Please take a seat on one of the comfy chairs in the sitting room by the fire. What is your favourite beverage and snack food?
Tea. I could drink tea all day long. In fact, most days I do. For snacks, I like anything to do with cheese. Any kind of cheese. On a cracker. Melted on chips. Served on a lovely charcuterie platter. Or just sliced from the block and stuffed in my mouth. I think it’s because I’m half Swiss.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m not a fan of winter. What is the weather like this time of year in your area?
Well, I live in Colorado, so we definitely have winter. Which is fine by me since I love to ski. However, I live in Boulder, not in the mountains, so we have plenty of fifty and sixty degree days in the winter and loads of sunshine. If it snows at my house, it’s usually melted in a few days, and more than once I’ve worn sandals and snow boots on consecutive days.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
If I’m indoors, I’m probably reading, cooking, or sitting in our sauna. Otherwise I love to get out with my hubby and our friends to ski (telemark, backcountry and cross country), mountain bike, whitewater kayak, hike, do yoga and take dance classes (I started learning to tap dance two years ago), or go swing or ballroom dancing. Get me to a hot spring after a hard day of playing in the mountains and I’m in heaven.
Are you an animal person? If so, what do you have?
My father was a veterinarian, so I was pretty much raised to be an animal person. Growing up we usually had at least two dogs and two cats, and often a bird or fish or hamster too. Nowadays I have just one dog, though we’ll probably get a second one again in the next couple years. This also explains why many of my characters have pets.
What is one obsession you possess?
Lately my friends have accused me of being obsessed with layering. And they’re probably right, because I believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. Layers are my secret to staying warm and happy in pretty much any conditions. Which means for virtually any activity I obsess about which layers to wear, and which to take with me—just in case. I’m not ashamed to gloat when I’ve picked the perfect combo of layers on a cold and stormy ski day.
What book might we find on your bedside table?
Right now, I’m beta reading for my amazing critique partner, debut Harlequin author Laurel Greer. For something published, I just finished reading Him, and the sequels Us and The Good Boy, by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen. Fantastic!
Where is your favourite place to read?
Anywhere, anytime, preferably with a cup of tea close at hand. I have no favorite place, I’m just happy to grab reading time when and where I can.
What’s your next writing project?
I’ve got a few things I’m working on right now. I’m almost finished writing a second short, steamy ski romance set at the same ski area as my recently published short, Just Friends. I also have a first draft of a mountain biking novella ready for editing, and I’m halfway through my third round of editing on a full-length novel that features a heroine who leads inner city kids on backpacking trips.
Describe yourself in three words.
Funny, weird, smart
Please share with us a peek at your book, Just Friends
Ski Patroller Jordan Wiley is a single dad with zero time or energy for dating. When he reconnects with Taya, his attraction to her is even stronger than before she left him behind for a career in the city. But with a young son to think about, he’s determined to ignore his feelings. Again.
After a magical day on the slopes, a snow storm traps them in an avalanche of chemistry neither can deny. Will their friendship survive the weight of their passion or will they surface as more than friends?
The Wild Rose Press
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