Monday, March 19, 2012
Release Party Day 2- Who is Alexa?
In 1999 I began submitting really crappy stories to publishers and agents. No wonder I kept getting rejections! But I'm an eternal optimist so I chose to find the good in each comment, research, learn and practice. I joined Romance Writers of America that year. In 2003 I began approaching my writing as a second job instead of a hobby. (I think that's so important if a writer is going to succeed!)
Now, Her Highland Champion, as you know, will be my 1st published material. The story is about an American graduate student who loses her memory and is left for dead while on a 3-day tour of the Scottish Highlands. The hero is a Scotsman who works for the International Protective Network, a world-wide bodyguarding agency. He has come home to his Highland village after a mission goes wrong and he begins to question his own abilities. Now, you may be wondering why I set Champion in Scotland. There are lots of reasons.
Now, granted Her Highland Champion is set in Scotland instead of England and I don't have Scottish relatives. BUT I've visited Scotland enough that it grabbed my heart. (I'll be sharing more specific inspirational connections tomorrow!) I believe all the countries of Great Britain deserve to be explored and shared with readers and that's my goal!