Thank you so much to Margaret Locke for inviting me to participate in the My Writing Process blog tour!
1) What am I working on?
At present, I’m finishing a contemporary novella, a romance between a good girl staffer and a bad boy rocker. It grows out of my series, The Easy Part, but it’s uncontracted so I need to get back to my other work in progress: the third, untitled book for that series. I don’t want to say too much about that project, other than it’s set on the campaign trail, the hero is a Democrat, and the heroine is a Republican. It should be out next year.
Oh, and I have a book coming out in April (Special Interests) and I cannot wait for you all to read it. (Cannot wait! But also feel a little sick about it going out into the world. Now I need some chocolate.) And I’m on the cusp of edits for my second Easy Part novel, Private Politics, which will be out in September.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Most of what I’m writing now is explicitly political. The characters fight about policy and their pillow talk is about fundraising. Other romance writers have considered ambitious, professional women in love (see James, Julie) and there certainly have been political romances (Unfinished Business, The American President, Strange Bedpersons, Fatal Affair)–but in general romance writers have been told to avoid such potentially controversial matters.
Beyond my sort-of-kind-of-different subject matter, what I have to offer is voice: fresh, smart, and witty.
I mean I hope. Jeez, I’m bad at self-promotion.