by Dee J. Adams
First, I want to thank Maggie for inviting me to play at her blog. I’m so looking forward to her upcoming release, Can’t Buy Me Love! I love the cover! Sexy!
Speaking of love, who doesn’t love spring? The flowers are blooming, the cold is fading and the weather is warmer, promising all sorts of new possibilities. Sometimes we never know until the moment is upon us that new possibilities can change our future.
Take myself for instance. I had never planned to become a writer. Never even thought about it. But an old friend of mine has been writing for television for about twenty years and I remember my husband saying how her paycheck stemmed from what was in her head…her imagination. How many people actually use their imagination, write something down and sell it? It’s a wild concept when you think about it. I never much thought about it applying to me until the day (weeks) I wrote down a really vivid dream I had. That dream turned into a 450 page manuscript and my first book. It changed my way of thinking, not only about myself, but about my capabilities. I wrote a book.
I refer to that time as my midlife crisis. I was rethinking my desire to be an actor and wondering what I wanted to do to make myself happy the rest of my life, or for at least the next chapter of my life. I discovered that thing was writing. I loved it. Once I pegged myself as a writer, no one could stop me. I worked on one book during down time at my day job and I’d go home in the evening and work on a different book. I ended up with three books in the first year I started writing. Of course, they sucked, but I still wrote them. LOL. And I was learning, which was the most important part of the whole process. I’ve been writing for about twelve years and finally able to do that thing my husband talked about so long ago. I can make a paycheck with my imagination. Obviously, it wasn’t easy and it didn’t happen quickly, but the things we want in life don’t often come when we want them. They come when the universe says it’s ready.
Today is the two-week birthday of the second book in my Adrenaline Highs Series. Danger Zone is still in its infancy and I’m still on cloud nine with its release. This book is near and dear to my heart on so many levels. Both my hero and heroine must face new beginnings and deal with change. My hero, Quinn, wants change in the worst way and my heroine, Ellie, is terrified of it. A curious combination for sure.
So this spring, what are you looking forward to? Is there change in your future this season or is there a different season that brings change for you on a regular basis? Or is there NO change for you on a regular basis and is that something you’re happy with or wish you could…change?
In her ten-year career as a stuntwoman, Ellie Morgan has experienced her share of thrills. None compares to the rush of being behind the wheel of a race car for her latest movie shoot. Certain she was born to race, Ellie’s ready to shift gears—but a secret from her past holds her back.
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After graduating high school, I moved to Los Angeles and tried to make it in show biz. I got enough acting work to pay the rent and keep the S.A.G. card. (Screen Actors Guild in case anyone is wondering.) I also worked as a Dialogue Coach in sitcoms. (That’s code for acting coach and also means I helped the actors learn their lines.)
Writing came as a fluke. After a very intense dream (I apparently couldn’t stop talking about), my husband said, “Just write it down.” Prophetic words I took it to heart. Three weeks and fourteen hours a day later, I had a 450 page handwritten novel.
And so it began.
I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and we have one beautiful daughter. She was and continues to be perfect so I saw no reason for others!
I like kick-ass heroines and big stories. I like to read them and I like to write them. I like romance, adventure, a little mystery and happy endings. Romance is the perfect genre for me.
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