RR- What's your favorite author/series, babe? And no, it doesn't have to be me.
M- Easy, Gunslinger by Stephen King.
That's what nightmares are made of! At least for me. lol
RR- When I started my writing career, seriously, what was your biggest fear?
M- NO PAYCHECK!
OMG, me too!
RR- Was it hard adjusting to my new work schedule?
M- No. You've always been on the go and going nonstop on whatever you do. So, the long hours of writing and editing were no surprise.
I don't really sleep, do I?
RR- What's your biggest complaint or pet peeve? Like I really have to ask!
M- People who stop at the end of their driveway for their mail. Then get back in the car and drive the forty feet to their parking spot!
I do that when you're not home, you know. :)
RR- Honey, what would you say the funnest thing about having a romance writer as a wife?
M- Helping to come up with new material for you. I want to be her biggest inspiration!
OHhhh...you totally are!
RR- Is there anything people would be shocked to know about living with a romance writer?
M- Life isn't always full of romance and fun. A romance writer is just like every woman out there with a family. There's lots of work in every day life and romance often takes a backseat to everything else.
Do you prefer Red and Sexy or Black and Mysterious?
Red and Sexy!
Paperbacks or Ebooks?
You're the primary cook in the house. What's your favorite dish to make me and the kids?
Cheeseburgers with potato rolls.
BACK TO WORK
RR- Babe, what's the biggest misconception people have about how our household is run?
M- It's not all sex and romance but dirty laundry, homework with the kids and trips to the supermarket.
Hey, don't make fun of the supermarket! That's our dates!
RR- What about our kids? Do you ever feel it's unfair to them having two parents who are so good in English?
M- Two? I'm the only good one in English!
LOL Okay, the truth is I'm terrible with spelling! I've actually called Mark, at work, and asked how to spell certain words. :)
RR- When bragging about me, which I love that you do, what happens when someone says something inappropriate?
M- The 'inappropriate' is usually out of my mouth! LOL
Now honey, *snickers* behave.
RR- What's the worst thing someone has said to you?
M-Probably when you were starting out and someone saying you wouldn't make it as a success.
I love you!
RR- Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you wished I chose another career?
M- Sure. It's a lot of hours you spend buried in research and in the computer. But, I've accepted the challenge and do my best as Dad and Mom to keep life normal for our kids.
I don't care what Loretta says about you. You're the best! LOL (Just kidding, Loretta.)
RR- Ever think you'll start writing? What would it be?
M- No, I won't write. But, if I did I could have a future in hardcore erotica. C'mon, my wife IS a romance writer!
RR- Any advice for significant others out there with a writing spouse?
M- Listen, talk to each other and always make time for just the two of you.
Like we do with our trips to the grocery store!
Thank you honey for being here! It was a lot of fun and so is the 'research'.
Everyone, have a Sparkling Day and I'll see you next week when my friend from the north, Natasha Bennett, drops in for a chat.