Charlotte, please tell us about yourself and your writing.
I live in Stouffville, Ontario which is just north-east of Toronto. (Yes, that is in Canada.) I’m a wife, mother & step-mother…three lovely daughters in total. I’ve worked full time at the same computer services company for 25 years, and I spend numerous hours each week taking my daughter to volleyball practices and tournaments, so unfortunately I just squeeze writing in whenever I can.
I remember starting to write in high school – a story based on myself and three of my friends, and where I thought our lives would go - but that was back before computers, and I gave up because re-writes were a lot of work…and a lot of paper. I started writing again several years ago when I found I was day dreaming stories as I drove to work, and so I decided to start writing them down…with a computer this time!
What does your writing space look like?
I carry a note book with me wherever I go so that I can write ideas/names/stories as they come to me (restaurants, volleyball practices, etc). When I know I’ve got some real time to write, I like to sit on my bed and work on my laptop. It is quiet in there and I can close the door to family and cats.
Do you have a process for coming up with character names and book titles?
I usually have the names of my characters and title picked as soon I start a story. My daughter hates it because she’ll start talking about her friends and I’ll say “Teegan? Oooohhh, I love that name” and out comes the little notebook. For titles, I have a little theme going that I hope my publishers let me keep. I like to have color + word..Silver Blade, Gold Star…by Charlotte Copper, get it?
Tell us about your current book. What is it about? What inspired it?
Silver Blade is about Angela Knight, a black-jack dealer from Vegas who just buried her brother. On her way back from his funeral she witnesses a motorcycle accident, and she takes the injured rider to the hospital. She is instantly attracted to the rugged bounty hunter, Oz McAvoy. What she doesn’t know is that Oz’s bounty hunter job is just a cover story for the fact that he is actually a blade-wielding demon hunter.
As I said, I daydream a lot in the car – keeping my eyes closed makes it easier to remain calm when my husband is driving. Anyway, I remember this guy passing us on a motorcycle; huge guy in a tight leather jacket, with an odd looking bag strapped to the back of his bike. What was in the bag, I wondered…
Oscar McAvoy hunts demons. Chosen to rid the world of evil, he nevertheless condemns himself as a murderer. When saved by the beautiful Angela Knight, he judges himself undeserving of love.
Angela Knight is on the way back from her brother’s funeral when she stops to help a fallen motorcycle rider. Her body responds to the handsome stranger, a man whose scars and tough exterior suggest a rough and dangerous life. When she can’t stop thinking about him, Angela must decide if she is willing to give the sexy, mysterious stranger a chance.
Love chooses us; we do not choose who we will love or who will love us.
Favorite food? Tie: Coke and chocolate
Favorite color? Red
Favorite animal? Cats – calicos!
Biggest pet peeve? Mothers with strollers at craft shows, especially the side-by-side double strollers that fill the narrow aisles.
Name one person, living or dead, you'd most like to meet. Sandra Bullock – I’m a big fan and I’d love to find out if she is as nice and down-to-earth as she appears
Where can we find you on the web?