1) Three adjectives that describe yourself.
Loyal, imaginative, organized
2.) Where you live and who lives with you?
I live in a suburb of Kansas City with my lawn-obsessed husband, Mr. Gemma and my daughter, E.
3.) The best thing about where you live?
I think Kansas City is the best little big city in the world. Lots of green space, superior dining (think BBQ) and world-class shopping on The Plaza.
4.) The worst thing about where you live?
It’s a nine hour car ride to visit my son in Indiana and a three hour flight to get to my parents.
5) Three of your favorite holiday things?
Decorating my house (E. says it always looks like Christmas threw up on my house), hours spent in the kitchen baking, and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Bumbles bounce, Herbie the elf, and oh, boy, what a love story)
6.) Currently your favorite author and why?
I’ve really been enjoying Rie Warren’s book about bad boy bikers in South Carolina and the women who tame them. Well-written, funny and sexy as hell.
7.) Quote by your favorite author of all-time?
Hmmm, there are so many. Can I get back to you on this?
1) Name of main character and three adjectives to describe him/her?
Jem Kerrigan is the heroine in A Spirited Love. I’d describe her as determined, soft-hearted and kind.
2) If your main character could be any animal, what would he/she be? Why?
I think she’d be a dog, because they are loyal, loving and protective.
3) Name of villain or antagonist in your story and three verbs to describe him/her?
Gosh, this story doesn’t really have a villain, but it does have a ghost. And truthfully, her characteristic are a lot like Jem’s. Although I might add sad because she’d had a lot of loss in her life.
4) Describe the main plot of your story in one sentence.
Unsuccessful at trying to having a baby, Jem opts to open a new business in a haunted house.
5) The best theme of your story?
In the house, there is a recurrence of entwined hearts, a symbol that represents to love between the original owners. This theme occurs again and again for Jack and Jem.
6) One of your favorite sentences in your book?
Jack had that look on his face. The one that had first convinced her to fall into bed with him, then later, to marry him. That’s two, I know, but I’m a rebel that way.
7) One thing you’d like readers to know about the world you created or the characters in them?
These characters could be your neighbors and friends. And the small community they live in is more like family than just a city.