What inspired you to write your first book?
My high school years. I was in a YA reading spree, reading everything YA, and it got me reminiscing about how my young adult years were. Only problem was, my life wasn’t YA….
How did you come up with the title?
Planning on Forever actually was a few different titles before being published. It’s first one was Closure. The second one was Letting Go, but neither of them sat well with me. Then one day Planning on Forever popped into my head and I loved it. There really wasn’t anything significant about it- it just fit.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Yes. There are a lot of personal experiences in my book, and there are some of people I know. I always say, if I know you, there is a chance that you could show up in a book.
Who designed the covers?
Okay Creations designed Summer Rush and Planning on Forever’s original cover. B Designs has designed all the current Forever Series covers.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just keep writing. With all the crazy that this business can bring, just always remind yourself of one thing…just keep writing.
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Recent college graduate, Kayla Reynolds was ready to leave the university, sorority life behind. Leaving her boyfriend of over three years, she packed her bags and moved four hours south to the big city…New York City. Bright lights, streets that never sleep, and a business lifestyle that she yearned to have were all at her fingertips.
Kayla Reynolds was chasing her dream.
Determined and eager to make it in the corporate world, Kayla changed everything- her image, lifestyle, and outlook on life, putting her career first and her personal life second. That was until her first day, the first time she got a glimpse of Miles Blackwell. Corporate CEO and part owner of ETV, and not to mention, incredibly handsome, Miles Blackwell took Kayla by surprise, stealing her heart as he did.
But nothing had ever come that easy for Kayla. Life had always seemed to have a personal vendetta against her, stepping in when everything seemed too good to be true, reminding herself of whom she really was. It wasn’t until she met Merrick Drake that she realized when to stop; when running was no longer an option. For the first time in her life she had someone she could relate to; someone who wouldn’t judge- who saw the person she was inside. She and Merrick connected…on more levels than one.
When life was too much to handle, they ran.
But there was only one person that could make Kayla stop for good. Only one man that made her want to stay.
Would Kayla finally stop running or would it all be too much to handle?
Giveaway: (1 Kindle Paperwhite & 2 signed copies of Running From Forever)
About the Author:
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys. Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle. I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days. I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!). Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born. The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.