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I am a first time published author and writing books is quite the turnaround from my background in finance! I am the mother of an amazing son who is currently over in Denmark, thanks to the Rotary Club exchange program. I have two dogs named Piggs and Diggs. Piggs is a fat, adorable Puggle who eats like a machine and loyal to the end. Diggs is an extremely long Corgi who loves his mama, but when it comes to other dogs he is kind of crabby.
What was your first book?
Two Worlds, Two Men which is a time travel romance and great fun!
Describe your first break.
I don’t really have anything come to mind.
What is your favorite genre to read? To write?
You will probably find me reading non-fiction more than fiction as I adore learning about new things. As far as writing, I think fiction is pretty fun to write because of the creative juices it allows you to develop creating imaginative characters.
What makes a protagonist interesting?
That you have the ability to watch them grow as the story unfolds. In addition, I also think we can see ourselves in the character or something we relate to about them.
What is the best thing about being a writer?
The mere gift of inspiring others. The broad creativity. To be able to muster up pages of words anywhere in the world and not be limited to a desk or time clock.
What is the worst thing?
Unpredictable when it comes to income!
Pantser or plotter?
I am both. I outline in my head and only actually write it if the series of events are getting clustered in my mind. Otherwise, I wing it with only a scratch pad with a few highlights I don’t want to forget.
What do you see the direction of your future writing taking? What can we expect next? Give us a little taste.
I am currently getting my non-fiction book edited so that I can find a home for it. The book is about the missing links to manifesting our dreams, in my case, to become published. It is not geared just toward writing, but for anyone running on half mass in life and knows they want and deserve more. The difference with this book is that I wrote while I was in the struggle itself of changing my self-defeating thoughts into ones of success and abundance. There is a lot of suggestions on the need to stay disciplined and other traits I continually failed to do which caused me years of heartbreak and failure.
Just for fun
Cat or dog person?
Piggs and Diggs would be pretty mad if I replied anything but dogs!
Anything by Wayne Dyer
Under the Tuscan Sun
Favorite vacation destination (you just have to want to go there)
Thanks, for talking to Writer Wonderland. I’m tempted to go out and rent Under the Tuscan Sun, especially because it's winter.
You can reach her at email@example.com or joyfrawley.com.
Jocelyn and Neely are having a perfectly pleasant dinner at the Sheep Heid Inn when it happens: Jocelyn suddenly finds herself sitting across the table, not from Neely, but a strange man dressed in medieval garb. This man is no apparition. His eyes, the deepest brown, clearly look on her in intimacy; his touch causes her pulse to rise. Jocelyn realizes two things: from his clothes, he is clearly an aristocrat, and that she, Jocelyn Stewart, seems to be in some sort of romantic relationship with him! Minutes later Jocelyn returns to Neely, in the present day, weak and terrified. Together they begin to unravel the forgotten past and find themselves facing the reality of medieval Scotland. A strange world steeped in folklore and superstition; where life begins and often ends with the sword. As Jocelyn travels back to medieval times she learns that the man she keeps seeing is no other than Sir Colin Campbell of the powerful Campbell Clan. When Jocelyn is with Colin, she wants never to leave his side; then she returns to the present and cannot imagine herself with anyone but Neely. Jocelyn struggles with a choice. Which man will gain her heart when both offer such different love? She is in love with two different men in two different worlds.
Jocelyn looked around for the driver who was supposed to be waiting for her arrival with a sign. She had hired someone to pick her up because, as an American and first-time visitor to Scotland, she had figured it would be less stressful.
She didn’t see the driver anywhere; then, just as she started feeling nervous, she saw a man holding a sign with her name on it. And what a man he was! He was broad shouldered, strong and had dark brown hair with reddish tints. He exuded masculinity like some cologne, and even across the airport, she thought she could smell it. Smoothing her unruly hair, she started to walk over to him.
The man, seeing her approach him, took a step toward her. “Are you, Jocelyn?”
When he spoke her name, she found herself frozen in place unable to respond. She’d heard this voice before; she knew this voice. This man spoke her name exactly like the dream she had had all those years ago! She had been stirred awake in bed by a voice of a man, who spoke her name with a Scottish accent. His voice was gentle and low; as if he wanted to gain her attention, but not cause her alarm. Jocelyn had clutched the sheets to her chest and stared out into the darkness of her bedroom almost feeling his intimate presence beside her. She lifted her hand up to her ear having sworn his warm breath had brushed her skin. Jocelyn remembered she had turned her head, anxiously, toward the pillow next to her and almost thought she would be looking into the eyes of a stranger; yet she had not been frightened. This man, his voice, somehow comforted her.
Now, she stood in the airport and caught her breath as she faced the man before her. Her eyes searched his face for something; though what it was she wasn’t sure. Jocelyn felt her heart beating so fast she was certain the man could hear it as memories flooded her mind of that night so long ago when he or someone spoke her name in the darkness. Was that the reason for her vacation to Scotland? Was she unconsciously trying to find the man?
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