1. Tell us about your latest release.
MY KIND OF EARL is a Tarzan in London story. Raven learned to survive as an orphan in London and made a life for himself, never knowing who his parents were. Then, a fateful encounter with a bluestocking in a brothel brings him face to face with the one person who just might be able to discover who he really is.
2. Without giving away any spoilers, give us a hint about a favorite scene.
I think one of my favorite scenes would have to be when Jane accidentally covers herself in sugar. It happens when she’s in the kitchen talking to the cook about having Raven over for tea, but she becomes distracted as she carefully examines all the graters and sifters for their potential use in a snow-machine invention. So, when Raven arrives and sees the sugar-coated bluestocking, he can’t resist taking a small sampling.
3. What inspired you to become a writer?
One of my many fabulous teachers encouraged me to write down my thoughts to help me through a troubling time in my youth. I was eleven-years-old and I’ve been writing ever since.
4. What is a typical writing day for you like?
Begin the day with the best of intentions.
Clean the smudges off my readers.
Type a brilliant sentence.
Reward myself with hours of procrastination.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
5. If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
I’d still be writing.
6. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or habits?
Well, I don’t know how interesting they are, but I definitely have quirks and habits. I always begin my day with a mug of chai (okay…usually about 3 mugs). I usually sit in the lotus position at my desk while writing. And I jot down little reminders and motivators on Post-its and stick them to my laptop.
7. What has been one of the most surprising things you’ve learned as a published author?
Maybe this isn’t the most surprising, but it is certainly the best thing I’ve learned as a published author: Romance writers and readers are the absolute best people on the planet. They are supportive, caring, generous, and simply amazing.
8. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
My teachers, all throughout grade school and college, were my initial support system, piecing together the foundation. Then, when I attended my first RWA conference, I met so many wonderful authors who readily shared their wisdom and offered encouragement.
9. Do you have any favorite authors that you like to read?
There are oodles of amazing authors on my auto-buy list for historical, contemporary, suspense, paranormal, and just about every romance sub-genre under the sun. I could list them all, but we’d be here a long time. I also enjoy rereading the keepers that have been on my shelves for decades. But if you’re looking for recommendations, I eagerly suggest picking up the nearest romance and giving it a try. There’s nothing better than discovering a new-to-you author who finds a place in your heart and on your keeper shelf.
10. What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I enjoy taking photos, especially while on my daily walks. I’ve been known to crochet travel cup cozies from time to time. I’m also a stress-baker and I’m seriously looking forward to a marathon baking session of all things pumpkin.
11. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next after this for you writing wise?
I’m currently writing the third book in the Mating Habits of Scoundrels series, THE WRONG MARQUESS, a love triangle story, available in 2021.
12. How can readers connect with you online?
My web address is www.vivlorret.net
About MY KIND OF EARL:
Jane Pickerington never intended to start a brawl in a brothel. She only wanted to research her book. Yet when her simple study of scoundrels goes awry, she finds herself coming to the rescue of a dark, enigmatic stranger… who turns out to be far more than an average rake out for a night of pleasure. He’s positively wild!
Only the most feral and cunning could have survived foundling homes and work houses. Orphaned as an infant, Raven never had another name. At least… not until he meets her. Now he’s face-to-face with the one person who recognizes the strange birthmark on his arm and can reinstate him to his blue-blooded birthright.
All at once, Raven’s life takes a turn. His knowledge of dark alleys and gaming hells never prepared him for gilded ballrooms. So Jane becomes his tutor. Yet, the more lessons in decorum she offers, the more this untamed scoundrel wants to teach her all the ways to be wicked.