Today, I'm delighted to feature my good friend and American author, Donna Fasano on my blog.
Donna has had an illustrious writing career, and wrote for Harlequin for 20 years, writing sweet romance (as Donna Clayton) and women's fiction (under her own name). She also self-published some of her books. The Merry-Go-Round was her first indie-published book. Reclaim My Heart is her very first Montlake publication.She tells me she is very proud and excited to have been picked up by such a prestigious publisher.
Let's take a look at Donna, a little about why she started writing and the book itself.
What attracted you to writing in the first place?
I came to writing from my love of reading. While growing up, I lost myself in books in order to escape an unhappy childhood.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
I think authors who face a lot of pain and anguish seem to write stories with great depth, with honesty and compassion. It could be that dealing with trauma brings out the best (or worst) in people. I believe that losing my mother at such a young age had a huge impact on me not just as a writer but as a human being. I became, I don't know, more maternal towards my family, my friends, heck, towards everyone I meet... more giving of myself, I guess you could say. My mother's death could have made me bitter and angry. I'm just so grateful that the exact opposite seems to describe me.
What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
I have visited so many beautiful places. The South of France, the rolling mountains of Italy, the Mediterranean Sea, the cobbled streets of Brussels, the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, beautiful Morro Bay, California, and I spend lots of time in Ocean City, Maryland. I obviously can't pick a favorite. Besides, there are so many places waiting to be seen!
If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Elementary school teacher. I love children, and I often include them in my stories. I always say that children are very innocent and outspoken. Kids inject a great deal of fun into a book with their in-your-face honesty.
If you could live inside the world of a book, which book would you choose?
Pride and Prejudice. Love that Mr. Darcy!
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I put my heart and soul into Reclaim My Heart, and I think it shows… in the story but especially in the characters.
So what’s next for you as an author? Any last words?
I'm thinking of writing a book that revolves around three friends in different stages of marriage, but I'm not sure yet. I've worked very hard on Reclaim My Heart and I'm going to take a few days off. Then I'll get back to work! I want to thank you for hosting me, and I want to thank your followers for taking the time to read about Reclaim My Heart.
Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined.
Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both—if the truth doesn't rip them apart.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Donna Fasano is a three time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 10 List, the Nook Top 10 List, and the iBooks Top 10 List.
What others are saying about Donna's books:
"...complex, funny, and realistic..." ~Wilmington News Journal
"This book is well written, the characters are real, everyday folks. It is very easy to identify with them. Donna Fasano is a talented author." ~Elizabeth M. Caldwell on Amazon
"...a fast paced riotous look at family life today. Donna Fasano is right on target!" ~Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com
I want to thank Donna for giving us the chance to have a look inside her writing life - and thank you, reader for dropping by..Thank you!
Link to Kindle Edition: Amazon.com
Link to Paperback: Amazon.com
Link to Audio: Amazon.com
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Author Website/blog: http://DonnaFasano.blogspot.com
Goodreads author/book page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1111480.Donna_Fasano
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Paperback ISBN: 978-1477817988