Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Please Welcome Author...Molly Daniels!

Thank you for taking the time to interview with us! Molly’s newest release is Love Finds a Way, which came out in November 2007. Her books can be found at http://www.iuniverse.com/; http://www.authorhouse.com/; http://www.amazon.com/; http://www.barnesandnoble.com/; http://www.borders.com/; http://www.mollydaniels.citymax.com/ (Books page).


1. When/how did you know you wanted to write?

MOLLY: My imagination was ‘unlocked’ at age eleven, when a student teacher in my 5th grade class introduced us to the concept of listening to an instrumental song and writing down whatever happened to pop into our heads. My dad had just taken me to see Logan’s Run, and so what ended up on my paper was my first attempt at a sci-fi story. Not pretty!
My first attempt at something longer than two pages occurred in the ninth grade. I decided to write my own ending to Star Wars…again, proof I should stay away from sci-fi and stick to what I know!

And in college, my series was ‘born’. I was bored one evening; all my roommates were off doing their own thing, and my mind started wandering. Actually, Love Finds a Way was the first book I wrote…I’d gone on a blind date and decided to write my ‘what if’ story…what would happen if we were indeed ever to reconnect.

But it wasn’t until 1991, when I was pregnant with my 1st child, that I decided to pursue it seriously. I had several half-finished stories, and decided to set them all in the same university, and outlined the general plotlines of three more books. But as I wrote them, other characters came in, and wanted their own storylines. My series has grown from six to fourteen, with potential for more!

2. How long did it take you to become published?

MOLLY: I started doing research on getting published in 1993. I’d bought the Writer’s Guide to Publishing, and started sending out queries. Nothing took, but I did talk to several editors who liked the sound of the series. In 1999, a friend told me about an ad in the paper, for an agent who ‘specialized in unknown authors’. I called him; sent him one of my manuscripts, and through trial and error, eventually discovered he was a fraud. I had internet by then, and the one good thing he did for me was to let me know about the Print on Demand (POD) industry. I’d met a guy who raved about the Bloomington, Indiana company 1st Books (now renamed AuthorHouse). I asked my ‘agent’ about that route, and he directed me to my first publisher, iUniverse.com (which is now part of A/H). By this time, I’d written five of the books, and they were now in order. Love is Sober, Elicia’s story, was published in December 2002. But six months later, I discovered I was pregnant again, and with my husband’s health issues, money was tight. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a writer’s conference, and got my husband to agree to let me publish the second book with A/H, as I wasn’t happy with the marketing guidance I’d received the first time around. I’ve also since been able to network with a group of authors who have introduced me to the e-book concept, so I’m giving that industry a try.


3. Who are some of your favorite authors?

MOLLY: I’m an eclectic reader. My favorite print authors vary from Nora Roberts, Lavryl Spencer, Michael Palmer, James Patterson, and Marion Keys. Right now my favorite e-book authors are Amarinda Jones, Anny Cook, Barbara Huffert, Dakota Rebel, Bronwyn Green, Brynn Paulin, and Cindy Spencer Pape. And my TBB (to be bought) list spans four pages and grows almost weekly, as does the list of favorite authors.


4. Who do you count as your literary influences?

MOLLY: When Lavryl Spencer retired, I thought, ‘Cool…I can take her place!’ I also credit Judy Blume. She dealt with social issues and the younger set; my series deals with the college issues kids and young adults face when they are off on their own for the first time. And the authors I network with have influenced my erotica writing, LOL! I’m still not entirely comfortable with some of the buzz words, but I’ve written four so far that have received rave reviews. I just hope an editor likes them as well.


5. How long does it usually take for you to research a book?

MOLLY: Depends. Sometimes, not long at all. For my alternative lifestyle book, I questioned a friend at length and wrote her story in a year. My eating disorder one took longer, because I love food too much to ever suffer from one. I called an eating disorder counselor (who, by the way, took some convincing that I wasn’t in denial!); questioned my family doctor and dentist; read several books; and interviewed an acquaintance who had suffered from the disease. And the one I’m working on now is my interracial relationship, which is coming very slowly. I’ve been working on it for two years and I’m going to have to interview some interracial couples for their insights.


