Hello Naughty Boys and Girls! Please welcome fellow Resplendence Author Cindy Spencer Pape. Speaking of Authors…Cindy – Who is your favorite author and why?
I can’t claim to have any one favorite. Early influences would include Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels, then later Jayne Ann Krentz, Elizabeth Lowell, and Linda Howard. More recently I’ve discovered Lora Leigh, Christine Warren, and Christine Feehan. Plus, outside of romance, I adore humorous SF/fantasy writers like Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and more recently, Jim Butcher, and the occasional mystery.
Q: How do you develop your plots and characters? Do you use any set formula?
No, Every book unfolds a little differently. Some of it is plotting, some of it is waiting to see how
Q: Are you working on any books/projects that you would like to share with us? (We’ d love to hear all about them!)
Well, I just sent a book off to my Ellora’s Cave editor, and I have projects under consideration with a few different houses. My current WIP’s include a trilogy with the fabulous Desiree Holt and Regina Carlysle, and my new love, a steampunk romance.
Q: Any recent appearances that you would like to share with us about/any upcoming ones?
I was at Romanticon in October and plan to be at the RT convention in April. Anything in between is still unknown.
Q: Do you have a favorite hero in all your books? For any particular reason?
You know, I love them all, or I don’t think I could write them. A few favorites include Fitz from Crazy for the Cowboy (Wild Rose Press) David from Djinni and the Geek (Ellora’s Cave) and Will from Wings of the Raven (Total-E-Bound). Why? They’re all imperfect, but come through in the clutch.
Q: How hard is it to keep sex/love scenes fresh and interesting?
Always a challenge!
Q: Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Newsletter Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cspapenewsgroup/
Cian Fey: http://cianfey.blogspot.com
Join me on Saturday when Cindy shares a steamy excerpt from her latest book, “Nailed.”