She now lives in New England, just outside of Boston, where she enjoys
sitting in her backyard, minus the chickens, and writing stories.
business—even if it means committing armed robbery to do so. But she
hasn’t planned on the intimidating stranger who comes between her and a
clean getaway. Keith Oakley is searching for his mother’s killer, but
the daring robber who stumbles into his hotel room—instead of the room
of her intended target—proves to be an unforgettable distraction, even
before she tries to kill him.
AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR
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My father loved westerns, and growing up there always seemed
to be a western on the tv. The Rifleman, High Chaparral, Bonanza, The Big
Valley, and Gunsmoke were favorites around my house.
Yes, they’re damaged but they’re also decent and
trying to figure out life. I was blessed to grow up in a family like that.
Probably the romance because I’m a sucker for a happy
ending. I enjoy creating mystery and suspense, but in order for it to feel
complete I have to sprinkle in romance.
westerns growing up. Do you have a favorite?
The Big Valley is probably my all-time favorite. Heath
Barkley, portrayed by Lee Majors was the perfect flawed character. He was the
anger illegitimate brother, raised in poverty, while his half-brothers and
half-sister lived a life of privilege. A lot of the stories centered around
Heath trying to work through his anger and figure out what type of a man he was
going to be. With my book, The Choice, I try to tap into that raw human
5. You choose to write everything in first person? What draws you to this
For me, first person offers the best view of a
character. I feel the most connected to a character when I’m seeing the world
through the first person lens.
6. You write under the name Rumor Monday. How did you come up with that name?
I love the name Rumor and Rumor Mill was already taken.
7. If you could spend the day with one of your characters who would it be? And
It would be Dabnus, because the whole time I was
working on his scenes I was constantly thing about his back story. I think it
would be fun to try and figure out what his life is like when he’s not playing
8. What advice would you give others that want to write in the western romance
Spend a weekend watching old episodes of The Big
Valley. It is a great starting point.