Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Both: Some very favorable unsolicited reviews, both for The Astrologer’s Daughter and our other novel, Wanting Rita.
If you could jump into a book, and live in that world, which would it be?
Doug: Any story that has an extravagant beach house, with lots of sand, sea and brazen sun in a broad blue sky. Then whatever villain came my way I could take him/her down.
Elyse: A world in which soul mates search for and discover each other… preferably in a beach location!
What is your dream cast for your book?
Both: Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Elyse: I absolutely loved Little Womenand wanted to be like Jo. Since I’ve been working with children as a speech-language pathologist, my favorite children’s book is The Pop-up Mice of Mr. Brice by Theo. LeSieg, illustrated by Roy McKie. Every child I know wants to read it over and over and over again.
Doug: Lad a Dog.
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Both: Greg Maroney’s beautiful piano piece Mountain Snow. It’s on our trailer for The Astrologer’s Daughter.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Both: Learn how to take a rejection punch.
After Juliet Sinclair divorces her unfaithful husband, she expects to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. When Juliet sees her much-loved father waving to her on a New York City street, she’s astonished. Her father and mother live in Ohio. At that same moment, she receives a call from her mother telling her that her father has died from a heart attack.
Juliet quits her job and moves back to Ohio, determined to investigate a substantial loss of money, and find a mysterious woman who had close ties with her father, Juliet’s mother knew nothing about.
While on her journey, Juliet has a serious accident and is saved from near death by a handsome ex-soldier with a tragic past. He falls in love with her, even though his past still haunts him. Christmas is approaching, and Juliet works to uncover her father’s secrets while falling in love, struggling to find the courage to forgive and to love again.
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Genre – Romance
Rating – PG