Tell us about your main character. Layla was a highly successful defense attorney who experienced a change of heart about her career after she won the wrong case. Ben is a former special forces airman that spent a month as a POW and has a great deal of physical disfigurement and emotional baggage from his time in captivity.
Which is your favorite minor character and why? Casey, Layla’s unofficial big brother. He lost a limb in an IED explosion and it doesn’t bring him down. He sees life as a gift and treats it as such.
What is your favorite personality trait of your main character? Layla believes all of life’s problems can be solved with an online video by someone who knows more than her about any topic.
What is your favorite personality trait of your bad guy/girl? My bad guy is out to get Layla, and he has a very creative way of making himself known.
Your character is at a bookstore. Which section is he/she shopping in? What book is in his/her hand right now? Layla would be in the how to be a farmer/self-help section. Ben would definitely be buying a book on how to talk to women!
Your character has the music blasting. What’s playing, and what is he/she doing while listening? Layla is going to have that classic 70’s and 80’s rock blaring while she works in the barn and makes her best attempts at ranching. Ben will turn that station to country, telling her she can’t run a ranch unless she knows the lingo…and the music.
I’m inviting your main character to dinner. What should I make? Ben is a total steak and potatoes guy. I’m guessing Layla would prefer sushi in her old life, but in her new one is going to have plenty of steak and potatoes.
How long did it take you to write this book? This book was a work in progress for several years. It finally found a home as a Marshall Brothers book and I’m glad it did.