For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the writing business?
(Carol) A longtime romance reader, I started writing as a relief from the rigors of graduate school. I’m now a therapist and I write contemporary romance. I love doing both!
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, please share how you handle it.
(Carol) When I run into a block, I’ve learned that I must have previously taken a wrong turn in my writing. If I go back and sort out the previous few scenes, I usually find the right path for my characters.
Contrary to what some people envision about a romance writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us. With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
(Carol) Other than seeing clients, I love to read, to eat cheesecake(when I allow myself this treat) and to travel to big cities! My husband and I love visiting NYC! He sometimes teases me that he wants to move to an empty corn field somewhere and loves my immediate refusal to follow.
I know many writers, such as myself, keep their pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are their thoughts?
(Carol) Those closest to me know I write, but most aren’t readers. Only my daughters routinely dive into books. Warms my heart.
Will you share with us your all-time favorite authors? If you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.
(Carol) Wow! Narrowing it to ten will be difficult. I recently love Cherrie Lynn, Maisey Yates, Kristen Ashley and Tammy Faulkner. Kathern Shaw (a critique partner) always amuses me. I really enjoy Kristan Higgins, Meg Cabot and Jill Shalvis. Classic favorites are Georgette Heyer and Mary Stewart.
If you could choose one book to go to the big screen, yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love to see cast in the parts?
(Carol) I’d love to see one of Georgette Heyer’s detective novels(which always include a romance!) like “Why Shoot A Butler?”
Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now? That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I swear it’ll go no further.
(Carol) I’m finishing the Swaggered, 3rd book in my new Blue Collar Boys series. Smooched will launch in early November, 2015! I’m very excited about these sexy guys!
When Case Thompson’s oldest brother and his wife die in a car accident, Case is stunned to learn that they had chosen him as the guardian for their 8 year old daughter Kaylie. Never much of a family guy, Case soon finds himself packing school lunches and helping with homework. In addition to Kaylie, his brother left him in charge of Scruffy Boys Architectural Salvage, the family business. Just as Case is getting the hang of dealing with accounts during the day and PTA meetings at night, Merritt Morgan, his deceased sister-in-law’s twin rolls into town determined to take an active role in Kaylie’s life. Dr. Merritt Morgan regrets the gulf she allowed to grow between her and her twin sister Annie after their mother’s death. While she can’t fix past mistakes, she’s determined to change things with Kaylie. But first she needs to overcome Case’s skepticism that she deserves a place in Kaylie’s life. Easier said than done when it comes to Case Thompson who is both stubborn and steaming hot and makes her feel things that no other man has ever made her feel. Against her father’s wishes, she takes a leave of absence from her medical residency to grow closer to her twin’s daughter. But she’s unprepared for the way the handsome Case makes her feel and the memories of her sister. Can they overcome the past? Will Case learn to trust Merritt with his dead brother’s child?
Where can we find your stories, and is there a particular reading order?
(Carol) My books are currently available on Amazon where they are temporarily part of Kindle Unlimited. I expect they’ll soon be available again through Barnes and Noble, Ibooks and most Smashwords outlets. Start with any!
Would you please share how your present and future fans can contact you?
Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.
(Carol) I always want to hear from readers! Tell me what you think! Give me suggestions.
Well, that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed my Q&A with Carol Rose. If you have any questions of your own or comments for Carol, by all means, leave her a message below. Thank you in advance for your visit!