It was very exciting! And yes, we set up a group to talk and discuss our stories.
What was the most fun bit about creating this luxurious, scandalous world?
It was like stepping into a glamorous setting from a movie and meeting all the characters was as exciting as meeting your own.
Did you do any extra special research for writing this book? A sneaky cocktail at an exclusive hotel perhaps?
Any excuse for research – especially if it involves cocktails in a plush exclusive hotel bar.
What did you most love about writing your story?
I loved the fact that Antonio and Orla are on opposite sides of the conference table, literally, but their attraction keeps getting in the way.
When writing your hero and heroine’s story, did they surprise you in any way?
I was surprised by my heroine’s willingness and readiness to change.
To your mind, who is the most scandalous Chatsfield?
I’d have to be loyal to my hero and say Antonio. After all, he is the eldest. After a debauched youth falling out of nightclubs, he went off to join the French Foreign Legion, you can’t get much more scandalous than that!
If you could have given your hero or heroine a piece of advice before they started on their journey in your story, what would it have been?
I would say to my heroine: beware of tall dark strangers in dimly lit seductive hotel bars.
Name five things on your table when you write.
Cup of tea
Cork-board with printout of continuity details.
Lots of pens!
Do you listen to music when you write?
No, I find it distracting.
What is your worst habit when writing?
Checking the internet – emails, Facebook, Twitter…sigh.
Do you have a writing routine? If so, could you share a bit about it with us?