With her stepfather’s sudden death, Lady Anastasia Covington goes from living a privileged lifestyle to selling vegetables in the village marketplace in the blink of an eye. Alone and at the mercy of her nefarious stepsister, she yearns for love and acceptance.
Disguised as a simple soldier, Prince Percival catches a dark-haired emerald-eyed beauty in his arms. He is bewitched. The more he sees her, the more intrigued he is by her contradictions. Forced to keep his identity a secret, he must somehow convince Lady Anastasia he is the right man for her.
But time is running out. Lady Anastasia’s mother is determined to find a proper suitor and see her wed. And someone wants her dead.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I write at my desk. It faces the window and I can see outside while I work. I prefer to write in the mornings when I am alone.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
I need peace and relative quiet. I can work with my family members here, but when they distract me with questions etc., it gets tough. As far as quiet, as long as no one is talking loudly or crying, I can still work.
If you had a chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
J. K. Rowling. She has an incredible imagination. I think it would be an experience to remember.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
I would rather be the bad one. If you’re bad you don’t have to play by the rules.
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is one of the most beloved romance stories of all time.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
I usually read in my room or on the sofa. I like to be comfortable.
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
When I’m not reading or writing I am doing laundry, picking up the children from school, doing dishes, cooking, etc.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
It is one of the most exciting things in my life. It rates second only to holding your newborn for the first time.
How do you come up with a title for your book?
When I am writing a story I toss ideas around and write possibilities out until a title seems to fit.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
I haven’t picked a cover yet. The Wild Rose Press has a group of professionals who design them for me.
Thank you, Virginia Barlow and Pump Up Your Book
About the Author
Virginia has a zest for life. She has accomplished many goals including raising a large family. She has been a bookkeeper, a hostess, an EMT-I, a lieutenant in the local fire department, a manager and an author. She likes to knit, crochet, quilt and sew. She is funny, talented and very creative. Virginia looks at life through rose colored glasses and owns it. She is happiest when is at her computer immersed in her current novel. She loves to sip coffee or wine while she contemplates whether to kill off characters in her book or not. Virginia is a good friend and has an endless supply of love for friends and family.
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