Nat from Reading-Romances.com and I sat down this week for an interview. Here’s what she asked me…
Nat: Who are your favorite romance writers and their book(s) that stands out for you?
Cara Addison: As a new-comer to this genre, I haven’t found a favorite as yet. I’ve been writing steadily for the past twelve months and in keeping my focus on developing my own characters, I choose not to read the writings of my fellow authors. Wait! Does Shakespeare count? I’ve been a life-long fan of his writing and I intentionally weave a Shakespeare reference into every novel. In ‘Passion, Power, and Privilege‘ the reference is from Twelfth Night.
If you could only describe a single scene to encourage someone to read Passion, Power and Privilege, which one would it be?
Brad’s birthday party in the later part of chapter 3. Kate and Brad have a casual and candid encounter where they share with each other the challenges of being single professionals. They form a connection as they discover the hurt and pain each has endured on their journey toward each other. It’s sweet, tender, and innocent and it’s the moment we see Kate begin to consider a brilliant future which is in contrast to the beleaguered and troubled relationship of her past.
I know I’ve nailed it, when I realized I’ve been holding my breath while I type . That feeling of being lightheaded is a sure signal that I’ve written a steamy, hot scene that will arouse my reader as much as it has aroused me.
I’m the accidental author. In so many ways, becoming a published author happened by chance. For years, I’ve worked in the corporate world. My degrees are in business. Essentially, I’m a problem solver for corporations and government. So, you can imagine how much of a shift it was for me to sit down and write fiction. During the summer of 2013, I put pen to paper. I let my sexy imagination loose and before I knew it I’d filled a more than a few pages. The characters came to life and a story began to take shape. I’m blessed with incredible friends who were willing to read as I wrote. They offered insight and suggestions, but most importantly they offered unconditional support and encouragement to keep writing. And so began, the greatest chapter of my life.Writing has been cathartic.Becoming published has been exhilarating. This journey isn’t over. I continue to write, as time permits. Another manuscript is in the works.