Time for another round of questions from the Romance weekly blog hop. This week's questions are from the lovely Julie Abdinoor:
1. What ages are your characters?
That depends on the book. However, most of my heroines are late teens to early twenties and my heroes are a bit older, but still in their twenties. In writing historically set novels, I try to stay true to the period. The characters of the time would have been of similar age. The only book I wrote with an older hero hero and heroine was Chihuahua Momma, where the main characters were in their forties.
2. What special things or places inspire you to write?
My past eight manuscripts have taken place in Scotland. Aside from being of Scottish descent, I have studied in Edinburgh and visited Scotland a few times. I guess I'm one of those crazies who's a Scotland lover. Funny...I spent the month of May researching my novels, and found I was more knowledgeable about Scottish history than some of the guides.
In all of my novels, I have done extensive research. For Virtue, I went to Belize for research and took a cruise and though I had been a professional dancer, I interviewed dancers from the ship. It was a lot of fun :-)
3. What is the one message you hope women will receive when they read your stories?
The main thin is that I hope that they are entertained with a story they enjoy...that they feel like they've gone back in time and are experiencing a world of old.
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Next up, hop over to Katie O'Connor's Blog to see how she answers these interesting questions! http://katieoh.blogspot.com