I’m delighted to welcome Charlotte Copper for an interview and a look at hernew paranormal romance, Heart Shifter.
Hi, Charlotte, so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about Heart Shifter.
Hi Babette, thank you so much for allowing me to visit your blog. Here’s the blurb:
Mitch Mingan has chosen to remain a bachelor; he doesn’t want anyone else to suffer his destiny. But when his cousin Ken dies leaving behind twin boys, it is up to Mitch to ensure his nephews are ready for what lies ahead. Inviting Ken’s widow Sarah and the boys up for the summer seems like a perfect start.
For Sarah, a summer up north is the perfect opportunity for her sons to get to know their father’s family. It’s also a chance for Sarah to learn the truth behind why her husband left his childhood home at such an early age. What she doesn’t count on is falling for their handsome host. She also doesn’t count on finding out the family legacy: Mingan means wolf!
What are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?
I’ve been holding onto a piece about an angel and a witch, working title White Aura. I didn’t want to submit it until Heart Shifter was up and running, so it’s just with my editor now. Whether it will make it for this year or not, I don’t know.
What are your writing goals for this year?
I’ve got a novella that I’ve been working on. I’m stuck on how to finish, so I’m hoping Santa will bring me a great ending for it.
How do you balance writing and everyday life?
I don’t. I have far too much on my plate, and unfortunately I squeeze in writing where I can. My daughter will be heading to university in September 2015 and then I figure I will have TONS of free time to write.
What is your favorite memory from childhood?
I’ve never been a fan of squash and turnip, but my uncle always made one or the other at Christmas. One year, my mother said “if you don’t eat it, you’ll go without dinner”. I said “fine” and went to the living room where my grandfather was just preparing to come to dinner. He asked why I wasn’t at the table and I told him. He said “oh don’t worry, I’m not going to eat it either.” Needless to say, my mother was not impressed.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Although I’ve never been, I really, really want to go to Greece.
What is your favorite food to cook or eat?
I’m a junk food addict. I could eat hamburgers and pizza all the time, but my death-row meal would be a steak, baked potato & mushrooms.
What do you like to read?
I like to read paranormal romance, urban fantasy (especially the YA stuff like Hunger Games & Divergent), and horror (latest being Jack Kilborn)
Do you listen to music while you write? What are you listening to now?
The only time I listen to music is in the car, and even then I’ll often turn the radio off. I consider myself a very good multi-tasker, but not when it comes to listening to music and writing.
Who first introduced you to the love of reading?
I can remember catching the bus with my grandmother at birthdays and special occasions, and we go to this Christian bookstore where she would buy me books in the Felicia Cartwright series. (Or at least I think that was the name.)
What don’t most people know about you but you would like to share?
I have no depth perception (something to do with the fact that I don’t really look out of both eyes at once). As a result, I always back into parking spots because that way I can’t get trapped into a spot that I can’t back out of.
These are few of my favorite things:
- Action movies
And now Charlotte has two questions for our readers: I commented above about a Christian series that I think was Felicia Cartwright…does anyone else remember that series (assuming I have the name right)? And if you weren’t into that, what do you remember being your first series? I remember Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie were popular when I was young.
Sarah stood to leave. “Mitch, can I ask you a personal question?”
“Shoot,” he replied.
“Have you ever been married?”
“No. I’m what you would call a lone wolf, I guess.”
She shivered as a breeze blew off the bay, across her wet, naked back. “May I ask why?”
He appeared thoughtful as he sipped the cabernet. “My life is too…complicated. A woman would have to put up with a lot around me. I don’t think it would be fair and I’m not sure I’m worth it.”
Nothing since she arrived at the camp caused her to think negatively of Mitch. She could not begin to guess what drove the wedge between the two cousins. The man who invited her up here, played with her sons, cooked a great steak, and was very easy on the eyes, appeared to have a lot to offer. Any woman would be lucky to find such a man to spend her life with. Even one night.
Forbidden territory, Sarah. But she couldn’t help herself. Quickly she got out of the hot tub. She wrapped a towel around her torso and picked her wine glass off the deck.
She opened the door and then stopped, turning around.
“You know, Mitch, I don’t think you give yourself enough credit,” she said before she continued into the cottage.
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Bio: Charlotte Copper lives in Stouffville, Ontario – that is in Canada, eh – with her husband, daughter, and two part-time step-daughters. When she isn’t working at her full-time job or driving her daughter around for volleyball, Charlotte likes to craft, read, go to the movies, and, of course, write. Charlotte admittedly tries to juggle far too many balls at once while working on a series of (mostly paranormal) romance stories. Charlotte hopes to have all of the stories published some day because, as a romance writer, she believes in happy endings!
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