Saturday, May 18, 2013

Author Interview - Carol Preflatish

Author Interview - Carol Preflatish

Thank you, Carol, for stopping by my blog today. Before we move to your latest release, let's tell our readers a little bit more about you and your writing.

Emily: When did you start writing?

Carol: I started writing seriously in 2000, but I've enjoyed writing since elementary school.

Emily: What genre do you write and why? 

Carol: I mostly write romantic suspense, but lately I've ventured into regular contemporary romance. 

Emily: What other genres would you like to try, which you haven’t done before? 

Carol: I have an idea for a police procedural series that I would love to write, if I can ever find the time. 

Emily: Is there a genre that you would never like to try? 

Carol: I have never had any interest in writing science fiction, although I do love the genre. 

Emily: Who is your favorite author and why? 

Carol: My favorite author is the late Robert B. Parker. I love his Jesse Stone novels. I also like James Patterson and Lisa Gardner, both mystery writers. 

Emily: When do you usually write and where? Do you have a certain place or writing cave? 

Carol: I work full time at a day job and I try to get some writing in during my lunch hour during the day. In addition to that, I write on weekends.

Emily: What would you be if you weren’t an author?

Carol: Well, my day job is working Human Services. But, since I started back with photography, I think I would love to do that for a living. I would want to work in photo-journalism though. 

Emily: Do you have other passions besides writing?

Carol: I recently rekindled my interest in photography. I used to be an avid photographer, but life got in the way and then digital cameras came along while I still shot in film. I've had a couple point-and-shoot digital cameras, and then last week I finally bought my first digital SLR.

Emily: What do you think is the hardest thing about writing? 

Carol: For me, writing is the easiest part. It's the marketing and promotion after the book is done that is difficult.

Emily: Have you ever written a story based on real life events?

Carol: My second book, "Saved by the Sheriff" was very loosely based on a real unsolved mystery near where I live.

"Spring Forward, Fall Back in Love"
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Book tagline: 
She left eight years ago with a secret. Now she's back and stranded in a cabin with her former lover. 
Will temptation overcome her willpower?

Book blurb: 
The last person Grace Taylor wanted to see was her old boyfriend, Andy Granger, but that's exactly who was standing in front of her on the porch of the ranch. To make matters worse, he was her trail guide. When an unexpected spring storm strands them in a secluded mountain cabin, memories and old feelings emerge. Can Grace keep the secret she'd kept for eight years while at the same time keep Andy at a distance?

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"Tell us about your boyfriend, Grace," Maria teased. "You did have a high school sweetheart, didn't you?"

"Well, yes."

"What did he look like?" Silvia inquired.

"He was just an average guy."

Lucy's drink was served and she took a gulp. "Next question, how old were you when you lost your virginity?"

As Grace opened her mouth, someone behind her spoke. "She was sixteen."

She recognized that voice and turned to find Andy standing behind her. "What are you doing here?"

"Grace, aren't you going to introduce us?" Lucy said, standing.

"He's not worth an introduction." She turned back to the table.

"I'm Lucy Marlow and you are?" She extended her hand and took his.

"Andy Granger, Grace's high school sweetheart."

"And, apparently the man she lost her virginity to," Lucy said, still holding his hand. "Would you like to join us? We'd love to hear stories about our Grace."

"No, he wouldn't." Grace stared at Andy.

He apparently got the message. "No, I can't. I just wanted to stop by and say hello." He pulled away from Lucy's grasp and walked back to the bar where he joined his buddies.

"Pity," Lucy said, watching him walk away. "Grace, he's hot as hell. Was he that good-looking as a teenager?"

"We parted on bad terms, so I'd just as soon not talk about him."

"We understand," Silvia said.

"Now wait a minute. So, you have no interest in him?" Lucy asked.


"Then, you wouldn't mind if I went over and talked to him?"

Grace knew that meant Lucy would do everything she could to get him into bed tonight. But, what could she do? She had no claim to him, and, as soon as this weekend was over, she didn't plan on ever seeing him again. "Not at all. Talk to him all you want."

That's all Lucy needed to hear. She jumped up and sauntered over to the bar where Andy sat with his buddies.

"I can't believe you let her do that," Maria said. "You know what she has in mind."

"I have no feelings for him."

"That's not how it looked when you heard his voice behind you just now."

Grace looked over at Andy. Lucy already had her paws on him, rubbing his thigh, and his buddies looked like they were ready to pounce on her if given the chance.


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