This year I’ve joined with eleven other writers for the Sweet Romance Christmas Giveaway. We’re offering fifteen novels and short story collections as well as Amazon gift vouchers as the prizes in this contest. A couple days ago I posted a link to Clarissa Carlyle’s blog where she has posted a list of the writers and the stories they have donated to the Giveaway. Today and over the next week or so I’ll introduce several of the writers.
My first guest is Opal Mellon. She has donated her novel, His Only Hope to the contest.
Welcome Opal. Can I ask you a few questions about your novel?
What is the theme of your story and what prompted you to write about this? The theme of the story is the redeeming power of love. I guess I was prompted to write about that because I truly believe that we are more than our past and our circumstances. Sometimes it just takes the right person staying beside us to help us see that.
How did you bring the place and people you are writing about to life? I guess I’ve lived a lot of life! I tend to base my books in places where I’ve lived and loved, and that makes it easier. I’ve always been a reader, and I believe that teaches you a lot about writing. I’m also a compulsive people watcher, and that combined with a degree in psychology gives me a fairly solid understanding of motivation.
Do you prefer to write one sex or the other. And, if so, which do you prefer and why? I have no preference. I enjoy being in the heads of some characters more than others, but it has no correlation with gender. I like writing dual POV in all of my books.
Thanks, Opal. I’m sure readers will want to know more about His Only Hope now. And I hope they will enter the contest for a chance to win a copy – as well as all the other stories in the prize bundle. While I’m on the topic of the Giveaway – here’s where to ENTER.