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Questions

  1. Have you always been a romance fan?
  2. How did you get started writing?
  3. Why create the princesses and the princesses?
  4. Your princesses are a tight group of young women. Why did you write about this?
  5. The books Juliette and Hita show a slice of life at a well-funded new high tech company. How realistic is this picture you paint?
  6. How do you work?

Answers

  1. Have you always been a romance fan?
  2. Answer
    The quick answer is no. I was very ill in 2012. Before my Illness I didn't have that much time to read and when I had time I read a variety of genres. What drove me to romance were a couple crossover authors, like Liane Moriarty's ?What Alice Forgot? and Elizabeth Hunter's ?Elemental Mysteries?.
  3. How did you get started writing?
  4. Answer
    I started as a business author. In the 1990's I was using the Internet to project manage and launching internet technologies. I wrote about these experiences for a business audience. In 2013, I wrote a non-fiction story about almost dying. I found writing on a personal level to be enjoyable and fulfilling.
  5. Why create the princesses and the princesses?
  6. Answer
    In Silicon Valley, I'm surrounded by young, highly educated women who take their careers seriously. I wanted to write about the search for love that these women experience. After spending a few years writing about twenty four year olds I figured I had worked most of their issues and was looking for somethingnew. By aging my protagonists up ten years I was able to deal with the issues people have in their thirties.
  7. Your princesses are a tight group of young women. Why did you write about this?
  8. Answer
    I've always garnered so much support from my girlfriends. At 24 friends are a very important element of your infrastructure. I wanted to write about the power that these relationships provide.
  9. The books Juliette and Hita show a slice of life at a well-funded new high tech company. How realistic is this picture you paint?
  10. Answer
    Of course this is fiction. But almost every scenario I present has been experienced by me. The technical situation is of course, simplified since I didn't want to lose my audience. But I think this is a very realistic view of life in Silicon Valley.
  11. How do you work?
  12. Answer
    I work in sets of three. That is I write a draft of three books, then I review each of them, then I review them again. Working three books at once keeps my brain clean so I can better see each book.
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A Silicon Valley Prince series
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