Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Author's Den - It's Complicated

Joining me in The Author's Den on this beautiful day is Joyce Holmes.

As the sun shines through the windows of the den, Joyce and I are enjoying a glass of Cranberry Mojitos and chatting about her book, It's Complicated.

Joyce, tell us a little about yourself.
Joyce Holmes lives with her husband and tiny new puppy in the beautiful Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. Photography and blogging about her travels are two of her passions, along with visiting her kids and grandkids. When she’s not planning her next great adventure, she’s off enjoying the great outdoors.

What’s your guilty procrastination secret? 
I’ve never been a procrastinator. I was always the person who handed in homework early, and who got my taxes done as soon as I had all my slips, but now that I’m in ‘forced’ retirement and have no deadlines, I seem to not get anything done until I absolutely have to. There’s always tomorrow.

What does your writing space look like?
My ‘office’ is the smallest room of the house, and it contains two overflowing bookshelves, a filing cabinet and an old desk where my laptop sits. I have pictures of my grandkids on the desk and several notepads, along with a variety of pens of different coloured ink.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? 
Spending time with my kids and grandkids is what I enjoy most, but that doesn’t happen too often, so Hubby and I like to get outside and explore our beautiful city and province. We hike, bike, kayak and take long strolls. And, of course, I love to read every day. And play with my new puppy.

Where can we find you and your books online?

Let's take a peek at, It's Complicated.
She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want. 

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she'd had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart. 

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves. 

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

1 comment:

Joyce Holmes said...

Thanks for having me here today, Darlene. It was lovely visiting with you. :)