Nearly three years had passed since he’d last seen her, but she was as beautiful as ever—and as angry. Before he could explain his reasons for temporarily walking away, shots rang out and Ian quickly went from husband to bodyguard. Investigating his enemies would take time. And whether Meg liked it or not, he wouldn’t leave her side until he could guarantee her safety. One step back into her life, though, and Ian knew the stakes were even higher. She had a two-year-old son. And he looked exactly like Ian.…
What Carol's bio doesn't say is that she's one of the busiest, upbeat people I know AND she's a writer. My fellow sprinter, Intrigue buddy, and generous friend...
CAROL: Like most writers, I was a bookworm when I was a child. I would read through stacks of books from the library every week. The books that stand out in my memory as some of my early favorites were those biographies with the blue covers and the yellow squiggle around the person’s name. I can remember reading one of those biographies on Amelia Earhart. I also enjoyed the Edgar Eager series that I believe started with the book Half Magic (waaay before Harry Potter ever got his scar!).
ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
CAROL: Spongebob Squarepants. He’s so optimistic and trusting. He usually looks on the bright side of life and thoroughly enjoys himself in Bikini Bottom. And I love the way he says, “In your face!”
ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
CAROL: Hmm, I can’t listen to music when I write. It’s way too distracting because I like to sing along with the songs. However, since my Jan. Intrigue, Green Beret Bodyguard is set in Miami and the heroine is of Cuban descent, a perfect playlist for that book would include Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” Juanes’ – “La Camisa Negra,” and Pit Bull’s “I Know You Want Me.”
ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
CAROL: I can’t remember the first story I ever wrote down on paper, but I always had stories running through my head. I had a best friend growing up who lived down the street, and we would always play this game where we would act out my stories. I reconnected with that friend recently after a long absence and she could totally get how I was writing romance novels because she remembered all my stories when we were kids. I also “founded” a magazine/newsletter at my junior high school called “Madrone Madness.” I recruited my friends to work on every issue where we printed school news and song dedications, and I wrote a fictional soap opera starring the teachers and students of the school called “As Madrone Turns.” The whole publication was sort of like Vanity Fair.
ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
CAROL’S GOTTA ANSWER: Relaxing is so overrated! J To wind down, I like to walk to the beach listening to my iPod. I really enjoy watching my boys play sports. There’s nothing more “relaxing” than screaming on the sidelines of my sons’ soccer matches or water polo games. I also like watching Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelorette – shhh. Two of my go-to authors for pure reading enjoyment are Victoria Holt, the Mistress of Gothic Romance, and Georgette Heyer, the Queen of Regency Romance. The other day, I was walking home from meeting a friend for coffee, and as I passed by our local public library I sneaked inside and grabbed a copy of Heyer’s Black Sheep from the shelf just so I could read the “meet” scene between Abigail Wendover and Miles Claverleigh. I just stood there in the stacks and giggled. Now THAT’S getting lost in a story!