It’s Pen Pal time, and my guest today is Sharon Kleve, a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. I hope you’ll take a few moments to get to know Sharon, as she shares her writing habits and latest release.
Sharon, do you have a favorite place and/or time of day to write?
I have a designated office. I have candles, books, and a radio going when I write. I also have three big windows where I can watch the birds play. I love to write all the time. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is.
Your office sounds lovely. Especially those large windows that allow you to watch the birds at play. What attracts you most to your chosen genre?
The Happy-Ever-After. I read for years before I ever thought about writing and if there wasn’t a happy-ever-after I never read the author again. So I stuck to the romance genre.
A girl after my own heart. I’m addicted to HEA’s! :) My favorite part of starting a new novel is coming up with character names. What is yours and how do you go about it?
I have to have the name of the book picked out first. The character names don’t matter until a little later. My husband helps me pick the book title.
Wow, that’s amazing. Titles are generally tough for me. Once in a while I luck out and have the title before I start writing, but usually I’m still scrambling for one when I type “the end.” What is your most current release?
Love Crazed is the fourth book in The Corny Myers Series.
Which character did you enjoy writing the most and why?
Corny Myers is similar to Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich’s series. But Corny can talk to animals.
Ooh, I like that idea. When you’re not writing (or reading) what do you do to unwind?
I cook. Cooking relaxes me. I love to bake bread, bagels, and sour dough. But a decadent pasta dinner is my favorite.
Now I know where to go when I’m hungry because I’m a horrible cook, LOL. Please share a few favorites:
Favorite season: Fall because of the colors it brings. WA has the most brilliant transition from summer to fall.
Favorite animal: Cat. I adore my cat Ardy. She rules the household. Everything revolves around Ardy’s schedule–food, water and snacks, and of course, play time.
Favorite social media platform: My blog is fun and easy to maintain. I think whatever an author chooses they need to maintain a regular presence for their readers.
Favorite author: Janet Evanovich. She’s what I started writing. Stephanie Plum made me laugh and want to continue reading her series.
Food you never grow tired of: Bread. It’s a good thing I like to bake. I love every flavor, sour dough, rye, pumpernickel, and especially bagels.
Mountains or beach: Beach. I love the crashing waves and even the sand when it gets into every crevice of your body.
I love the beach too, although I’m not overly fond of the sand anywhere but on my feet. :) And cats? Oh, I love cats! It sounds like Ardy is a typical phenomenal feline. Thanks so much for being a Pen Pal today, Sharon. I wish you much success and many sales with LOVE CRAZED. And BTW, pumpernickel and rye are my favorite types of bread. You have excellent taste! :)
Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other’s arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.
Connect with Sharon at the following haunts:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S
Corny has her work cut out for her in “Love Crazed”, Book Four in The Corny Myers Series.
Corny’s excitement over serving on jury duty is squashed when she hears news of Steve’s ex-girlfriend relocating to Seattle.
Steve’s an aggressive, tough, Seattle narcotics cop who thinks Celeste could do no wrong.
Celeste is back in town and has set her sights on rekindling her relationship with Steve. Being an FBI agent she’s used to getting what she wants, no matter what the cost.
Corny is trying to keep her relationship from falling apart, while rescuing pets, and saving her friend from a loan shark.
Can Pete, Corny’s ferret, learn how to use the phone in time to save the day?
Purchase LOVE CRAZED from Amazon