Hi Piper, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Discuss your newest book. Road to Victory is Knight & Kim’s story and they’ve waited a long time to get their happily ever after, so I’m excited for them.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Ah…no…not really…I don’t know that I’ve ever had an interest. It’s been more of a burning need to write or die kind of thing.
What are your current projects? I am in the finished book coma at the moment, so it’s the “I will never write another book” phase. Ask me in a week or two and I might be willing to sit down and write again.
What books have most influenced your life most? Christine Feehan’s Dark series, Julia Quinn (everything), and this really old book, called Timeless Passion by Constance Day O’Flannery.
What inspired you to write your first book? I read a horrible one and thought I could do better than this…I can’t for the life of me remember the name of it now. Probably a good thing.
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? Kim is horribly emotionally wounded, having survived abuse in her past, but she also has an incredible confidence about her that draws people in. She’s loyal to a fault, and she’s easily hurt, but she’s also funny and smart, so it’s no surprise Knight fell in love with her. And he’s all alpha with a heart of gold who beats back her demons…who doesn’t love that?
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I’m one of those die-hard romantics who believes there’s only one true love and when you find him/her, you treasure them…so all my books really have that message.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book? No clue! This is one of the first books I’ve written where I have no one in mind.
When did you decide to become a writer? When I lost my job and couldn’t find another one.
Why do you write? Because I can mostly. Piper Davenport is actually my pen name, but I also write under my real name and it has afforded me the ability to do this as a living.
Do you write full-time or part-time? I write full time.
What book are you reading now?
Reading? What is this thing you call reading? Unfortunately, I haven’t got a lot of time to read, but give me anything from Amanda Washington or Geri Glenn and I’m in.
What is one random thing about you?
I’m married to an ex-pastor, but I swear like a sailor. I guess there is a reason he’s an EX-pastor. 🙂 Jk
What is your preferred medium of writing? Pen and paper or strictly tablet and computer?
What does your writing process look like? I vomit onto the page….I don’t edit as I go.
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
I write on my sofa with the television on most days.
How important are names to you in your books?
Not particularly, because they’re so subjective. One name might remind you of someone you love…or hate.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Not being able to type fast enough!
Do you have any advice for other writers?
GET AN EDITOR! I know one!
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I ride horses every chance I get
From where do you gain your inspiration?
What would you say are the main advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing against being published or the other way around? I keep all my royalties and I have total control over quality.
Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why? Abraham Lincoln…because I feel he’s the only decent president we’ve ever had.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?