Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend? I had a very busy but fun weekend. Saturday started with an ice cream crawl all around San Francisco for a dear friend's birthday and Sunday was a beautiful drive up to Calavaras/Big Trees to bring our son home from Boy Scout camp!
Galen: Today, I'd like to welcome Rionna Morgan. Rionna, thank you for stopping by!
Rionna: Thank you so much for inviting me to be here today!
Galen: Tell us about your book.
Rionna: The Wanting Heart, released, July 9, 2012 by Crimson Romance.
Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true. She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer and being with her friends until she graduates from college.
She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life. She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife.
Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy—from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head a little, saying he was sorry, and all would be forgiven. But what he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love—it will cost Kate her life.
Will Kate survive the stalking of a serial killer and find what her heart truly wants?
Galen: Do you remember the first romance book you read? If so, who was the author? What made it stick with you?
Rionna: I can’t remember who wrote it, but it was about a pirate and I loved it!! I remember it was published by Zebra publishing—I can visualize the imprint on the spine of the book. Funny! I loved the romance of it. The sappy, sweet fall in love part.
My favorite author as a young reader was Phyllis A. Whitney. She has a very keen sense of clue placement. I try very hard to emulate that cleverness in my writing.
Galen: If you could have any other job, (not your current writing or day job) what would it be?
Rionna: I would be a crime scene investigator. I am so very nosy. I always ask way too many questions and listen way beyond the time I should. I even take notes sometimes on other people’s conversations at restaurants. See nosy!
Galen: Where would you like to travel to if you had to research an area?
Rionna: Ireland. I yearn for that. I feel as if it is part of my soul. I am sure it is—I am Irish.
Galen: What are the three books you’d have if you were stranded on a deserted isle?
Rionna: The collected Works of William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and a thesaurus—I hate it when I can’t think of the word I want!
Galen: Are you a pantzer or plotter?
Rionna: I am a plotter. I generally know the ending before the beginning. I plan the entire novel on a single sheet of paper. I use colored dots, and I am panicked if I happen to misplace it.
Galen: What’s your favorite line from one of your books or your favorite author?
Rionna: I could go on and on with poetry. I love poetry. But, it’s a toss up between two. And I’m completely paraphrasing here. “The air shines like the inside of a seashell.” And “It’s not everyday you get a letter from a dead person.” I think Nora Roberts wrote both of those lines.
Galen: What do you do when you are not writing?
Rionna: Race after my kids. I have four. They are so amazing and fun. And so excited to go to Disneyland. What do you do when you win the Super Bowl? What do you do when you publish a book?? Go to Disneyland!
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