Where do you call home? USA – currently I’m in Ashburn, Virginia back from too brief a time in Miami, Florida…where my cousins from Nunawadding, Australia visited for 2 weeks…you Aussie’s are way too much fun!
What is your book about? VIDEO VIXEN, which has been heavily updated since it was first published in 1983, takes place in Sodom’s Crossing, a fictional town just south of the equator, and home to Always Tomorrow, the number 1 soap opera in the world. It’s hysterical..when the actor’s use the show’s Vixen (Victoria Kirkland) to gaslight an investigative reporter, who’s magazine is taking aim at daytime TV. Vikki is the only actor without any secrets!
If you gave some of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say? Vikki Kirkland (aka Vixen Mallory) –“ while I’m no tempestuous siren, when the right man comes along, I take aim and take the man!” Dan Falkner, investigative reporter – “I was Vixen-ized right from the pages of Playboy when I saw her…but …I wanted the real Vikki, not the fictionalized wanton woman. I was really glad when she wanted me!”
Do you have plans for a new book? I’m putting all of my contemporary romances into eBooks ( a total of 14, all #1 bestsellers). I’ve been really lucky that they’ve withstood time and need minor updates, if that. I’m working on a new suspense novel: A RARE MEDIUM, WELL DONE….
What inspired you to write your book? Vixen was just fun to write – one company even created Vixen perfume for PR – plus she got mail!!! Even underwear was sent to the publisher and onto me. The book is also a reflection on how both daytime TV and romance novels, bring in the revenue that finances other programming and literary works.
Would you like to be contacted by readers to do book reviews? Absolutely!
How did you come up with the title and cover design? The title just came from the story, the eBook was my cover design..sorting thru stock photos for just the right – body part…her legs in Vixen lingerie!
Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life? You know…just in my mystery series..it’s fun to ‘murder’ anyone who’s ever been nasty to you! Great therapy.
What books have most influenced your writing most and why? Actually I come from a background of writing for radio/TV/advertising – so that’s my influence to tell a vibrant story, mostly in dialogue, and grab the reader fast.
Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? I actually know so many, but would love to meet Dan Brown.
Patti: Yeah, me too!
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcovers? All of them…I’ve been a reader since age 3!
Have you ever read a book more than once? Yes, many…they are comfort just like mac and cheese.
Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? No, I find books the better version.
What book are you currently reading? Actually I’m reading and updating my own books to get them ready for ebooks…mine were written on typewriters…so it’s a massive typing job.
What book do you know that you will never read? Anything too depressing..I don’t care how well it’s received..I like happy books, lots of dialogue and FUN characters.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and why. Joan Reeves and Cynthia Wicklund…both know how to tell page turning stories (Joan is contemporary/Cindy is historical) with great dialogue and visual writing.
Is there anything you would change in your last book and why? Nope…when I finish a book I make sure the character’s are happy and I’m happy…which usually means the readers will be too.
Who designed the cover of your book? Me!
Do you have a book trailer? I’m just learning about this so not yet.
Do you have any advice for other writers? I teach creative writing/fiction writing – have been a teacher (adults) since 1980…I tell them to write from the heart, research and make your story logical…and NEVER write what you know!
Where can your readers follow you? My blog: I don’t have one
My book's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/
My Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/user/
Twitter: don’t have that one yet either…sorry
How about amazon: http://www.amazon.com/VIDEO-
BiographyGreetings! Well just because I moved back to Northern Virginia, I ain't given' up the golf hat!!!
Yup after too brief a time - 18 months - the government called my husband back to Northern Virginia so...the schnauzer and I followed. It brought us closer to our children and grandchildren, so that's really wonderful, especially during the holidays.
It also brought us back to snow and cold weather...ahhhh life! The schanuzer is enjoying life in an apartment, especially the elevator which he loves. And I am too...no leaves to rake or snow to shovel...parking is underground garage.
Am working, still, on book number 18...what I hope will be a 'blockbuster' sexy mystery called: A Rare Medium Well Done featuring Dani Rossi, a sexy Atlanta lawyer with a lot of secrets to keep from handsome security specialist Mac Sinclair. She doesn not keep secrets from her assistant and BFF Tucker - has he has more than his share of issues that need her help.
I've been teaching online courses to my students in Miami...they wouldn't let me go! So that's been fun..they are a talented bunch and eager to write.
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