Hi Patricia, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
1) Is there a character in your books that you can’t stand? (Antagonist for example) And what makes them someone you don’t like? There is a man in this book who is protesting marriage equality (he is unnamed, though I call him Otis) at the Capitol building in Austin. He’s holding a sign in protest and he speaks out to a reporter against same sex marriage. I hate bigots and hypocrites more than anything and while the country held its collective breath while we waited for the SCOTUS ruling, we saw plenty of them EVERYWHERE.
2) Are there misconceptions people have about your genre? Yes. That it’s written by gay men. Believe it or not, when I tell people unfamiliar with the genre, I get the same questions all the time. A. Why would you write that? B. Are you gay? C. Who wants to read that? And when I explain that it’s primarily written by straight women for straight women because they are our largest consumers, people look at me like I have two heads.
3) Is there message in your novel that you hope readers grasp? WOW. There are several in this one. I cover my support for same sex marriage, my hatred of narrow-minded bigots, the importance in helping your neighbor, the importance of remembering how difficult the fight Native Americans had and are still having for equality and fairness, and my support for animal rescue organizations who do so much for homeless and forgotten and mistreated and abandoned animals.
4) How has your writing evolved since your first book? (If this is your first book, how do you hope it evolves?) It’s gotten a thousand times better. I had a very hard time writing without point of view errors in my early books and I very rarely have even one now. In addition, my grammar, punctuation, and spelling are nothing to sneeze at now. I’ve always been able to plot out stories from start to finish but in the past I needed to outline every scene. My outlines are a lot looser now because I don’t need to stick so closely to them. I realize that sometimes my characters are going to walk off the page and they do. I just roll with it and sometimes they lead me off on a tangent. Finally, I try to write characters into a book with a follow-up book in mind for them now. In the past, I used to write a book and then select a character from it for the next book to give them a story. It’s more planned now.
5) One food you don’t care if you never eat it again. That’s hard because I’m squeamish about certain things so I’ve never tried them to begin with. I’ve never eaten a bug or a snail but most everything else I’ve ever tried, I’d eat again if it was prepared properly. I am moving away from meat, however, beginning to enjoy vegetables as a primary source of my protein. I’ve always loved them, but as I try more and more vegetarian dishes, I’m beginning to appreciate them so much more. I don’t think I could ever give up sea food or shellfish though. I ADORE everything from the sea and am a huge fan of sushi.
“Yoo Hoo! Dell, ya up there, ya sidewinder! Get outa bed or I’m gonna drag that lazy ass out!”
“What?” Pace said, startled awake as he lifted his head from Dell’s chest where he’d fallen asleep in the wee hours of the morning. He wiped his face of drool and stared across the muscled chest he loved, finding Dell’s face. He had one eye peeled open and he didn’t look all too happy by what sounded like Branch’s bellowing from downstairs.
“Fuckin’ ass poor timin’,” Dell grumbled as they both sat upright in bed. Pace knew it would be pretty awful if Branch came bursting into the room with them, lying buck naked in bed. “Guess I’d better find out just what the hell he’s doin’ here.” Pace watched as Dell threw his legs over the side of the bed. He watched his ass from behind, noting the muscled expanse of his back and the thick thighs he loved so much, as the man stood.
“What the hell is he doing here? He and the boys had a show,” Pace grumbled.
“Ya rattlesnake! Ya need me to come up there and put my boot up yer ass?” Branch howled. Pace couldn’t help but chuckle. He loved his brother but he loved the disgusted look on Dell’s face more. Dell walked to the doorway and stuck his head out.
“I’ll be down in a minute, ya jackass… unless ya want to see me in all my nekkid glory!” Dell yelled back.
Pace heard a chuckle coming from downstairs. “Hell naw! Get some clothes on there, scarecrow! Yer movin’ slower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.”
“Oh for Christ’s sake, here we go,” Dell said, glancing over at him. Pace just buried his face in the pillow and laughed.
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