Fiction Vixen is please to welcome author Sarah Morgan today for a Q&A session.
You live in the U.K., but from the book, it’s obvious you know a lot about skiing. Where did you get this expertise?
When I first met my husband he was a really keen skier and he’d been skiing from a young age. I’d never skied, although I did enjoy hiking and I always loved mountains, so when he said he’d teach me I was really enthusiastic and I fell in love with it right away. I wasn’t very good and I spent most of the time flat on my back or buried in a snowdrift, but I still loved it. You don’t have to be good to enjoy the mountains and the amazing feeling of swooping over fresh snow. My favorite time was right at the end of the day when I was sometimes the only person on the mountain apart from the ski patrol and it was the most wonderful feeling. You can ski in the UK, in Scotland, but we always went to Europe, to Switzerland or France. It was so pretty.
What is it like to have won two RITA awards?
It feels amazing. Such an honor to win twice and I feel so lucky to have been there to collect the award in person both times (and not to have tripped over my dress and broken my nose in public. That’s always a relief too). I think the RWA does so much for the romance genre and to bring writers together and romance writers are the most supportive group of people so being given the award by your peers is humbling and the ultimate compliment. I feel very lucky. And they look cute on the shelf together.
Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in fiction?
Nora Roberts writes great heroes. I love Ethan Quinn from Rising Tides and Nate from Northern Lights. I love Jax, the hero from Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (I pretty much love all her heroes) and Nalini Singh writes fabulous heroes too.
What gift do you want to see under the tree this year?
I love having the family altogether and that’s the most important thing for me, but opening gifts is fun, especially when they’ve been chosen by the kids. We’ve always encouraged them to either make or choose gifts for people, rather than choosing for them, and when they were very young they’d buy things they wanted themselves. So sometimes I got Lego, which always made me laugh. The year they were going through a big dinosaur phase I got a cute Tyrannosaurs Rex . Now they’re older they buy things they know I’d like and they’re really good at listening for clues during the year. They know I love notebooks, the prettier the better. Last year my oldest son bought me some cute earrings, which really impressed me, and my youngest went to the make up counter and asked a woman to help him choose a lipstick (it was pretty!). I think I’m quite easy to please but I never object if I open a gift from my husband and it sparkles 🙂
Any exciting Christmas plans this year?
We’ll be at home doing the things we usually do. Choosing a tree that’s too tall for our house, cutting the holly before the birds eat all the berries, decorating the house, cooking, eating and spending time with family. Because I’m writing holiday stories at the moment I’m almost certain to be working for at least part of Christmas so I’ll probably be hiding behind the tree with my laptop.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 11 million copies of her books. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award twice; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’ and 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot.
As a child Sarah dreamed of being a writer and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream.
Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.
Sleigh Bells In the Snow
Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.
Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.
Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the
snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?