I loved reading Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke! Look for my review later next month! Now without further ado- Deborah's guest post! See the rest of the tour details from Teen Book Scene.
I'm curious about people - as well as language and storytelling. I enjoy writing books about people overcoming challenges and/or changing for the better. So, I've written a lot of romances - that features two characters whose emotional journeys intersect - and also mainstream books that focus on the heroine's journey. It's interesting to focus on one character's emotional journey, especially when that character has a lot to manage like Zoë in the Dragon Diaries. Since people are all different, and I'm always trying to learn more about writing and storytelling, every book I write is a new adventure. I love doing the research for each new book or series, and I also love teaching about writing and publishing. I was the writer in residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time they ever hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and I also teach workshops. The combination is wonderful.
I published my first book in 1992 and have written 40 novels since then - I've lost track of the novellas and shorts - and that doesn't count the ones I've written that have never sold or been published. I've written historical romances, contemporary romances, time travel romances, paranormal romances, romances with fantasy elements and fantasies with romantic elements, cuture-set romances, mainstream fiction with romantic elements and YA paranormal fiction with romantic elements. I still have more ideas than I have time to write down! That's part of what convinces me that I have the best job in the world. It's really exciting, to do something for a living that continues to challenge and provoke.
So, if you could do anything you wanted for a living. what would it be?
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