A blog dedicated to guest authors and having them in the house. We'll focus on debut authors and best selling writers of every genre but with an emphasis on romance of every type, heat level, and flavor.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Shadonna Richards, Author of "An Unexpected Bride"
I'm a romantic heart and any book about a wedding catches my interest. But An Unexpected Bride is not the run of the mill wedding romance - it's got a very different twist. We're sitting down today with Shadonna Richards to talk about An Unexpected Bride. We'll also talk with her about her writing and her career as an author.
So, let's settle down and get started.......
What’s your favorite thing about being a writer/author? First of all, thank you so much for inviting me as a guest on your lovely blog. I love being a writer because the imagination has no limits. Writing is an adventure for me where I can create new worlds and wonderful people. And the best part about writing romance—happy endings!
Why do you write? Because I enjoy the process where ideas flow from my mind to the page. I love sharing heartwarming stories with others.
Do you read the same genre that you write? Why or why not? Absolutely. I started reading romance long before writing romantic stories. I love, love, love happy endings and the development of two strong characters who are faced with internal and external conflicts that must be resolved.
Favorite authors or books (just list a few): (smiles) Too many to name!
When did you first consider being a writer? I first realized when I was a little kid. I began writing stories as soon as I could hold a crayon.
What’s the inspiration behind your current release? I had witnessed a wedding in a hospital setting and I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. The father was too ill to attend his daughter’s wedding so she brought the wedding to the bedside. Of course, An Unexpected Bride is about what happens when another patient wishes the wedding was for his own granddaughter. Emma, the heroine in the story feels terrible knowing that her grandfather had been given days to live and may never see her get married so she sort of tells him a little white lie to make him happy. Too bad, she didn’t let the subject of her lie know about it before hand.
Are your family and friends supportive? Extremely supportive. I feel so blessed.
And now the lovely cover and the blurb for An Unexpected Bride!
Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet!
Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.
The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?