I am excited to have Rhonda Lee Carver with me to day! Thanks so much for coming.
Is Dreaming Ivy a single title, or part of a series?
Dreaming Ivy is a single title.
What were your inspirations for the story?
I love stories of haunting and ghostly sightings. I watched The Messengers. The haunted, dilapidated house was my inspiration for Dreaming Ivy. Although the stories are nothing alike, the house gave me tons of creativity.
Please share your setting for Dreaming Ivy. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?
Morgan Sites is a fictional place in Ohio. Most of my stories have fake settings. I like creating my own place for the characters. One reason is, if I’ve never visited a place, it’d be hard to recreate the setting. I’d rather conjure up one and make it seem real. A few years back I visited Texas and it has been the inspiration for many of my settings. Double Dare and Second Chance Cowboy are set in Texas. Roark’s Dark Request and Second Ride Cowboy (still in the works) are also based in San Antonio. If I’m writing a story with a down-home flavor, more than likely I’ll use my own neck of the woods. I like to bring readers a taste of what I see day in and out.
When did the writing bug first bite?
I was 13 years old when I knew I wanted to write. I read my first romance novel and I was certain that I wanted to write my own fantasies. I don’t remember the name, but it was a Harlequin.
What is your most favorite childhood memory?
When the snow would fall and we’d be stuck indoors. It was a peaceful feeling to be with the family and having together time. When the snow got deep enough (and believe me, it had to be clean), my mom would go out and gather a bowl of snow and make us snow cones or ice cream. It was a treat.
Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my kids. I’m a soccer fan. I love good movies. I love to bake.
Boxers, brief or commando?
Favorite eye color?
I don’t have one. As long as there’s a twinkle, that’s all that matters.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?
“I’ll never be published.” And that came from my mouth. One should never say never.
Ivy stepped into the corridor. She stopped and listened. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a shadow sweep across the wall. She turned as it disappeared. “Hello?” No answer. She stomped down the hall and burst into the room. “Hello–”
Suffering from years of hopeless romantic notions with sexy, sassy heroines and bad-ass heroes taking residence in her mind, Rhonda decided to write, bringing the stories alive. With baby on hip and laptop on the other, and a couple of years later, Rhonda has published six eBooks with a handful of spicy love stories waiting for the final touches.
When Rhonda isn’t crafting edge-of-your-seat, sizzling novels, you will find her with her children, watching soccer, watching a breathtaking movie, traveling to exotic places, doing (or trying) yoga, and finding new ways to keep her smile bright.
Rhonda thrives on making her readers happy. She believes life can be a challenge, but reading is a place where one goes to get away. Everyone deserves romance—one page at a time…
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