Tag you’re it!

“TAG YOUR IT!” Lexi Miles (@leximilesbooks) snuck into my twitter feed and tagged me with an interview. Sorry, I wasn’t able to respond sooner.  Edits and promo for my upcoming releases have kept me busy.

Now, I’m the tagger. *Wahoo!* With so many great authors to tag, I’m narrowing it to three that I don’t know. This is my chance, along with the readers, to meet someone new. Taggers, at the bottom of the page is the list of questions to answer within your blog. Since I am long-winded, I have selected a few questions to answer.

When did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
No, it’s funny. I never considered writing. As a child, I created a lot of make-believe stories, but putting the plots on paper or typewriter never occurred to me. It wasn’t until after my mom passed, and I craved for a way to be close to her, that I picked up her favorite hobby and read more.  I love the stories so much that I went to a Romance Writers of America conference in Washington, DC, to meet authors at the book signing. While there, one author, asked, “Do you write?” I said, “No, I can’t write.” Immediately, Jennifer Cruise says, “Sure you can.” That’s all it took for me to try. I’ll never forget her words and the feeling that went through me as I realized this was a light bulb moment. What’s even more ironic, when I went to the convention, I brought a few books for my favorite authors to sign. (A few years back that was acceptable.) I handed her the book, and she laughed. It was her first.

What genre do you write?
At first, I wrote romantic suspense, but I loved contemporary romance so much, I decided to stick with it, at least for awhile.

Can you tell us a little about your current work in progress? When did you start working on this project?
Montana Dreams series is releasing over the next few moments. I love writing about friends, families, or a place that connects people. The plot for DIVINE, the first book in the series, popped into my mind last March.  The story is about two people meeting at turbulent times and their journey of friendship, separation, tragedy, and romance. And of course, it does have a happily ever after. As the characters took shape, I wrote the sequels DESTINY and DESIRE. DESTINY releases in December and DESIRE in January.

I’m having a Facebook release party for DIVINE on November 23, 3:00-11:00 eastern time. Lots of authors will be there. If you’re interested, here’s the link: DIVINE FACEBOOK PARTY

What was your first piece that you can remember writing? What was it about?
The first piece is my debut novel, Kidnapped Hearts, a romantic suspense. This story released in 2013. Since then, a lot of plots have gone through my head, so I’m posting the book blurb.

Blurb:
Small town girl and owner of The Memory Café, Pamela Young, regales in her life with her friends, aptly named the Band of Friends until her life is turned upside down with stolen bearer bonds mysteriously coming into her possession. After a five-year disappearing act, Jake Gibson returns home retired from the FBI and ready to make amends with his estranged family. A freelance case falls into his lap, involving the woman he’d resisted years ago. Jake will do anything to protect Pamela, even put his life in jeopardy along with his heart.

What’s the best part about writing?
I love visualizing the story, getting into a scene, and letting the words flow. Writing is therapeutic. I relax, get into the moment, and become anxious to see what will happen next. I may have written an outline, but my characters tell me where their story will go.

Stay in touch:
If you would like reading pre-released excerpts, helping to decide characters’ names, voting on which picture to use, and winning prizes, my street team is open to new members.
Click the join button >>> Cait’s Classy Chicks street team
My newsletter comes out about once a month with contest, upcoming releases, and whatever else I can think of.
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Thanks for hanging out with me for a few minutes!
~Cait

Other questions for the taggee to consider:
What’s the worst part about writing?
What’s the name of your favourite character and why?
How much time a day/week do you get to write? When is the best time for you to write (morning or night)?
Did you go to college for writing?
What bothers you more: spelling errors, punctuation errors, or grammar errors?
What is the best writing advice that anyone has given you?
What advice would you give to another writer?
What are your favourite writing sites or blogs that you turn to for help, tips, or encouragement?
Besides writing, what else do you enjoy doing? What are your hobbies?
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
What is the best movie you’ve seen this year?
What is your favourite book or series of all time?
Who is your favourite author?
What are your plans for the rest of the year in terms of your writing?

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