Thanks for joining me today on Night Owl Romance.
Tammie King of NOR: To get us started can you please start by telling us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?
I have just begun an anthology for St. Patrick's Day 2010 in conjunction with two other Rogue Phoenix Press authors. We call ourselves Rogue's Angels and you can read more about us at our blog: http://roguesangels.blogspot.com My readers will see the 5th and last book in the Dakota's Bride series which began at Kensington almost 10 years ago, Forever His this will be published in December 2009. In November 2009 The Wager will be published by Awe-struck. It is the second of 12 books in the series beginning with Allura.
Tammie King of NOR: Could you please tell us a little about yourself?
I love to write. Stories, characters and plot lines as well as conflicts, have become part of my life. But when I'm not writing, I teach math at Stayton High School in Stayton, Oregon. I have also been a high school swim coach for 13 years. I have had the pleasure of coaching a winner of 6 individual state titles. I have 3 children who I adore and have watched them grow into wonderful young adults, my youngest being a senior at Oregon State University this year.
Tammie King of NOR: Can you please give us a sneak peek into the book?
Running from a marriage that lasted one night, Dr. Moriah McKeown discovers the land she has settled on is coveted by determined and lawless men. Yet the proud young woman who once vowed never to abandon her home has second thoughts when her adopted children are threatened. Her only recourse is to enlist the aid of a dark, dangerous gun for hire.Haunted by the past and a betrayal he will never forgive, Ian Civanovich uses his fast gun and his reckless courage to forget the faithlessness of a woman in his past. He will trust no female--nor will he rest until the threat hovering over Moriah McKeown is put to rest.
Tammie King of NOR: Please tell us what you have planned next?
I am currently writing an anthology for a St.Patrick's Day release in 2011. The book doesn't have a title yet. The Wager will be out November 2009 by Awe-struck(sequel to Allura). Forever His will be out in December 2009 with Rogue Phoenix Press.
Tammie King of NOR: Do you belong to a critique group? If so, how does this help or hinder you?
I belong to a critique group of 3 to 5 published authors. I have great confidence in their expertise and insights. We have been critiquing, editing, and encouraging each other for over ten years. I believe they have helped me to write great books.
Tammie King of NOR: What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?
My website is: www.christineyoung.bz
Tammie King of NOR: What was your first published work and when was it published?
In 1998 I received a two book contract from Kensington. The first book published was Dakota's Bride and the second book was My Angel. These two books have been out of print for several years now, but I recently received the rights for these books. I am looking forward to a new pub date in 2010 by Rogue Phoenix Press.
Tammie King of NOR: What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?
The best advice I have ever received came from my mother who gave me the confidence to write my first book. My first book wasn't published and it still sits in a three ring binder in my office. No, it will never be rewritten and published. Although the characters will forever be among my favorites, they are destined to stay dusty. I cannot recall the worst advice. I have been surrounded by family and friends who have only positive thoughts for my endeavors.
Tammie King of NOR: Do you outline your books or just start writing?
I always do an in depth profile of my hero, heroine, and sometimes the villains. (I dearly love to write villains). I don't outline but I do have a basic formatt in my head. Once I get into a story, the characters always take over and seemingly write their own tales.
Tammie King of NOR: Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven't yet?
My youngest daughter recently introduced me to the book Twilight. I fell in love with the two main characters and realized that vampire stories are not that terrifying. To those who know me, this is the antithesis of who I am. For as long as I can remember, I have adhorred anything VAMPIRE. Now I am thinking of writing a vampire romance. Ideas are swirling in my head and straining to get out.
Thank you for this opportunity!