Looks like Friends and Lovers Trilogy has become a hot hit - congratulations. Now please sit back, relax, and allow me to delve into the creative corner of your brain.
~Gosh, you sound like a busy person, with the Air Force and raising five kids. Can you describe your writing journey to us? What was your inspiration to begin writing?
"I self-published my first book, Ta Ta for Now, in June 2011. I tried querying Agents for about six months prior to deciding to do it myself. I had no idea the amazing journey I was about to embark on. It has been a lot of work, but I wouldn't trade a moment of it. I have met the most wonderful people: Writers, Bloggers, and Readers. I am so happy to be a part of this community. ~ I have always loved to write. When I was younger I wrote horror. Plays and short stories. When I started writing again as an adult, I wrote things that my daughters would enjoy reading. They were my original Beta Readers."
~Is the trilogy about separate people with separate lives? Or do the stories continue from book to book?
"Each book showcases a different couples romantic journey, but all of the books have the same characters in them. They are sequential, so you get to follow each persons journey throughout. I am actually putting the trilogy together into one book and adding bonus endings for each couple as well. It gives the readers a little more insight into how they all end up. I am really going to miss the characters in this trilogy."
~Do you have certain someones in your head that are the faces of Roni and Rich as you write? In other words, if Trust in Me was made into a movie, who would you like to see play your beloved characters?
"The easiest way to answer that is to direct everyone to my Friends & Lovers Pinterest Board - http://pinterest.com/~Great idea! I've been meaning to do this myself.
bethanylopez2/characters-in- friends-lovers/. I have pinned pictures of characters, outfits, scenes, etc... I pinned them as I wrote. I am a visual person, so I love finding a picture that can give someone an idea of what I'm writing."
~Can you share with us, a favorite line from Trust in Me?
"This was really hard. I went back and looked for a while. I really wanted to pick entire paragraphs, but I eventually settled on this one: “This was always supposed to be a fling,” Roni said in a tone that made him wonder if she was trying to convince him or herself. ~ I think that sums it up!"
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