This week’s author is someone you will never forget if you ever have the privilege of meeting her in person. I had that wonderful opportunity at Lori Foster’s event in June of 2010. She was bubbly sweet with a down-home southern drawl, and she never failed to make me laugh.
Her new release from Turquoise Morning Press is selling like hot cakes and lucky for us, she is here to tell us all about it. Please make welcome, Keri Ford.
Tell us about yourself:
Nothing too exciting. I grew up on a small farm in South Arkansas. I still live on that same farm with my husband and our little boy. I didn’t start actively reading like crazy until my 20s and within a year of devouring books, I began writing.
What genres do you normally write in?
Contemporary, historical, and a little mystery. Only successfully in contemporary.
What genres do you typically read?
Contemporary, historical, and suspense. I do like a little fantasy, too, but usually that’s because I already read that author or it was recommended to me.
When did you first sign with Turquoise Morning Press?
August 6, 2010
How did you celebrate your signing?
I think I slept! That morning I had to do some cleaning for my mom, so I was pretty well wiped by the sweeping, excitement, mopping, excitement, dusting, excitement.
What was the craziest thing you’ve ever done when it came to a storyline in your book?
In Through The Wall? Um. Burning my heroine’s tushy. I really played this whole story fast and loose and just had fun writing it. Nothing I was writing was planned or plotted in any fashion, so when my heroine backside was burned, I got a little chuckle.
Is there a certain time of day you prefer to write?
Morning or night. Middle of the day is terrible unless I know in advance I’ll have writing time and can plan for it (AKA, nap mid-morning)
What is your writing day like?
A perfect day? Stumble out of bed and land at the computer for a marathon writing session until I pass out from exhaustion.
Typically it’s a little more like this: jump out of bed, rush the kid to get ready, drive him to preschool, back home where I aim for writing for two and half hours before I have to get the kid from preschool. We do lunch and things, I squeeze in what I can through the day. If I’m on a roll of something or want something done, I’ll hide in another room once the husband can get home to take over kid duties. I do my best writing on the weekends usually cause the husband is home more and the kid is a huge daddy’s boy.
Tell us about your new release.
Through The Wall is the first of six sexy novellas in the Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas series. The rest of the series is slated for release through 2011.
My entire focus in writing Through The Wall was to have fun writing it, and by the reviews I’m getting, that came through in the story as well.
Stephanie survived a nasty divorce and finally has her life settled and ordered. She has everything, except for a great sex life like her neighbor.
How does she know her neighbor has a great sex life? Because she can hear his nightly activities through their thin apartment walls! Her neighbor is her best friend, Parker. Stephanie’s going to get up the nerve and ask him for a few night of spicy sex.
Parker’s thrown for a loop by Stephanie’s request. He wants her all right, but not in any short term manner. He’s loved her for years, but refuses to be her rebound after her recent divorce.
She doesn’t want wild and raunchy, just a little spice…
Stephanie Faulkner listens to her neighbor’s nightly sexcapades through her bedroom wall. What used to make her blush now has her reaching for her vibrator. But she’s had enough self-fulfillment and now wants the real thing.
He wants commitment and long-term, not a quick roll…
The only woman Parker Madison ever wanted for long-term was Stephanie…but she’s off-limits. He’s tried to find a substitute but there just isn’t another woman like her. Now that she’s available, if he gives her time to get over her ex-husband…will he finally get his long-desired chance?
Short-term doesn’t lead to long term. Or does it…?
What kind of hero is Parker?
Smooth. He’s a bit alpha without being overbearing.
What part of the male physique captures your attention?
As an author and essentially the “creator” of your hero, do you find yourself attached to him in a personal way? (Can you admit to loving him?)
While writing, I play matchmaker and tend not to get any closer to the characters than that. I love him in a friend way, but not in a “if I weren’t married, you and me, baby” kind of way
Tell us what kind of heroes you prefer to write about.
I’m not picky.
Does your heroine, Stephanie take after you? Or is she someone you wish you could be?
I think there’s a little bit of me in all my characters. Stephanie and I can be slightly stubborn in going after what we want. Okay, we’re like dogs with bones.
Out of all your books, do you have a favorite?
Actually, I have two—in different genres. They’re both unpublished and I’m afraid they will always stay that way.
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