|Catherine Sharp Author of Untamed Heart|
RAWA: When did you first discover that you were a writer?
CS: I’ve always been able to put my thoughts into words but when I really started writing seriously was a couple of years ago when I was reading romances voraciously but not getting exactly what I wanted, so I decided to try to write what I was yearning for.
RAWA: What is your favorite part of writing?
CS: Creating the characters and seeing their voices and actions unfold into a full person exploding out from the pages of the book
RAWA: What do you think is the most challenging aspect of writing?
CS: The most challenging aspect is the very beginning, just trying to get started, thinking of your characters and where they will be going in their lives.
RAWA: Tell us about your latest release.
CS: UNTAMED HEART is a Historical Romance set in the west after the Civil War. It's a love story between a rugged loner, Shane Cordell and an independent beauty, Ashley Clayton. She loves him even if he can't or simply won't be tamed. He has demons from his past, including a murder charge hanging over his head, so he believes love and family will never be in his future. The reader travels with these lovers' through intense desire and dreadful despair and everything in between.
Fearing for her virtue, if not her life, Ashley Clayton awakens in a dilapidated cabin clad only in a threadbare blanket, secured in the arms of a rugged, powerful stranger. Instead of attempting to flee, she is transfixed by the hypnotic eyes of the savagely handsome Shane Cordell, who has no intention of letting the copper haired beauty out of his sight. Little does she know that the real risk she faces is losing her heart.
RAWA: Who are some of your favorite authors?
CS: Julie Garwood, Elizabeth Lowell, Joanna Lindsey
RAWA: What do you think has influenced your writing style the most?
CS: Reading romance novels for years and years
RAWA: As a writer what is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
CS: I am most proud of my book UNTAMED HEART
RAWA: How did you get published?
RAWA: Do you have any advice for writers looking to get published?
CS: You must have a thick skin to take the rejections and don’t give up.
You can purchase a copy of Catherine Sharp’s Untamed Heart at Amazon and Barnes Noble.