6. Many authors are doing strictly e-books, do you think this is just a trend, or does it spell the end of real books?

MOLLY: E-books are real books. They are simply read electronically, via either a hand-held device or on the computer screen. And some e-books are now being offered in print. So no, I don’t think it’s simply a trend. E-books are cheaper; the publishing time is faster; and with things going ‘Green’ right now, e-books are very environmentally friendly. They take up space on your hard drive, not your bookshelves. Kids won’t have to carry heavy backpacks; they’ll simply carry a flash drive to school.


7. How long does it take for you to write books?

MOLLY: The shortest time period was one month. It all depends on how well the words are flowing, and if I have uninterrupted work time:) The longest (so far) has taken 5 years. And that was because I only wrote hit-and-miss.


8. Is there any character in your books that you can really relate to?

MOLLY: My characters Amy, Keri, and Gretchen are all me at different times in my college life! Amy, with the dysfunctional relationship; Gretchen, with her lack of self-esteem; and Keri, with her innocence. Actually, all my female characters have a smidge of me in there somewhere, whether it’s simply a conversation, an attitude, or an experience. I can go through the books and tell you exactly which scenes were pulled from real life.


9. Do you see yourself writing in the same genre in 10 years? If not then what?

MOLLY: Oh definitely! Ten years ago, I only had three books finished. Now I’ve completed eleven, with five partials and four or more left to start.

10. What advice do you give to those who are just starting out or trying to become published?

MOLLY: Keep writing; never give up on your dream. And ask for help…get online; find a writer’s group and ask questions! And don’t get discouraged if things start out rocky. Just keep trying; your time will come.

11. What do you do when preparing to write a story?

MOLLY: Sometimes the characters simply start telling me what to write! Other times, I’ll sketch out the timeline and go from there. And by timeline, I mean the character’s timeline…what they’ll do month by month, or day by day. It all depends on what’s swirling in my head. I have one story that started out as just four different scenes, and then one day it all clicked into place, on how to tie them together.


12. Where do your story ideas come from? Do you use people you know as characters sometimes or even sometimes a certain event from real life happenings?

MOLLY: My series is that way. My first book, Love is Sober (to be re-titled Love on the Rocks someday!) is my first roommate’s story. She came to college, got caught up in the fraternity party life, and quit going to class. I took the story a little further and made it a drinking and driving lesson, as well as what happens when you sleep all day and party all night! As mentioned, books #2-4 are sort of based on me; #5-6 are based on friends’ experiences, and the rest are all imaginary. The book Wild at Heart came about because of a news item on the radio. I was driving to visit my MIL and a blurb came on about prisoners being rehabilitated. Next thing I know, I have a character in my head, telling me what he had done and how he planned to turn his life around! He yelled at me for two weeks until I could finally sit down and write it!


13. What is your favorite part of writing?

MOLLY: I love seeing what finally ends up on the page. Sometimes I’ve cried as I’ve written a scene; sometimes I’ve laughed. And I do like to watch my characters interact. Sometimes I wished I’d actually said some of them!


14. Do you have any projects you are currently working on?

MOLLY: I’m trying to write the 8th book; I’m having my erotic romance, Head of the Class, critiqued and polished so it will be ready for submission in June or July; I just completed a short for an Ellora’s Cave anthology submission and am trying to get it polished; I’m waiting to see if Wild at Heart and Forbidden Love (#3 in the series) are going to be accepted or rejected and if they are rejected, send them out again. And as strange as this may sound, I’ve got yet another character who is patiently waiting her turn to be written! Not to mention my full-time Mommy job, as the kids are out of school for the summer.


15. Did it take a lot of rejections for you to finally get published or was it pretty easy for you?

MOLLY: I had plenty of rejections. But the wonder of POD is, as long as you’ve got the money, you’ll get published. And that’s not always a good thing, as my first book is a good example. Yes, it got published, but the editing could have been greatly improved. And so far this month, I’ve had two rejections, with two more in the past year. So I’ve not even begun to ‘pay my dues’ with the e-publishers yet!


