Today my guest is the brilliant, funny, one of my very best friends, my breast buddy, Abigail Sharp. She is my breast buddy because when I was recovering from Breast Cancer and had dropped out to hide from the medical community….there is only so much poking and prodding a person can stand… (anyway) Abigail dragged me to the doctor again to be sure I was still in remission and shared her wonderfully talented friend and cancer reconstruction surgeon with me who completely changed my life. BUT! That is a whole nother story. Enjoy her interview
1. Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
My favorite character is the one I’m writing at the moment. *laugh* Of course I adore Ainsley and Riley in Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy, so I’m going to leave them out of the running and go with Quinn Donnelly. He’s the brother of a secondary character who’s getting married (the secondary character, not Quinn) and he’s all blue-eyed, dark-haired Irish charm. It doesn’t hurt that he’s the hero in the next story, Who Wants to Marry a Doctor? And no, he’s not the doctor.
2. What inspires you for your stories?
Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy? was HEAVILY influenced by reality TV shows like The Bachelor. Some men don’t want the attention of many women trying to lasso their hearts. I thought, how funny would it be if the poor guy didn’t want to be there? And cowboys are so hot and sexy that it made finding the hero so much easier
3. Tell us something no one else knows about you.
I used to suck my toes.
Not for any purpose, really. Just the fact that I could do it was enough.
Though I did have a boyfriend who liked to suck my toes. That was a little weird for me. I don’t like anyone but me touching them. Pedicures are more of a cringe-fest than any kind of relaxing.
My husband, however, has found the perfect way of massaging my feet, so I’m okay when he touches them.
4. What genre classification would you put on your book and what would you consider the heat level of the romance?
Contemporary fun and flirty romance. Boy meets girl, boy does something stupid and loses girl, boy redeems himself and gets the girl. It takes place on earth, in the present time, and without vampires.
As for the heat level – well, there are naked bodies and I don’t close the door. But it’s one man-one woman and no gadgets. What does that make it? Am I 25 Shades of Vanilla?
5. When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?
I’m not one of those “I always knew I wanted to be a writer” types. I’m more of the “I read a really awful book and thought I could do better” type. But let me tell you, now that I’ve written one, I have a lot more respect for the author who penned that book. And I’ve also realized that just because I don’t like a book, it doesn’t mean the book is bad. It means only that the book is not for me.
“Charming and witty. Abigail Sharpe will delight you.”– New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“A rich and rustic tale of family, friendship, and love guaranteed to lasso your heart.” — Jessica Lemmon, author of TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE
In the bestselling tradition of Lori Wilde…
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE NEW . . .
There’s nothing florist Ainsley Fairfax won’t do to help her sister get the love of her life-even if it means taking her place on a bachelorette weekend at a Wyoming ranch so Cecelia can sail off with the man of her dreams. Ainsley is determined to spend the time keeping her head down and her heart safely tucked away-until an encounter with the ranch’s hunky owner gets her heart-and steamy desires-to bloom . . .
Riley Pommer doesn’t want to be lassoed into any relationship. But with the family ranch in dire straits, Riley knows his sisters’ crazy plan to turn the ranch into the setting for a dating competition-and using Riley as the bait-is the only thing standing between them and foreclosure. But the rules of the game change the instant Riley lays eyes on the spirited Ainsley. Now, as others try to stampede over their love, can Riley prove to Ainsley that true love is a prize worth fighting for?