What kinds of books do you like to read?
I’ve always been a fan of novels, ever since I was a little girl. Even in grade school, chapter books never scared me off. I figured the more time I spent with the characters and their stories, the better.
Now, Stephen King is a master of his genre, and that means he can write horror stories in about every length possible. If you’ve never picked up his short story collection Night Shift , treat yourself sometime. They’re all readable in under an hour, and they all pack a punch. So while I’m not going to write horror anytime soon, he’s a good author to study (fellow authors, if you haven’t read On Writing by King, you absolutely should. But that’s a conversation for another time).
Anyway, my first short story is called “Look Up, Angel,” and it takes places in New York City as a parallel story to Beacon of Love, the first book in my Hometown Heroes series. This story gives you a little insight into the heroine of Beacon of Love, but mostly it tells the story of a workaholic journalist in the big city who doesn’t see love when it’s right in front of her.