16. Do you write your stories out with pencil and paper first or do you work straight on the computer?

MOLLY: I’ve done both. And when I’m battling my older kids for computer time, I’ll grab the notebook and pen and either flop down on the bed, or head to Starbucks for an hour or so.


17. You just recently were published. How does it make you feel?

MOLLY: Like I was on top of the world! It’s a great feeling to see your name on something you’ve poured your heart and soul into. And at the same time, scared stiff! You think, ‘oh my god…what have I done?’ and want to crawl in a hole somewhere and hide! But then a stranger reads your book and sends you a glowing email, and life gets better!


18. Getting back to your books coming out soon. Tell us a little about what to expect from them.

MOLLY: Forbidden Love is Keri’s story in the Arbor University Tales. Keri’s ambition is to someday be the Chief Mechanic for an Indy Car Racing Team. She’s fallen for an older man, who is in the process of divorcing his wife, and being a child of divorce, Keri patiently gives him space. But what happens when you toss awakening hormones into the mix? Love and ambition collide…and when Keri discovers an awful truth about the man she loves, will it scar her forever?

Wild at Heart, written under the pen name Kenzie Michaels, centers around four people. Five years earlier, Angie helped send her high school boyfriend to prison for attempted robbery and drug possession. But when Steve gets early parole and tries to win her back, will she believe him when he says he’s reformed? And eighteen hundred miles away, Angie’s current boyfriend Brad is battling his own force of nature. He’s fallen in love with the Colorado Rockies, as well as the headstrong manager of a riding stable. Will Emma risk her heart for a ‘city-slicker’, or will she stay on the ‘safe’ path with her cowboy lover?

19. When and where can we purchase your books?

MOLLY: Both Love is Sober and Love Finds a Way can be found on amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and Borders.com. Or, any bookstore can order them for readers.


20. How do you feel about fans doing fan fiction and/or roleplaying on the web based on your or other author's works?

MOLLY: As long as it doesn’t infringe on copywrite issues, I say have fun! Just stay true to the characters’ basic beliefs.


21. What are you reading right now?

MOLLY: I recently bought e-books by Elyssa Lynne, Cheryl Dragon, Bronwyn Green, Brynn Paulin, Kay Wilde, and Tielle St. Clare. I also am reading my way through several boxes of books in the basement. I’m finally down to the final two boxes! I guess when I’m finished, I’ll have to go buy more…

22. Are there any authors (living or dead) that you would name as influences?

MOLLY: Judy Blume, Jackie Collins, Lavryl Spencer; the authors I’ve been networking with the past year (snicker!).

23. What was the book that most influenced your life — and why?

MOLLY: The Flame and the Flower was my first true romance novel. It sort of ‘kick-started’ my hormones and dreaming of that certain someone who would steal my heart. I didn’t write it down, but I found myself continuing the storyline and inserting myself into it. When I discovered I had a knack for writing stories, I went back and reread parts of Little Women…specifically the chapter where Jo is trying to get published.

24. What are your 10 favorite books —and why?

MOLLY: Little Women; Gone with the Wind; The Dutchess, by Jude Deveraux; Hawaii by James Michenor; The North and South series by John Jakes; The Winds of War series by Herman Wouk; Separate Beds by Lavryl Spencer; The Key Trilogy by Nora Roberts; Anny Cook’s Mystic Valley series; and if I had to pick just one more book to take to that deserted island, I’d probably grab Jacqueling Roth’s Access Denied. I know I cheated a bit, but the first several books have been read so many times the covers are literally held on by masking or duct tape! And the final two e-books are ones I’ve especially read many times over.

25. Favorite films?

MOLLY: Star Wars, romantic comedy.

26. Favorite music?

MOLLY: I’m all over the place musically….I love Journey, Def Leppard, Styx, and REO Speedwagon, but I also love Daughtry, Elvis, disco, music from the 80’s, and just about any Top 40.

