Tell us about your book.
Lady Anne’s Quest is second in the Prairie Dreams series. After her lady’s maid, Elise, is married, Anne must carry on alone to find her uncle, David Stone, in Oregon Territory. But instead of her uncle, she finds an imposter. Dan Adams is determined to protect her from the swindlers now trailing her, even if it means stealing her heart. Though he’s good at keeping her safe, Dan is certain he will never be able to convince Anne to be his wife, since her sights are set on finding her uncle and returning to England. As her quest becomes more dangerous and difficult, Anne finds her feelings for Dan changing. Will she soon envision a new life in America?
I loved writing this series about a British aristocrat in the American West. In the first book, The Lady’s Maid, Anne set out with her dear friend Elise to find her uncle and tell him that he was the last surviving Stone brother and was now the earl of Stoneford. In this book, Anne goes on without Elise and draws closer to her goal. But she runs into some very rough characters and has some close calls. I hope the readers will enjoy her adventures as much as I do.
What character did you enjoy writing about the most in this story?
I loved writing the scenes with Sam Hastings, one of the “bad guys.” Sam is not overly bright, but I liked him so much I decided to keep him around for book 3, coming next fall—A Lady in the Making.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been seriously writing fiction since 1999. Before that, I wrote magazine articles and was a newspaper correspondent.
What was the first book you ever wrote?
The first one published was Protecting Amy, but the first book I wrote (not yet published) was The Priority Unit, a contemporary romantic suspense set in Maine.
What is your favorite character trait to write about?
I love to write about insecure people who become stronger as they meet challenges.
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
I want them to see that God is in control, even when everything seems to go wrong.
What project are you currently working on?
I’m working on a new mystery, and also a new western.
What is a fond childhood memory?
One of my favorite Christmas gifts was an archery set. I took it outside and shot it, and promptly lost an arrow in the deep snow.
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