Hello Blye! Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today! It’s such a pleasure to chat with you. So tell me…
Q) Is your book part of a series?
Hi! Thank you for having me. I’m super excited to chat with you today. My book Small Town Frame-up will release on February 21st. It is the third book in a series of interconnected stand-alones. The books are set in the same fictional small town, Rolling Brook, which is located in the hills west of Chicago, IL. The books follow siblings from the same family and detail the dangerous situations they find themselves in for love. Small Town Frame-up is the sister Daisy’s book, and it has a brother’s best friend trope. Writing Daisy and the hero Jameson’s story was so much fun because the tension with these two is intense. They refused to make things easy on each other, so theirs is a slow-burn romance which I love.
Q) Do you have a writing quirk, or habit when you write?
Q) What do you think is your strongest asset as a writer? …what is your weakest factor as a writer?
I am so horrible at giving myself praise but, hmm, maybe writing realistic dialogue would be my strongest asset. I feel like my character’s come across as real and believable. Right now, I’d say my weakest is being slow. I tend to edit as I write, and it slows the process down quite a lot.
Q) Do you have a favorite book you’ve written?
They are all special to me in their own way. I do have a feeling Small Town Frame-up is going to be a reader’s favorite though.
Q) Do you write in a linear fashion or do you jump from scene to scene and then go back and “fill in the blanks”?
I am a pantser—no outlining here! So, I do write in a linear fashion. Sometimes a future scene will come to me, usually with dialogue, and I may write that out and save it for the appropriate spot, but when I’m writing the story I like to go in order. Usually I’ll write a scene that will prompt the next event, and so the story just keeps building on itself.
Q) Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
I definitely want each book to stand on its own. The three in my series thus far all have their own storyline and main characters. The secondary characters and the setting are what gets carried along in the series. But my goal is always to have the books work on their own so that it doesn’t matter what order to you pick them up in.
Q) What are your upcoming projects?
I have one more book in the Rolling Brook Series which is my current work-in-progress. Then I’m going to write a complete stand-alone book to give away free to my newsletter subscribers. Currently, my subscribers receive a free novelette that features the characters from my second book, but I’d like to expand on that. Then I hope to start my next series later this year. It will be set in a small town in coastal South Carolina and feature military heroes.
The drugs they find in her apartment have nothing on the addiction she's developing for her arresting officer. Daisy Redland's life is as quiet as the small town she lives in, until she finds herself framed for a crime she didn’t commit. With her brother out of town, the only cop she knows to turn to for help is the one who’s charging her—the same one she's had a crush on for years.
James Jameson has been trying to avoid the trouble that is his best friend's sister. But when her case gets dropped on his desk, that's no longer an option. As the search for the truth pushes them together, will he be able to resist her? And can they prove her innocence before it's too late?
Find out in this suspenseful, slow-burn romance!
Daisy blinked when Jameson stood. “Time for fingerprints. Let’s go.”
Close to panicking, she spun to face Jameson. “I thought I got a phone call!”