I worked in the advertising industry, then stayed home with my
three children for some years.I play
piano, and a few years ago started taking lessons again to push me past playing
the same classical music I played in my teens.I enjoy gardening, though the past couple of years it’s been a bit
neglected - too much to do!I love to
cook and my family likes to eat, so that works well!I think cooking can be very creative, and go
through times when I enjoy reading cookbooks and experimenting, and other times
don’t have the energy and just serve up my family’s favorites.One of the things I’m not very good at is
keeping my house neat and tidy, and after twenty-four years of marriage, have
accepted I never will be :-)
What inspired you to be a
I’ve always been an avid reader who loves the written word.I studied journalism in college but it never
occurred to me to write fiction, though I have no idea why!I literally had a strange epiphany - I hadn’t
read a novel for a few years, as when my children were small, there were
constant interruptions.We were heading
to a beach vacation when they were a bit older, and I grabbed a book I knew I’d
enjoyed years earlier, but couldn’t remember.The characters got stuck in my head, and I found myself thinking about
it all the time, creating new scenes for them.This lasted a couple weeks, and though I thought it was very bizarre, I
finally realized I needed to write a story with my own characters, and that’s
how it started!
How did you choose your
I loved Harlequin romances when I was a teenager, and read lots
of romance as a young adult, adoring gothic romances and historicals then,
later, contemporary romance.I did read
other genres, but romance was always my favorite.So when I decided to write fiction, there was
no question that’s what I wanted to focus on.
What made you tell this
story and why did you write this book?
I was in San Diego visiting my uncle and inspired by the beauty
and romance of that area, deciding to set my story there.I’ve always enjoyed the ‘friends to lovers’
trope, and this is a twist on that!
How did you come up with
One secret in the publishing world is that authors frequently
don’t come up with their own title. FLIRTING WITH DR. OFF LIMITS was my
What’s your favorite
There’s a cute scene where the hero and heroine are celebrating
her first day as an intern. As she clinks her wine glass to his, she
accidentally spills wine all over him which leads to all sorts of fun.There’s a short excerpt of this scene in the
front of the book.
Tell us about your book...
Katy has just graduated from medical school, and is interning at
the same hospital her brother works It’s a bit the ‘little sister, brother’s
friend trope’ but I wanted to ratchet that up by having Alec also be her
teacher.I enjoyed helping Katy find her
confidence as a doctor in the story, and also enjoyed creating the push/pull
between them until they couldn’t resist each other any longer!
as a surgeon, as does the hero, Alec.