~Karen Michelle Nutt~
~Meet My Character: Hannah~
What is the name of your character? Is s/he fictional or historical? Hannah is a fictional character. I haven’t yet given her a middle or last name, though eventually she’ll have one. 🙂 When and where is the story set? Hannah’s story begins in Las Vegas, takes a detour to New York, then ends in a small town in Northern California. It’s set in the present day. What should we know about Hannah? Hannah’s first memories are of living on the street with her mother. Her father had abandoned them when she was a baby, leaving them destitute. At a very young age, Hannah was put into foster care. Her biological mother came and went from her life, visiting her in the temporary homes. She promised that as soon as she found a job–a good paying job–Hannah would be able to come live with her and they’d be a family again. By the time Hannah was ten, her mom stopped visiting. Eventually Hannah was adopted by the O’Conner family in a small town in California when she was twelve-years-old. With the adoption came a permanence of love and stability for the first time in her life. What is the personal goal of the character? Hannah’s goal is to rely on just herself to be successful and thus never be a victim of poverty, and abandonment again. For as long as she can remember, she has dreamed of becoming a doctor and is in the last years of her residency to become a surgeon. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life? I don’t want to give away too much here! Let’s just say that things don’t always go as planned and there end up being major road blocks, both practical and personal, that impede her reaching her dream. Is there a working title? The series (yet to be titled) follows a group of five women: Hannah, Evonne, Amy, Raven, and Tegan (first initials spell out HEART). They grew up together in a small California town, friends for most of their lives. On a fateful trip to Las Vegas they visit a fortuneteller who describes each woman’s true love. Each book focuses on one woman. Hannah’s Fortune is the first book. I can’t decide on the name for the series—Hearts’ Fortune? Fortunate Hearts? Fortune Foretold? Fortunes of Love? Fortunes of the Heart? Any suggestions? 😉 When can we expect the book to be published? Summer of 2015. I’ve yet to finish writing it!
~Meet Next Week’s Authors~
Sherry Ewing As a current resident of the San Francisco Bay area, I enjoy living in an area of so many opportunities. An Information Technology Specialist by day, I transform into an historical romance author at night. I am a member of the San Francisco Area of Romance Writers of America chapter along with belonging to the national organization. Being a single mom, I tend to write mostly on the weekends, evenings, or whenever I have time to spare. I am never without a notebook in case I feel inspired. Sherry’s Website Sherry’s Facebook Sherry’s Twitter
Beth Barany Award-winning author, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. She writes magical tales of romance and adventure for women and girls to transport them to new worlds where anything is possible. In her off hours, Beth enjoys capoeira, reading and watching movies, and traveling, with her husband, author and singer/song writer Ezra Barany. Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California with her husband, two cats, and over 1,000 books. Beth’s Website Beth’s Facebook Beth’s Twitter
Regina Kammer Regina Kammer is a multi-published writer of erotica and historical erotic romance. She has been published by Cleis Press, Go Deeper Press, Ellora’s Cave, House of Erotica, and her own imprint, Viridium Press. She began writing historical fiction with romantic elements during NaNoWriMo 2006, switching to erotica when all her characters suddenly demanded to have sex. Regina’s Website Regina’s Facebook Regina’s Twitter
Pamela Fryer USA Today bestselling author Pamela Fryer writes edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense that will leave you breathless. She lives in Northern California, but has never worn Birkenstock sandals. You can keep informed about new releases by signing up for her newsletter at www.pamelafryer.com Pamela’s Twitter Pamela’s Amazon Page Pamela’s Blog
Stacy Finz Stacy Finz is a former award-winning journalist. After more than seventeen years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns for the San Francisco Chronicle, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. In 2012 she won the Daphne du Maurier Award for unpublished single-title mystery/suspense. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband.