It’s my pleasure to welcome my friend and fellow Texas author DeLaine Roberts.
Hi Lyn. Thank you for hosting me today.
About the author:
Thirty years involving interventional medicine leads to a great career, but something was missing. After achieving a Master’s degree in Leadership, DeLaine’s professors often suggested that she had a talent for writing and should explore that opportunity. After all, she went to Radiology School on a journalism scholarship.
DeLaine has spent the last decade as a medical sales rep for medical devices, which provides an insider’s scoop into the action behind the scenes. She has the opportunity to blend the fascination of romantic twists from within the medical world while writing in the genre of Contemporary Romance.
Mom to four grown guys and gals, she’s watched enough relationship drama to supply a soap opera for an eternity! She and her husband reside in Dallas with their two Schnauzer’s, Bridgette and Allie.
Do you have a best time of day to write?
Yes, I write best in late evening. Not because it’s quiet, because I listen to music when I write, but more because my mind has been flowing all day with ideas. If I don’t get them out, I worry it will explode!
LOL! I know the feeling. Do you use scented candles, music, etc., to put you in the mood to write?
Music! All genres. I love indie artists. In fact, with my books, I have created playlists. Readers have asked for them and I love that. Some of my favorites are: Keaton Simons, A Fine Frenzy, Shinedown, David O’Dowda, Rie Sinclair, Aimee Mann and Jess Moskaluke.
That’s a great list! I’m interested to know how you develop your plots and your characters, and how you choose your subjects.
So far, my stories have been medically based, like my own personal life. My newest release coming in October will be “Chasing Air.” In this writing, Dr. Makenzie Holder is an emergency room physician. Some of the scenes in this book stemmed from real-life experiences I had while working trauma.
Are you self-published?
Yes, I am now self-published and very happy with that decision. I love being in complete control of my writing, my schedule, my books and the close interaction I get with the readers.
Does your significant other and/or family support your writing career?
My family couldn’t be more supportive and I’m totally grateful. I believe that I couldn’t write without their full support.
I agree. Do you have critique partners and/or beta readers?
Currently, I use beta readers.
Are your books professionally edited?
Yes they are. There’s no replacement for great editing.
Very true. Who designs your book covers?
I have my own cover models and I utilize a local photographer to shoot my covers. I have a professional company create my cover graphics from the raw shots.
Well, they sure look terrific. What about hobbies?
I enjoy creating mixed-medium art and floral design. It has taken a huge backseat to my writing. Since I work full time, there’s not as much time for hobbies while I’m writing.
I’m a visual artist, too, but have had to put that on the back burner. Just for fun, if money was no object, what extravagant thing would you do or buy?
A VACATION! I need one desperately. I want to spend a few weeks on the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy.
Sounds heavenly. Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Three great words, DeLaine! Now please tell us about your book(s).
I’d love to, Lyn. First, here’s the back cover blurb for book one in The Running Series.
Running To You
Alexandra Morrison believes that she has found the perfect job as a medical sales rep in Dallas until she has an infuriating encounter with the elusive Dr. Grayson Brooks.
Grayson, newly single, is used to getting his way. That is, until he crawls up the wrong sides of this stunning redhead when he gives her the brush off.
What starts out as a planned business meeting winds up being an unplanned entanglement. As the past haunts the couple’s future, Alexandra keeps her running shoes on and the exit door in her sights.
Will Grayson conquer her ultimate fear of trust in a real relationship, or will he lose out to her doubts when he makes a dreadful mistake?
And the cover blurb for book two in the series:
“I never stopped loving you, I just stopped begging for you. There’s a difference.”
After a beautiful proposal, Dr. Grayson Brooks pleads with his fiancé’, Alexandra Morrison, not to get on the plane. Once the plane is in the air, the events that unfold turn their lives upside down. The tragedy and loss engulfs both families in a situation that spirals out of control.
Secrets are revealed and the past once again haunts both families; as if that isn’t enough, Olivia Balcone, once engaged to Grayson and romantically involved with his twin brother, Harrison, returns to Dallas and stirs up more feelings and a lot more trouble.
Alexandra was so close to having it all: a baby, a gorgeous husband, and a family united. But is she strong enough to fight for what she wants?
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