"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back for more!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst
Now, on to the good stuff! Heather has joined us today to answer a few questions and talk about her latest release "Lost Without You" I've read a few titles from Heather and I just love them, as I'm sure I'll enjoy this one.
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· Tell me, what do you like to write, and why?
-I write most contemporary romance but also have one paranormal romance series right now. I write those genres because I love to read them!
· When offered your first publishing contract did you
B) Jump out of your seat and run around flailing your arms chanting OMG OMG OMG
C) Pee your pants
D) B & C
E) None of the Above (You’re lying if your answer isn’tB) If not A-D , what was your reaction?
-My reaction definitely falls into the omg category. My first every publishing contract was received while waiting in a crowded restaurant for a table. I checked my email, started crying and pointing at my phone for Hubs to read it. I can only imagine what the other people waiting must have thought!
· After how many published titles do you think it’s appropriate to write your own autobiography?
-I don’t know. I guess I’ve never thought about it before. I would think that it depends completely on the author and the books themselves. You might have lived such an incredible life that it only takes one published book before you write your autobiography. Or maybe you are a prolific author who writes 200 novels before telling the world who you are.
· How important to you are the names of your characters?
-They are important to me, but probably not as important as they are to some other writers. I don’t look up what name mean or anything like that. Generally, I’ll think of one character’s name and then the other characters are trickier. I like the names for the hero and heroine to really go together. And I want the names of the secondary characters to be easy to distinguish from all the others. I hate when I read a book and all of the names are too similar or start with the same letter. I can be really difficult to remember who is who. Lastly, I like the names for my main characters to be easy to type. I have changed names before because my fingers just don’t want to type the write name consistently!
· How do you go about nabbing that perfect title for your books?
-Sometimes the perfect title comes to me in the planning or writing stage. Other times, I have to brainstorm different titles for weeks before settling on one.
· Do you have a quote or slogan you try to live by?
-Once upon a time I read the saying “Bloom where you are planted.” I don’t know who said it first, but it stuck with me. It reminds me to make the best of every situation and don’t just grow, but try to bloom.
· Have you ever taken the writing to the bathroom with you? Sometimes for me it’s the only place I can find that elusive peace and quiet. Until my 5 year old sniffs me out.
-I mostly write while the kids are at school, so the house is always nice and quiet. Except for the sounds of the dog snoring beside me, of course. Once the kids get home, very little actual writing happens. I might be able to write an email, but that’s about all they’ll let me do.
· Pantser or Plotter? I’ll have you know how proud I am that I just used these terms. Since I’ve just recently learned what they meant. Go me. Always keepin’ up with the author slang.
-I am a plotter. I come up with a basic idea, then I ask myself a bunch of questions so that I know the characters, setting and plot better, then I write a detailed outline. Usually that outline ends up being about 10 pages with a mix of thoughts, scenes, and dialogue all thrown together.
· What do you like to write in? (i.e PJ’s and stompeez, a prom dress or perhaps a bathtub?)
-I write in yoga pants and a t-shirt usually. I like to be comfortable and cozy!
· How do you react to a bad review?
-I don’t enjoy them, but I realized a long time ago that you can’t please every reader with every book. So now I take reviews, good and bad, with a grain of salt. What one person loved, another will hate. It’s just the way it goes with something as subjective as writing.
· Did you enjoy this interview?
-this interview was a lot of fun! Thank you so much for having me here today!!
Thank you for allowing me to have you as my guest!
Lost Without You Blurb
Zoe Oliver never wanted to be on another reality TV show… until Chip Cormack made an offer too good to refuse. He’s guaranteed her a payday this time and a chance to redeem herself in America’s eyes. But Zoe worries she won’t be able to focus as her desire for Chip grows and her strength to resist him weakens. When she learns she’ll be roughing it in the woods with Chip and without luxuries like indoor plumbing and electricity, she’s instantly on edge, feeling naked and terrified that her scars will be exposed and her secrets revealed. When Zoe’s past turns up on the show, she fears she’ll lose not only the life she’s sacrificed everything else to have, but also the affections of the only man she’s ever trusted with her heart.
Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders and a reality TV junkie. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, but now lives in New York with her husband and kids where she’s become some kind of odd Canuck-Yankee hybrid. When she's not busy taking care of the kids and pets, Heather’s writing her next romance, which will probably be filled with sassy heroines, sexy heroes that make your heart pound, laugh out loud moments and always a happily ever after.
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