Where did you get the idea for the story?
SC: My husband gave me the idea. We toss around ideas all of the time, and one night, after we finished a Netflix marathon binge of The Borigas, he said, “You should write a story about two people who can’t be in love, but are.” I’ve always enjoyed a forbidden love story, and something clicked in my head. Before I knew it, I had 3 thousand words written, then 10, and finally a whole book!
NATURAL LOVE is told completely in male POV. Why did you make that decision?
SC: I think it’s fun! As a woman, I find the male POV a challenge, and it is freeing.
Most of your other full-length books are YA. This one is an NA/Adult romance. How has that transition been as a writer?
SC: Very interesting! This is a sexier, steamier, and more emotional book than my YA stories. That alone has been a great challenge.
What is your favorite part of the story?
SC: I love the forbidden love aspect. I’ve always been a romantic at heart, and forbidden love is something that tugs at my heartstrings. Love is so much sweeter when you can’t have it. As I wrote the story, I knew I had something when I found myself wrapped up in it!
What’s next? What are you working on now?
SC: I’m working on an unnamed project right now. I’m struck with ideas all of the time, but this one really hit me hard a few weeks ago. I am excited to see where it leads, and excited for what 2015 will bring for me!
NATURAL LOVE is slated for release on December 9, 2014. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.