Teacher Kate Abbott's fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent of a special needs daughter hasn't exactly improved Kate's love life. But Kate's preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.
Until she finds out he's a cop.
Matt is a former cop-turned-private investigator, and he knows fear when he sees it. A cop clearly spooked Kate...or hurt her. Still, something about the gorgeous professor catches his attention, and despite his "no settling down" policy, he can't resist her. But all of the attraction in the world won't be enough to overcome Kate's past...
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Hi Victoria!!!! Let's face it, your books pull at readers heartstrings and at times make them cry. We both know I’ve cried a time or two. Tell us how you handle writing the emotional scenes.
Thanks so much for having me back on your blog!! (smile)
I'm a sucker for an emotional read as long as it has a happy ending. I like to deliver the same as a writer. I tend to write emotional scenes very quickly with my filter off, editor off, and just let the words flow. I refuse to analyze or critique those scenes until the final draft of my book. The more uncomfortable I am reading them, the more emotional the scene! That's my test (smile). If I can read it slowly and without shifting around in my chair, then it hasn't worked.
I also tend to write those scenes or snippets of those scenes in a notebook as they come to me-sometimes months before I'm even working on that book. I'll also write those scenes out of order because if I'm 'feeling it' I need to get it written before the emotion leaves and then the passion just isn't there!
I will admit...they are my favourite scenes to write! Sorry, Kim (smile).
Thanks so much!!!
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Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.
In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.
Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.
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