1: What are your favourite books from childhood?
"The Girl With the Silver Eyes" by Willo Davis Roberts has to be my absolute favourite.
2: When did you start writing romance?
When I was a teen. I'd been writing SFF since my age was in single digits, but I had to become a teen to understand the lure of Romance.
3: If you ran the world for a day, what would you do?
a. Say, "Muahahahah! I rule the world!"
b. Get down to the serious business of ruling the world for a day.
c. Ensure adequate education was freely available to everyone in the world, including financial stipends to students who might be in the position of having to choose between school and a job because they need the income.
d. Possibly use my vast global influence for my personal benefit once or twice (in a benevolent way, of course).
e. Live extremely luxuriously for a day.
f. Be glad, on the morrow, that I ruled the world for only one day. I don't think I could do it continually.
4: Who is your favourite romantic hero - real or otherwise?
Anyone here not cognizant of my adoration of Richard Armitage? I love him best as Guy of Gisborne, then I love him as Harry Kennedy in "The Vicar of Dibley", then I adore him as John Thornton in "North & South". If you haven't seen any of these, you are missing out big-time, especially "North & South", possibly one of his best performances.
5: Complete this sentence. There is nothing more important in life than......?
Realizing one's purpose in life and acting to fulfill it.
6: How do you find time to write?
When I had a part-time job and no children, I wrote when I wasn't at work. When I had a full-time job and no children, I wrote for an hour, each way, on the bus to/from work. When I had a part-time job and one child, I wrote in the afternoons. When I was pregnant, I couldn't write at all, even to save my life. When I had a part-time job, two daughters, a dozen music students and a house that needs cleaning, I have little time for writing.
I wrest it from the children from time to time, I'll time-share it from my job, if it's a quiet week, I'll steal it while in bed with a laptop and I'll often forgo watching TV or some other unproductive leisure activity. However, until the daughters are a bit older, I don't have nearly enough writing time for my happiness.
But I can be patient.
7: What book/books are you reading now?
I'm currently working my way through Amanda Quick's work. I like her style with it's touch of humour.