Today, Tracy Hewitt Meyer has come to visit me and let everyone in on a little about herself and her new debut, Trust of the Heart.
Thank you Tracy for coming in and visiting. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a writer, mother, wife, daughter, grand-daughter, sister, friend. Hopefully not an enemy.
What is the most romantic thing your significant other or anyone has done for you?
There are so many! Yes, I’m a lucky gal. The most recent romantic thing he’s done is surprise me with a watch on our 11th anniversary. I wear it everyday.
Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
All the time! Sometimes at 3:00 a.m.
What are your pet peeves?
Noise (which is tough having three small children), smells, especially of wet cereal.
Cats or dogs?
Dog. I have a goldendoodle named Bailey.
I love the name Bailey
White wine or red?
Red in the winter; white in the summer.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee, coffee, coffee.
Vanilla or chocolate ice cream?
What are 4 things you never leave home without?
Sunglasses, chap stick, cell phone, moola or check card.
Laptop or desktop for writing?
Laptop, though I’m answering these questions on the desk top because my laptop won’t save documents right now. Can you imagine how traumatic this is for a writer??!!
Completely! That would drive me insane.
Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?
Very early in the morning when the house is asleep.
If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?
Henry Cavill, Ian Somerhalder, Chris Evans. Hmmm…they’re all men, aren’t they??
An actor you have a crush on?
What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?
I’m a gleek through and through.
What made you decide to be an author?
There was nothing else that fit with who I am. I’ve tried secretarial work, spent time on the Hill, and worked with the homeless; but my passion is writing. I finally just decided to follow my heart.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
I’m a hopeless romantic and I like to write what I like to read.
Are you a panster or a plotter and why?
I’m a plotter without constraint, ie I throw things out the window and change direction all the time.
Is there a particular author who may have influenced you?
Karen Marie Moning, Jude Devereaux, Marion Zimmer Bradley – and that’s just a few!
What is your all time favorite book?
The Mists of Avalon.
What is your favorite sentence or quote in your new release?
How could she not have known Alex was married?
How much trouble did your characters give you while writing your new release?
Which one? For this story, they gave me no trouble. They were clear in my mind the entire time and took a life of their own.
Where do you get your ideas from?
People, movies, the time I spend with my head in the clouds, just thinking.
How did you choose your title?
It simply came to me. It was the only title the novella ever had.
How do you cure writer’s block?
I work on something else. I don’t fight it. If I can’t concentrate on any writing, I tackle the massive amounts of laundry and cleaning that comes with a household of five people.
Do you have any advice for an aspiring writer?
Write. Write. Write. And don’t give yourself any other options. If you want to be a writer, then do it.
What sacred advice have you been giving by another writer?
See above. There is a consistent theme that has spoken to me – never give up.
Where can your readers stalk you?
My website, www.TracyHewittMeyer.com, and Facebook via Tracy H. Meyer.
Tell us about your new release:
Trust of the Heart is a contemporary romance novella set in the heart of the Shenandoah Mountains. If you like hunky southern Marines and intelligent New York City ladies, this is the story for you! And the ending is my favorite, though getting to that point was pretty sweet too!
Sounds great! Thank you again Tracy for joining me today and answering my questions.
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