Thanks so much to Dawn’s reading Nook for the opportunity to be a guest blogger this week. This blog regularly features romance authors and  can be accessed via .

My part of the blog opened with my background – and I’ll spare you those details. If you are really interested  feel free to visit my website

There were other questions which were thoughtful on Dawn’s part and fun to answer. Here’s just a few:

What comes first for you when you sit down to write a book? Plot or Characters?

In my first book, Final Encore, the characters came first and the plot developed as I went along.  However, with my next several novels, the first being Wings of Love, the plot came before the characters and I loved the characters so much that they are all recurring in the following three, Treasure of Love, Bounty of Love and Foundation of Love.

Do you “cast” your characters using pictures or actors to help inspire you when you’re writing?

In some cases I always know what the main characters look like in my head as I writing about them, but for the secondary characters, I sometimes use faces I’ve seen in magazines or people I k now in real life.

More coming tomorrow…