Date Published: 7/15/2013
Alice Cramer is tired of being pitied for her family’s transgressions, so she resolves to break out of the gutter and into the spotlight. As long as her local congressman can forget about their checkered past and help her secure a federal grant to open Harmony Falls Little Theatre, she’ll be the brightest star in town. But when Alice stands up in church and stops the congressman’s wedding, she dives headfirst into fresh scandal.
Why is Harmony Fall’s golden boy, Justin Mitchell, speeding down the interstate sans a new wife but with the local drama queen he’s been trying his whole life to avoid? Alice Cramer may have saved him the hassle of an arranged marriage to a woman he didn’t love, but she’s put a business transaction big enough to save an entire town in jeopardy–not to mention his reputation.
Soon Alice and Justin are dredging up and indulging in an attraction that threatens all their dreams and aspirations. But what if life together is the dream that matters most?
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Writing is absolutely a career. I spent ten years as a non-fiction writer and editor for big multi-media companies, including Disney, before I walked away to write fiction. I apply that same work ethic to romance writing now.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part of my writing process is keeping pace in the middle of a manuscript, because self-doubt creeps in. That’s because I write without plotting in the beginning, getting caught up in the excitement of a new manuscript. As I get further into the story, I do some plotting to help get over the doubt. I guess you could say I’m a reverse plotter, and that’s tough.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My critique partner, fellow author Nicole Helm, is my saving grace. I call her my writing wife. Without her this would be a lot harder.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’m currently working on a continuity for Crimson Romance. Mine will be the third book in the five-book series. It’s my first collaboration, and I’m very excited by the story idea—think “Dynasty” on an organic tea farm—and the women I’m working with.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I’m constantly reading. I have e-books on me at all time with help from my iPhone, which I read in parking lots while waiting for my kiddos. I’m usually reading multiple things at the same time. My main selection at the moment is Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud.
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She’s the town’s drama queen. He’s the town’s golden boy. When she stands up and stops his farce of a wedding, all hell breaks loose.
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Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning…
Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.
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