more on the sweet and heartwarming side. I started writing when my boys were little. I’ve honestly lost track of time, but I think it’s been about twelve years now? It was a dream I had one morning that demanded to be written down. I became addicted to the process. My first book was published in 2010.
What inspired your current book?
A Second Chance at Forever was inspired by something I’d read online. It was a two or three sentence passage someone had posted on a message board. The main character was a woman who worked as a stripper and hated the job. My mind took this and ran. Being a romance writer, my first immediate thought, “What kind of heroine would work in a strip joint?” My heroine, Angela, stepped out and introduced herself to me. Angela told me she was a smart girl, works as IT specialist for a small company by day. She works as a stripper on the weekends to make extra money. Okay, now I’m intrigued.
Of course, I then needed a hero to counter her. Alex took a bit of coaxing. His name actually popped out at me in the pages of another book. I was re-reading an old favorite, Diana Galbandon’s Voyager. The hero in her book at the beginning uses an alias. He goes by the first name of Alex. At that point, my hero, Alex, sat down on the arm of my recliner and smiled at me.
Recently divorced and working two jobs, Angela Lewis has no room in her life for love. Yet when her childhood crush finds her at the nightclub where she works as the sexy stripper, Candy Cane, and expresses his interest, Angela can’t resist. She only wants one night to live the fantasy her alter ego provides.
Alex McKinley is still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, and one night with Candy is exactly what he needs. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when he discovers she's the little sister of his best friend. Suddenly little Angie’s all grown up and driving him crazy.
The more time he spends with Angela, the more Alex finds himself falling for the woman she’s become. She makes him want to live again. But can he convince her to take a chance on him?
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