Hi Susan, thanks for having me!
What is your secret passion?
I suppose writing is my secret passion. I’m often told, “You should write a book, with the stories you tell.” When I tell them that I am published, they always seem so surprised. They’re even more surprised when I tell them I write romance. I get, “Oh, you must write children’s books.”
No, I work with kids all day long. I leave that stuff at work.
Where do you write?
Just about anywhere, as long I have my laptop. Generally, I write in my bed between 8:30 and 12:00 at night, but that’s been dependent on my work/school schedule. Lately, that’s when I’ve been doing homework or writing IEPs.
Sweet or salty treats?
You mean I can’t have both? Because some days, I’m a potato chip kind of girl, and other days it’s chocolate. Though right now, I’m really trying to cut back on both of those. It’s some sad days in the Connors’ household.
Well, I have some favorite lines from MacBeth…
She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
MacBeth totally rocked my world. I memorized whole sections (including the one above).
But if I’m going to more modern than that, the lyrics to Phillip Phillips’ “Gone, gone, gone” make me cry.
“When life leaves you high and dry, I’ll be at your door tonight, If you need help, If you need help. I’ll shut down the city lights, I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe To make you well, To make you well. When enemies are at your door, I’ll carry you away from war, If you need help, if you need help.”
It just hits me hard every time, because there are a total of three people on this Earth I feel this way about. And I guess, as a writer of romance, that that’s what I write about, too: those people who you’re willing to do anything for—those people who you’d behave badly for, who you’d swallow your pride and beg for, those people who change you forever. And while I think everyone wants to be loved like that, I think what reminds us of what it is to be human isn’t that we receive love like that, but that we give it.
Favorite time of year?
I like spring, but I’m allergic to everything that grows, so it’s a hard time of year. So I guess I’ll go with fall, when the leaves turn gold and red and orange, and there’s the faintest bite in the air. I love it.
Here is a Blurb from her upcoming book Highland Deception:
When Kenneth Mackay, long-banished rogue and thief, returns to the Mackay holding at the request of his brother, he has no idea what he might find. He certainly doesn’t expect to be confronted with his twin’s imminent death, or with the plan his brother has concocted.
Ten years before, Malcolm made a tragic mistake, and, to preserve the family name—and his own skin—he allowed Kenneth to take the fall. Now that he is dying without an heir, Malcolm plans to atone for his mistake: by giving Kenneth his life back. All Kenneth has to do is assume his brother’s identity. But complicating matters is the unexpected return of Lady Isobel Mackay, the daughter of an English marquess… and the wife Malcolm didn’t want.
Isobel barely knows the husband who abandoned her even before their marriage, and she’d long since given up on having a real marriage with him. Yet when she returns to the Mackay holding far earlier than expected, she finds her husband a changed man. Despite the hurt between them, Isobel’s heart responds to this man who cares for his entire clan as if they were family. Who, for the first time since their marriage, cares for her as if she is, too.
Falling in love with her husband had never been part of Isobel’s plan. But when their future is suddenly in peril, Isobel must find a way to save him—from himself and from the deception threatening to tear them apart.
I can’t wait to read this book!! Coming soon – due to some unforseen delays the book will become available in March – I’ll keep you up to date of the release date – good luck Meggan!
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