27. What are your favorite books to give — and get — as gifts?

MOLLY: Books that my friends love. That’s how I got hooked on Lavryl Spencer, WEB Griffin, and Marion Keys.

28. Give us three "Good to Know" facts about you. Be creative. Tell us about your first job, the inspiration for your writing, any fun details that would enliven your page.

MOLLY: 1) My first ‘job’ was a demonstration baby for a high school Home Economics class, lol! My mom was the school nurse and the class practiced their babysitting skills on me, under the guidance of the teacher! We laugh that I attended high school before kindergarten. In fact, one of my early memories is falling off the bed…another child and I were jumping on it and I fell off! 2) I discovered I was acting out my favorite books and movies, only continuing the storylines, in the 6th grade. I decided to write my own fairy tales and actually have quite a few of them still tucked away. I learned in the 9th grade I’d better stay away from sci-fi…I focused more on the romantic angle. 3) Eventually, I hope to write a book based on my grandfather’s letter from WW2, and another based on my sister’s experiences from living in Japan, Equador, and up in the Arctic.

29. What else do you want your readers to know? Consider here your likes and dislikes, your interests and hobbies, your favorite ways to unwind — whatever comes to mind.

MOLLY: I also like to do cross-stitch, both counted and stamped. I have an extensive doll collection; my grandfather used to give me a Madame Alexander doll every year for Christmas, plus I also have my mother’s collection.

30. When did you first realize that you were a writer?

MOLLY: Ninth grade, when I began to read my stories to people and they actually liked them.
31. How do you structure your day for writing?

MOLLY: It varies. Sometimes I can sit down and write for several hours before and after lunch; other times I write in the evenings. Depends on if my kids are demanding my time or the computer.

32. Do you prefer pen, typewriter or PC?

MOLLY: I’d rather use the computer, although I’ll write in longhand if my PC is down or occupied by my teens.

33. What are your experiences with publishers and agents?

MOLLY: I’ve only had one agent, and unfortunately, he was fraudulent. I’m hoping to get a legitimate one soon. My 1st publisher introduced me to the publishing world, but the marketing was not very well guided. I’ve learned a lot about marketing myself and promotion over the past 4 years, and hopefully I’m getting better at it. Book #2 sold the same amount of copies in two months as the first one did in six months, so apparently I’m doing something right!

34. Do you have any advice to fledgling authors?

MOLLY: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! And keep the faith; don’t let one rejection get you down. If you believe in what you are writing, stick with it. One day, your confidence in yourself will pay off.

35. What will the role of the Internet play in the future of publishing?

MOLLY: I believe the NY publishers are looking for the next Stephen King or JK Rowlings. The internet is making it somewhat easier for unknown authors to get published in a quicker amount of time, as well as being able to network with other authors to hone their skills. E-publishers are out there, as well as readers who spend the majority of their time on the computer.

When I first heard of e-books, I wasn’t sure I would be willing to read a book on the computer. But I bought Mary Winter’s Water Lust and actually read it several times that week. And now I’ll read one or two per week. I’m wanting an e-reader; maybe the price will come down a little by next Christmas?

36. What's your next project?

MOLLY: (sigh) I have several projects going on. A) I’m still writing the eighth book in my series, Love is Color Blind; B) I’m submitting Forbidden Love again; C) I’m waiting to hear if Wild at Heart is going to be accepted; D) Head of the Class is being polished, as is another WIP. I hope to have both of them on their way by the end of June. And of course, I’m going to be promoting Love Finds a Way heavily on the craft fair circuit around central Indiana.

37. Why and how did you get started writing?

MOLLY: I’ve always been a loner, and I was tired of my playmates not following the ‘script’ for when we played with dolls. So I guess I’ve been ‘writing’ since age 7 or 8; I just didn’t know how to write the stories down on paper! But the ‘Barbie Soap Opera’ went on for several years.

