What time is it? It’s time to spotlight an author.
or re-introduce you to an old favorite.
Whichever the case may be, pull up a seat and meet…
From her website I pulled the following info….
Nancy J. Parra writes romantic suspense and sweet western historical romances. Hailed as a rising star of romantic fiction, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism but turned to writing fiction when she discovered it was more fun to interview the people in her head.
She lives in the
I also sent her some questions that I think most readers want to know about the authors that we love to read….
Who was the first romance author that you read?
The first romance author I read was Kathleen Woodiwiss… it was a long time ago. LOL
Do you remember the book title?
The book title was The Flame and The Flower – my sister got me started and I fell in love with happy endings.
How long did it take you to get published?
It took me about nine years to get published…and nearly 18 manuscripts…yes, I had a lot to learn.
If you could write anywhere where would you write?
If I could write anywhere, where would I write? Gosh… I love Colorado. I would love to write there, but then I took a trip to Scotland and could see myself writing there as well! Guess I like mountains…and I know I love the American west.
Where do you get the ideas for your books?
Wow, where do book ideas come from-that’s a good question… everyday life I think…some of what happens in Mr. Charming came from my own experiences as a stay at home mom who walked her kids to school. Someone once said that the suburbs were generica…where people tried to blend in…and nothing bad ever happened and I thought wow…what if someone tried to hide in the suburbs…and the bad guy followed? Thus a book was born.
Are you going to write Jason’s story? (He is HUGE part of Mr. Charming)
Funny you should ask if I’m going to write Jason’s story…I love Jason and have thought about doing just that…but right now I’m waiting for the perfect girl for him to show up. (Characters can be stubborn sometimes.)
Which authors are your go to authors?
My go to authors…LOL there is such a long list- Julie Garwood, Stephanie Laurens, JD Robb, Jude Deveraux, Elizabeth Lowell, plus so many wonderful authors who write for Harlequin…my to be read pile is always stacked high. (No wonder I love her, her top 3 are on my top 5 go to author list)
What are you working on now?
My next book is Dream Man, out in January 2010. It’s the story of a dream researcher with a client who may have the answer to a thirty year old mystery…a mystery FBI agent Nate Cancaid has been dreaming about his entire life. Can a woman of science lose her heart to a man on intuition or has fate already dealt her a losing hand?
I want to send out a HUGE thanks to Nancy for doing this, she is an amazing author, and friend.
Here is a little blurb about Mr. Charming.
Jennifer Sumner is a single mom with a secret past. At the request of her brother, lead investigator on the case, she takes in a wealthy playboy who is pretending to be dead.
Tomorrow I will be posting my review of this book, so make sure and come back to check it out. I will also be posting another contest with that post.