I am pleased to have another Seeker on board for today. With novels ranging from historical to contemporary, Audra has a whole slew of possibilities just waiting on the edge of publication and with the hint of writing she has on her website coupled with the company she keeps at Seekerville, we’re sure to see Audra’s books out on the shelf very soon. 🙂
For a teaser into Audra’s tempting world of story, visit her website at:
Pepper: I’m so tickled you could be with us today, Audra. From the little bites of information you have on your website about your books, I can’t wait to have a chance to read them. Thanks for being here to tell us more about them.
Audra: What an honor to blog amongst authors I love and admire! Pepper, honey, you’ve made my week!
Time for a little Q & A:
Hmm, my favorite hero and heroine? This is painful. When I’m writing historical romances, I usually have a dark, brooding lord or distressed lady. In contemporary, it’s between cowboys and a host of women who don’t really know who they’re looking for until some “he” makes it painfully obvious he needs her to save him from himself.
I guess if I have to pick favorite children, I’d say Gabe Davidson from Rough and Ready, the first book in my Circle D series and Jennifer O’Reilly from Diamond In The Rough, the third book in the same series.
Will you tell us a little behind-the-scenes creation of these characters?
I had a long time to mull over Gabe’s personality traits considering he’s lived through two other books featuring his brothers, yet Gabe’s book is the first of the series. He’s a middle child and looks at life in a very keep-the-peace manner. He’s the guy his brothers know will pick up the slack for them. He’s the guy who wants to earn respect by being competent. It isn’t until he meets Melanie that his status quo is shaken. He’s finally met someone who refuses to let him shoulder their burdens for them. And he finds he wants to help her. The poor man really needed to discover out what HE wanted. With Melanie doing the unpredictable every time he turned around, he had no choice but find out why he cared so much.
For my favorite heroine, I’d like to say Melanie Hunter who stole Gabe’s heart. But my real favorite is Jennifer O’Reilly, the heroine in Book 3 of the series. Jennifer had a major crush on Zac Davidson all the way through high school … up until the day Zac broke her heart when she overheard him propose to the senior year rodeo queen. That’s when I found out that Jen had more spit and vinegar in her than I first imagined. When Jen agrees to help Zac while his receptionist is on medical leave, Zac realizes Jen is not the same childhood friend he once knew and, yes, loved.
Oh, and btw, Audra – of your books, my favorites are Blind Faith and Timeless Treasures. They both sound SOOO good 😉
Character Creation Tip of the Day:
Trouble…with a capital T. As humans, the core of our personalities shine out in trial. Why not with fictional characters too? One way to find out what your characters are made of is to ‘throw them to the wolves’, or ‘in the fire’, or to the school of ‘hard knocks’…whatever it takes to refine their characters. What does your hero do when his dreams are taken away? What does your heroine do when she’s in a lose/lose situation? Do the fight? Flee? Fuss? Faint?…any of those things tell you more about his/her character and helps you develop them in a more three-dimensional way J
My hope is to have fantasy author, Jeffrey Overstreet, stop by for a visit.