A VIP assignment…
an unexpected consequence!
Ex-SAS officer Jacob Wolfe’s latest job, as aristocrat Charlotte Pemberton’s bodyguard, is pushing him to his limits. Never one to step over the line, he’s determined to ignore their intense connection. Until a single dance leads to a forbidden kiss… and Jacob is tempted to break all his rules. But their resulting night together has an unexpected consequence…
– When and where do you prefer to write?
I prefer my office, but occasionally (and not since Covid lockdowns) I’ll go to a coffee shop or a write-in with friends.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
I used to have more rituals than I do now. I had a fun schedule in the summer that included writing on the deck, but my schedule isn’t always set so I’m finding the one ritual I have is sitting in the chair and opening the file. 😊
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
I don’t drink caffeine, so I have decaf in the morning, and then either water or decaf/herbal tea. I also discovered flavoured sparkling waters, and I treat myself to those a lot to get a nice fizz without all the sugar.
– What is your favourite book?
That’s like asking who my favourite child is! LOL Honestly, though, I have every book LaVyrle Spencer ever wrote and they are true favourites.
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
Actually…yes. I’m working on a historical fiction right now, and enjoying it a LOT.
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
Not so much people exactly, but perhaps character types. It’s a subtle distinction, but it also allows me to combine characters and also ensure that my characterization doesn’t end up being 2-dimensional.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
I do not! I probably should. Thankfully, I’m a huge homebody, so if something pops up chances are I’ll just pop open my laptop and get it down.
– Which genre do you not like at all?
Horror. I have mad love for Stephen King as a writer…but I’ve only read a couple of his books. That being said, his book ON WRITING is one of my forever favourites!
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I’m not going to name any of my best friends because I’d like us to stay best friends! LOL I have control issues as well as being a pantser, so I don’t think I’d be the easiest person to co-write with. At least I’m self-aware? 😊
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
Can I pick a continent instead? LOL Honestly…probably France. There is so much history there and I’m a massive WWII fiction fan, so yeah. Probably there. With a side trip to the UK.
Thank you, Donna Alward and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer and Judith McNaught. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.
Donna lives on Canada’s east coast. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.