Today I'd like to welcome Crimson Romance author, Synithia Williams. Her book, You Can't Plan Love, is out in three more days.
Galen: Welcome Synithia, tell us about your book.
Synithia: After several bad relationships, Kenyatta Copeland decides to control her love life with the same discernment she uses in her professional life. Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotion rule a relationship, Kenyatta assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to a stable life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard to ignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just one look. After Malcolm learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heart and reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks … but also its costs. When Brad suspects there’s more than work between Kenyatta and Malcolm, he works harder to keep Kenyatta by his side. Torn between her promise to marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decide if she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convenience or once again trust her heart. Yet Brad isn’t as perfect as he seems, and by the time Kenyatta realizes this it may be too late.
Galen: What started you on the road to writing romance?
Synithia: I love romance. I don't remember the first one I read, but I do know that once I started I couldn't stop. I hand wrote my first two romances in high school and haven’t stopped since. Even if I were never published, I would make up love stories.
Galen: If you could have any other job, (not your current writing or day job) what would it be?
Synithia: I'd be an anthropologist. My dream is to participate in a dig in a desert somewhere and discover an ancient civilization.
Galen: Where would you like to travel to if you had to research an area?
Synithia: No place fancy, London. I'm obsessed with British culture at the moment and would love to have a British hero in a novel. But to do that, I'd need to actually experience living there.
Galen: What’s your favorite line from one of your books?
Synithia: When Kenyatta tells Malcolm that the thinks he's God's gift to women and he says "Not women, Kenyatta, just you."
Galen: Name two blogs you read everyday.
Galen: Describe your workspace.
Synithia: My kitchen table. I tried to shut myself off somewhere, but it doesn't work. so after my boys go to bed, I put the TV on a music station (or turn it down low b/c I need background noise) and start writing.
Galen: What do you do when you are not writing?
Synithia: I'm trying to improve air and water quality around the Midlands of South Carolina. In 2010 I was named a Green Queen by our newspaper for my efforts. I also have a wonderful husband and two beautiful boys.
Galen: What was the best piece of advice given to you?
Synithia: Keep writing! I don't write every day, but I do write 3-4 days out of the week. The story will never be told if you don't put it on paper.
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