Clarissa: Well, I’m a contemporary romance writer. Mischief child and cupcake addict part time.
Clarissa: Tempting a Prince is about Sarah, who is determined to get over her childhood crush, Evan, and find herself her Prince Charming through Madame Eve’s dating agency…only her date ends up to be the one man she was trying to get away from.
Clarissa: I would say nine. I’ve always written stuff since I was a kid, but I never really thought about publishing until the past fives years. My first book, Love by Auction, came out August 2010. It wasn’t so much ‘the call’, but more like ‘the email’ from Decadent Publishing. I’ve subbed the story a few weeks before, then I opened the email and they said they would like to acquire the book. My first thought: Are they crazy? lol
Clarissa: I’m actually the only writer in the family, but my sister is an avid reader. It’s her fault I started reading romance.
Clarissa: Stress. Complicated. Headache.
Clarissa: I usually write late at night when everyone in the house is passed out. For some reason, my muse doesn’t play during the day.
Clarissa: Definitely. I see how much my voice has grown and molded itself with everything I’ve learned into it’s own, based upon my attitude and my word choice and ideas.
Clarissa: The most challenging aspect is finding time to write and sticking with a goal. Easiest? Coming up with ideas. Most rewarding? Knowing someone enjoyed your story.
Clarissa: Character names come to me or if they don’t then I’ll do a search and see what names pop out. My muse will tell me if I’m on to something.
Clarissa: My Best Friend – thank you for always being so supportive. I love you lots. Olivia Gates – thank you for being an awesome role model. Lynn Raye Harris- you’re an inspiration. J.R. Ward – Why can’t I have awesome characters like you? Judith McNaught – Why can’t you write faster?
Clarissa: Hmm…I would have to say the people I’ve met, the connections I’ve made, and what I’ve accomplished in the past two years.
Clarissa: My next book that is out is called True Connections from Entangled Publishing. It’s about Lia, who returns to her hometown to open her matchmaking company, only to have her grandmothers asking her to help Max, her nemesis find a date for the party. When enemies are forced to work together, you bet sparks will fly!
Clarissa: Where’s my cupcake?
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