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Kim Handysides poses to this week’s questions and they’re more focused on the female authors, but I’m up to the challenge (with a few changes):
1. What’s your ideal: alpha or beta and why?
Looking at the heroes I write, I wouldn’t classify them as alphas or betas. Personally I think I fall somewhere in between. There are times I’ve had to rely on my inner alpha, and he can rise up to the occasion when needed, but for the most part I’m probably more beta. So my ideal mate would be a confident woman, secure in her own strengths who complements my own strengths and weaknesses (which is exactly who I found ♥)
2. Do you have a male buddy or mate you use for confirmation or inspiration when crafting your heroes?
I’m changing this one to female of course, and the answer is yes. My wife has been indispensable in helping me craft strong, confident heroines for my stories.
3. What does any hero have to do to win your heart?
Again, changing the gender on this one. The heroine who wins my heart in any story is above all else smart. I once entered an early version of one of my stories in a writing contest, and one of the judges told me my heroine was TSTL, (I had to look it up: Too stupid to live) and that judge was right on target. I reworked that story like no one’s business, making Meghan as smart as she was strong, and Son of Thunder is now a finalist in the Write Touch Reader’s Award contest.
I like a heroine that’s sassy, sexy and strong as well, but for my tastes, the most attractive part of the female body is the brain.
I hear you out there. Yes, I have spies all over the interwebs. You’re wondering what the other authors of Romance Weekly answered. Start (or continue) the tour by visiting the wonderful Meggan Connors http://megganconnors.wordpress.com/blog