Genre: Historical Romance
Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for A Perfect Secret by Donna Hatch, hosted by Irresistible Reads Book Tour!
About the book:
1. You've had a long-held passion for writing, what made you want to write historical romance?
I've had a long-term love affair with historical, beginning as a child with Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Frances Hodgson-Burnett's A Secret Garden and A Little Princess. I wanted to write historicals, but all the research intimidated me so I put it off. The story floating nagging me to write it finally nagged me enough that I broke down and researched it enough to decide when and where to set it enough to write the first draft. At first I researched begrudgingly--as a necessary evil. But now I'm hooked and I have grown into a total history nerd.
2. From where do you get inspiration for your stories?
It's different for every story. Sometimes it's a scene that comes into my head that I build a story around. Once, a song inspired me. Sometimes it comes from movies or other books--often a result of me wondering about a secondary character and what his story is, or "what if" aspects of a story. Once it even happened with me thinking how differently I'd do it if I had written it.
3. Do you ever base your characters on real life people (in some aspects)?
No, not really. The characters basically introduce themselves to me and lead the story while I try to get out of the way and let them do their thing. One time, I used the name of a boss I didn't like for the name of a bad guy and got a sadistic sense of pleasure when he was defeated and met his untimely demise. Mwahaha.
4. What are some of the perks of being a romance writer? ;-)
Seeing my "baby" go to print is always a huge rush. The royalty checks are kinda fun, too. But the best part is when I get fan mail from people telling me they liked my books. That makes it all worth it. Twice, someone in public recognized me as the author of books they'd read. That was seriously cool.
5. Out of all the characters you've written, who would you like to befriend the most?About the Author:
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