38. Why did you choose your genre?

MOLLY: Funny you should ask that. Until earlier this month, I thought I was writing romance. But it came to my attention that my series fits better under the genre of Women’s Fiction. I’m not one to follow ‘formula’ fiction; I write whatever the characters dictate. And in the case of at least one book, that does not necessarily mean a happy ending.

39. What do you consider your best work and why?

MOLLY: That’s hard to say. I see improvement with every one I write.


40. How do you create your characters? What determines their characteristics and names?

MOLLY: The characters in the Arbor University series are based loosely on people I knew; others are those who suddenly start telling me their story and demand I start writing. Sometimes the names just come to me; other times I end up going through my old high school yearbook for either the first or last name.

41. Have you ever gotten to a point where a story wouldn't come? If so, how did you get back on track?

MOLLY: I’ve left it alone for several weeks or even months. I’ll know the time is right when I look at it and the ideas start to flow.

42. What do you think is the most important characteristic of a prolific writer?

MOLLY: They write…and write…and write…and keep learning about their craft along the way. They explore different angles of the story, instead of retelling the same story over and over. They grow as writers.

43. What do you think is the future of writing and publishing?

MOLLY: While I don’t think print books will ever be totally extinct, I think more e-books will become the norm, especially in textbooks. My son had to buy a flash drive for one of his English classes; both my husband and I think by the time our youngest gets into school, his textbooks will be completely computer-access. Which is good; every year you hear about students and heavy backpacks.

44. If you could choose one thing to be remembered by, what would it be?

MOLLY: That I made a difference in someone’s life, either through my books or my actions. I’ve babysat a lot of kids over the years, and one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever gotten was the fact I took the time to listen to him when no one else was available. He told me I probably kept him out of jail!

45. If you had one piece of advice to give future authors, what would it be? Why?

MOLLY: If you have the desire to write, and be published some day, follow your dreams! Don’t ever give up. Learn, learn, and learn some more; keep plugging away. Sooner or later someone will take notice. And if you need a cheerleader, contact me!

46. How do you come up with original story lines?

MOLLY: I really don’t know. Sometimes they just pop into my head and refuse to leave.

47. Some authors start out with a plot in mind, others with characters whom they’ll follow to reveal the theme. What works best for you and why?

MOLLY: I’ve had both…sometimes it’s a vague idea, and all I’m writing is dialogue. But eventually, the details become clearer.

48. Do you use a pseudonym? More than one? Why?

MOLLY: My first pen name was developed so ‘in case the book bombs, no one will know it’s me’, ha ha! But then I had to promote it, in order to get sales, and I discovered people liked what I was writing! When I started venturing into erotica, I decided my teen readers didn’t need exposure to my ‘adult’ stuff, so I created another one for those stories. I will absolutely laugh if Kenzie is offered a contract before Molly!

49. Do you belong to a critique group or have a critique partner? Which do you prefer?

MOLLY: Right now, I have a terrific critique partner, and I’m getting ready to belong to a critique group. It should be interesting to see what the group says about my work. Lisa loves my current story; we’ll see if others find it enjoyable as well.

50. Would you recommend critique groups to other writers? If so, what elements, in your opinion, make a successful writer’s group?

MOLLY: Most definitely! Getting your work in front of an objective pair of eyes is always helpful. Honesty, in a constructive way, is a huge part of it. Critics who provide helpful suggestions, not just ripping the work to shreds, are a valuable part of the equation.

51. Can you tell me a little bit about your writing habits such as where you work, how many hours a day you spend writing and researching, how you tap into your creativity to produce a satisfying day’s work, writing rituals, etc?

MOLLY: We currently live in a cramped house, so my computer is in the middle of our house, in what used to be the dining room. I’d rather have a quiet home office! But I’ve discovered when I’m ‘in the zone’, I can pretty much block out any noise. I like to devote two or three hours a day; sometimes it’s more. How do I tap into the creativity? Depends. Sometime a certain song will trigger it; otherwise, it just comes to me.

52. Do you ever look back and think, "I wish I had written this differently?"

MOLLY: My first published book, ha ha! I can tell I didn’t do enough editing. I’d also change the title.

