What was your biggest obstacle writing such contrasting personalities?
Two things are hard about this. First is writing them in such a way that they don’t lose or fundamentally change who they are while still making their relationship work on a believable level. Luckily, I have some opposites attract examples in my real life who are great together. The second hard part is not making one personality “better” than the other. With Autry being a playboy, I could easily have given him all the funny lines and all the strength. Making Beth equally as compelling on page and equally as strong, just in her own ways, was a challenge: One I hope I aced!
Since your heroine Beth is a teacher — did you have a favorite teacher growing up?
My Mom! My mother was a high school English teacher. I had her my Junior year. She gave me the only B I got in English, actually. :) She was also the best teacher I’ve ever had, and a wonderful mom – highly intelligent, thoughtful, kind, and caring. Hopefully, Beth turned out a little like her.
In your imagination, what is Autry’s guilty pleasure?
Ahaha. Just to make it funny, I’d have to say Hallmark Movies. Can’t you picture this big, tough, wild cowboy secretly loving sweet romances? Maybe Beth would get him hooked and that’s now their Saturday nights, with Dylan making gagging sounds, but loving them just as much. Especially at Christmas. :)
Who is more stubborn: Autry or Beth?
Oooohhhh… That one is a toss up. Part of what makes Beth and Autry work is that she’s as stubborn as he is. They both tend to be stubborn for good reasons though. So I think it’ll depend on who is more determined that their reason is better in any given situation. That person is going to win that round. But trading off who wins is also part of what makes them work!
What are you currently reading?
Oh, gosh. I have a whole host of things on my Kindle. Let’s see…
Blind Date Bet by Nicole Flockton
Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple
Sin & Ink by Naima Simone
Melt for Me by Elisabeth Naughton
Also, I’m doing my semi-annual re-reading of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (one of my favs). A new movie is coming out I believe in 2019 and I’m really excited. Directed and written by Greta Gerwig, with some fantastic actresses, it focuses on the adult lives of the girls (so the later 1/3 of the book).
Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
Kadie also writes award-winning paranormal romance under the name Abigail Owen.