Current Release: The Duke's Quandary
Describe your current release by starting out with "In a world".
In a world where the right duchess can make a difference in a duke's life, Drake, the Duke of Manchester is searching for his 'perfect' wife. Unfortunately, his mother's house guest for the London Season, Miss Penelope Clayton, a socially inept botanist with no desire for a husband, is the one he can't seem to resist.
What are you working on?
Right now I'm working on the fourth book in my Marriage Mart Mayhem series, The Baron's Homecoming. The third book in the series, The Lady's Disgrace, just went to my editor with an expected October release.
Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?
My critique partner, romance author Char Chaffin, comes to mind first. Then I have a fantastic team I work with at Entangled Publishing. My awesome editor, Erin Molta McCormack works hard to make my manuscript shine. My editorial director, Gwen Hayes, makes sure nothing has slipped by me and Erin. And my publicity team, Misa, Debbie, and Jessica keep me hopping.
Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?
Not exactly a 'meet,' but recently one of my husband's company's clients called him. She said she had just heard that Callie Hutton was his wife. When he didn't deny it (he wouldn't dare), she said she's read all my books and loved them, and was excited to know he was my husband. That was kind of fun.
What is your favorite way to procrastinate?
Social media. If I'm stuck on my current book, I'll check my emails and Facebook page, and before I know it, I've wasted a half an hour or more. But usually by then I've worked out in my mind what my problem was.
I want to thank all the wonderful people who have read my books. I'm always happy when I hear from a reader who loved my story, like the woman who said my books got her through chemo therapy. Nothing moves an author more than to know they made even a slight difference in someone's life.