53. What's the hardest aspect of writing?


MOLLY: Right now, it is convincing everyone that it is a ‘real job’. Also the waiting for the elusive acceptance letter.

54. Is writing your full time job or do you have another job also?

MOLLY: I’ve been blessed with being able to stay home with my kids. But I also set myself a deadline…if my publishing venture was not taking off within a certain length of time, then I will be returning to the work force. In fact, I interviewed two months ago for a job which seemed tailor-made for me, but I didn’t get it. So we’ll see what happens in the next six months. So far, my promotional efforts are going well; I’d just like for my next three books to be accepted.

55. When you are researching a book, what is your most valuable resource?

MOLLY: Hahaha…the internet, definitely. But my best friend knows when she picks up the phone and hears, “Please stretch your memory…” that she’s my most valuable resource, in reference to my Arbor University series!

56. How do you cope with the inevitable stress of deadlines?

MOLLY: So far, I handle them okay. Unless you count my self-imposed ones; I tend to get short-tempered and selfish until it has been met. But keep in mind, I’ve never had to deal with an editor and doing final edits. So when that time comes, I’ll probably be a bear to live with!

57. Where can aspiring writers go to learn about the business?

MOLLY: Attend conferences; join writer’s groups. Take classes. Talk to authors when there is a signing in your area. I’ve had many people tell me they’ve always thought about someday writing a book, and I love to share, encourage, and help in any way I can so they can meet their goals.

58. How important is it to attend writing conferences?


MOLLY: I find it very important! You get to network; you can bounce ideas off of professionals; they ‘fire you up’ to keep going.

59. Do you write more than one kind of book? Do you have a preference? Is one type of book easier to write than another?

MOLLY: I write both women’s fiction and erotic romance. Sometimes the sex scenes are hard to keep fresh, and I find I tend to focus more on the conflict, and getting to the resolution.

60. What kinds of books do you like to read? Who is your favorite author?

MOLLY: As you can tell, my favorite authors span several genres. I’ll read romance; thrillers; historical novels; medical thrillers. It all depends on what catches my attention.

61. What do you do to unwind in your free time?


MOLLY: I read; listen to music; surf the web; cross-stitch; watch TV. Some days I have more free time than others. And I also love to visit with friends.

And here's a little bit on Love Finds a Way:
Blurb:
Can a blind date ever turn into a meaningful relationship?Amy Callahan wants to find out. Three months before, she had agreed to go on a blind date with Matt Slagal, who was home on leave from the Air Force. Now, she can’t seem to get him off her mind. When she finds herself holding a free ticket to anywhere in the continental United States, Amy jumps at the chance to fly to California and see if the chemistry between them still exists.Matt Slagal is ecstatic when he learns Amy is in California. But his past experience with the opposite sex has taught him not to trust women. And when one of his friends makes his move, Matt thinks his fears are confirmed, even though Amy hotly denies anything happened.For her part, Amy is shocked and stunned at Matt’s attitude. She finally convinces him to see the truth, and learns the reason behind his mistrust. When her visit is over, the relationship is back on solid ground again.But they soon discover that the miles separating them are just one more obstacle. Matt is still commitment-shy, and the fact his ex-lover still wants him drives a wedge between he and Amy. Finally, fed up with the fact her rival won’t leave her man alone, Amy takes drastic measures to ensure Matt’s fidelity. Will it work? Which one reigns…”Absence makes the heart grow fonder” or “Out of sight, out of mind”?

Excerpt:
Amy climbed into the truck and they took off for his home in Brookview. After telephoning her whereabouts to her roommate Caty, she turned back to Matt and blushed, conscious of her scruffy attire: Sweaty t-shirt, shorts, and wind-blown hair."If I'd known you were coming back tonight, I'd have never gone on that run," she flushed. "Look at me. I'm almost scared to talk to you!"

"You're still beautiful," he said, handing her a glass of 7-Up. "Why are you scared?"


"I don't know."

