Joining me in The Author's Den on this sunny day is Donna Simonetta.
Donna and I are enjoying a glass of lemon-lime seltzer water, and chatting about her book, Love is Lovelier.
Donna, tell us a little about yourself.
What’s your guilty procrastination secret?
At the moment, it’s one I think would surprise some people––a video game! I’ve been playing “Zelda Breath of the Wild”, and I love to play a little after I’m done writing for the day…and maybe, sometimes when I’m not actually done! Haha! It’s an amazing game---beautiful graphics, and so much fun to play!
What does your writing space look like?
When I quit my day job and started writing full-time, I cleaned out a cluttered room in our house, put together a little computer table we bought years ago and never did anything with, and set up a little office for my new writing career. I was so excited to have a space dedicated to my work. However, I found that I have a harder time writing there, than I did in my old writing space. I even struggled with writer’s block, which had never happened to me before! Now I’m back writing in my living room, where I used to write before my new office. My husband calls it my Command Center, because I have everything I need in arm’s reach. I sit in a comfy chair, and use my laptop computer on a lap desk. Next to me, is a basket with notebooks and binders on my current work-in-progress, and a table where I can keep my beverage, cell phone, and an assortment of pens and pencils. There are more distractions––television, music, and lots of windows from which I can look out at the world. But, for some reason, I actually am more productive at my Command Center, than I am in my more isolated new office space.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I love to read. My favourite type of books are contemporary romance and cozy mysteries. As I said before, I’m enjoying playing Zelda right now, and I’m also a complete and utter TV-aholic. My fave types of programs are the ghost-hunting reality shows. I watch ALL of them!
What can we look forward to with your upcoming or next writing project?
Angels Fly is coming out on audio soon, about which I am super excited! It’s the first of my books to go to audio. I’m writing book 3 in the Rivers Bend trilogy, which is Jason and Lily’s story––the playboy Braden has finally met his match! I’m also working on a ghost story/romance, where the hero is a ghost hunter. See? All the ghostly reality shows I binge watch are just for research. Really. I swear.
Where can we find you and your books online?
I am all over the place online…here are some places you can find me: https://www.facebook.com/donnasimonettaauthor
Let's take a peek at, Love is Lovelier.
It wouldn’t be so bad, except Heather and Mick are still attracted to each other like metal to a magnet. Oh, and her brother is considering offering Mick a partnership in the Retreat, which by rights should be hers. And even if they act on their attraction, Heather is a small-town, country girl, and proud of it, whereas Mick can’t get far enough from his West Virginia coal-mining roots.
Will they be able to get a second chance at their first love and find their happy ending together in Rivers Bend?
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-lovelier-donna-simonetta/1127826062?ean=2940158723117
The Wild Rose Press: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5637-love-is-lovelier.html
Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/avKGJZq