I am thrilled to have with me today, Edie Hart
Hi Edie, could you tell us a little about yourself...
I was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I still live in that area. I am a wife and mother of two. I think that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—and that’s why I write romance. Everyone should have a little “happily ever after” and romance novels share a bit of that with everyone.
What or who initially inspired you to become a writer?
As a child I was always making up stories in my head. Sometimes I would see a movie or read a book and think about different avenues that the book/movie could have taken. All my life I’ve wanted to write – one day I decided I’d better do it before time slipped away from me.
What kind of research do you do for a novel and how extensive do you get?
I can get carried away with research. I love learning about things and I’m curious. I have to limit myself so that I don’t lose track of time and also so that my writing doesn’t come out sounding more like an educational essay. : )
Do you have a special place you like to do your writing? Such as an office, a spare room, the dining room table, your couch?
I have a spot in my living room that I normally gravitate to, but I will write anywhere. I’ve written in the car between little league baseball games. I’ve also written at dance rehearsal while waiting for my daughter.
As a reader, what types of works do you like to read and do you think they influence the genre/genres you write in?
I’m a sucker for a happily ever after. I love romance. I’ll read anything (the whole curiosity thing), but I love to write romance.
What is your favorite method of writing...as in laptop, desktop, Ipad or the old fashioned pencil and paper?? And do you plot out your story or go with the flow of your muse?
I do minor plotting so that I have a direction, but with the actual guts of the story, I just go with the flow. That can be problematic because sometimes the characters take over and slightly change the direction of the story.
I think my favorite method is pencil and paper, but most of the time I write on a laptop… it’s easier to make modifications and saves time.
When you need a break or some time off from the trials of being a writer, what can you be found doing?
I love to read. I do some editing on the side. My son is on a little league travel baseball team. I hate sports, but I love to watch him play. I really enjoy taking pictures at the games… I take pictures of all the kids and try to share with other parents when I can.
Is there anything about yourself nobody knows that you would like to share with our readers??
When my daughter was younger, she was hit in the face by her television set when her dresser fell on her. She was fine, but I think people should know what could happen and that anchoring furniture is extremely important. My family was lucky.
Now for fun, I have a few personal questions,
Your Favorite 5
1) Favorite color - Blue
2) Favorite dessert - Cupcakes
3) Favorite Season - Fall
4) Favorite sad song- Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
5) Favorite Romantic movie – The Ugly Truth (love Gerard Butler).
Where can our readers find you??
Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
Not yet on an upcoming. I’m still working on Book 2 and have ideas for Book 3 and a possible Book 4. I do have a current release though!
Tessa is having one seriously bad day. After agreeing to dress as a cheesy mascot at a convention for her boss, her clothes get stolen, she gets chased through a sinister parking garage, and her apartment gets broken into and turned upside down.
Gray, an off-duty police officer, can’t resist the sexy legs he sees in costume at a hotel convention. When he catches sight of her running for her life through a dark car lot, he's determined to find out what her story is and ends up promising to keep Tessa safe...even if that means taking her home with him.
Gray stepped outside of the hotel ballroom hoping the air would be cooler out there. He hated stuffy gatherings. Hell, he hated weddings. How two people could think they'd love each other forever was beyond him. Gray didn't do love. Which was why he was stag at a co-worker's wedding. He'd originally planned to invite Monique, but several months back she'd become demanding and talked about moving into his place with hearts and flowers in her eyes. So he'd ended it. Deep down, he'd known that she didn't really want him. She wanted any warm body that would take care of her. She had slowly been trying to mold him into some GQ tycoon, telling him what to wear, how to act, and even going as far as telling him what he needed to do career-wise.
A loud crash on the other side of the hall caught Gray's attention. In the open ballroom across the way he saw legs. Glorious legs in strappy high heels. The beautiful legs were tangled on the floor and attached to an ass that was just as gorgeous. After taking a closer look, Gray realized that above the amazing ass was an enormous, white light bulb-shaped head with blue googly eyes. It had blonde hair and wore a glittery purple hat. The tangled-up legs and heels were flailing around in a pile of what looked like empty light bulb boxes. Several gentlemen nearby were quick to help Legs get her feet beneath her. From their smiles and laughter he could tell that they were all quite happy to be of assistance. Gray didn't blame them.
He watched Legs find her balance in those high heels, and with a little wiggle and tug of her skirt she went on her way.
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Last but not least, do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share? I like to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try and share.
Berry Bruschetta (This is from Taste of Home) http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sweet-berry-bruschetta
This recipe is a big hit and easy to make.
- 10 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
- Cooking spray
- 5 teaspoons sugar, divided
- 6 ounces fat-free cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
- 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
- Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, extract and remaining sugar. Spread over toasted bread. Top with berries and almonds; dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 pieces.
Nutritional Facts 1 piece equals 92 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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