Matt sat down beside her on the beige loveseat. He took a swallow of his drink and put it down. Amy had put hers on the coffee table, and when she straightened up, Matt took her in his arms, and they clung together. Matt's lips moved from her cheek to her ear. Amy shivered with anticipation, and began kissing his neck. Suddenly, she realized the front door was open.

"Matt..."

"Mmmmm..."

"Not here."

"How come?"

"For one thing, the door's wide open, and secondly, what if your mom were to come home and catch us in a compromising position?"

Matt pulled away, shut the door, and lay down on the floor. "Could you give me one of your famous backrubs?"

"Sure." Amy smiled, flexed her fingers, and knelt beside him. Quickly and expertly, she massaged, rubbed, and pounded on his back. Matt rolled over and pulled her down to him.

“God, but I’ve missed you,” he muttered, running his hands up her back, pulling her T-shirt out of her shorts. “I couldn’t stop thinking about you after you’d left.”

“Anything in particular?” she teased, breathless from his long kisses.

“Just this...” He pulled her shirt up and slid his lips to her breast, impatiently shoving her bra cup aside.

“Matt...on the floor?” she asked weakly, embarrassed by the fact she’d not had a shower. What had possessed her to jog on the night he came home? She pushed him away when his hands slid to her shorts. “Stop...I’m all sweaty...”

“That’s okay, sweetheart. We’ll both be sweaty in a moment...” He jumped up, grabbed her hand, and pulled her up the stairs to his room.

Later, they lay with their arms around each other. Matt kissed her, then went downstairs for their now warm drinks.

“I put some more ice in them,” he explained, handing her the glass, then slid in beside her again. “Now this is the life; my woman keeping the bed warm.” He smiled saucily at her.

“How long are you on leave?” she inquired, pulling the covers around her.

“Two weeks. Just like last time.”

“I hope we can spend more time together this time,” she said shyly, lowering her eyes.

“I plan on it, dear. I certainly plan on it.”

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Just in case you missed Molly's links the first time around, here they are again:

http://www.iuniverse.com/; http://www.authorhouse.com/; http://www.amazon.com/; http://www.barnesandnoble.com/; http://www.borders.com/; http://www.mollydaniels.citymax.com/ (Books page).


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Disclaimer (because we don't have a choice): The views expressed by the guest blogger do not necessarily reflect those of The Deadly Vixens.

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Cindy K. Green said...

WOW Molly! That was quite an interview. I feel like I know you and your writing so much better! Best of luck to you.

Cindy

Kelly Kirch said...

Veeeeeery long interview but also very well done. Great job! You'll hear from a house soon.

Molly Daniels said...

Kelly, your name was supposed to be on the Favorite Authors list...sorry for the oversight! Not intentional:) Don't kill me??

Gracen Miller said...

OMG! I'm sooooooo sorry! I thought I added Kelly's name to the favorite authors list! Kelly, she did ask me to add you...I guess I forgot even thought I thought I did it...I'm so sorry!!! Please forgive me ladies! I'm on my hands and knees begging you to forgive me. =(

Thanks, Molly for intereviewing/blogging with us! It was so much fun to read!

barbara huffert said...

Great interview Molly!

"And I do like to watch my characters interact. Sometimes I wished I’d actually said some of them!" Lol! How true this is!

Anonymous said...

Really good interview, but OMG it was sooooo long and it seemed that similar questions were asked more than once. I can't wait to read your books, Molly.

Molly Daniels said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone:) And thanks Gracen, for spotlighting me! I had a great time.

Sierra Wolfe said...

Great interview, Molly! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

EXcellent interview! Well done, both of you! Very in-depth. (and of course, thank you!)

rippst8 said...

great interview long thou great i like the way she talks about new writers coming up the encouragement and the keep going thats pretty cool cuz their are alot of people that dont like rejection and stop never to persue what they want, any new writer should read this with her encouragement she would probably help out alot who would have gave up nice work, and i would keep writing after this interview if i was turned down but i'm not i am just a reader. keep up the good work.