I was still in high school the first time I sat down thinking, “I’m going to write a book.” I scribbled about a hundred words, realized it was a daunting task, and set aside the goal for five years.
When I sat down to write a quartet featuring two sets of twins, I again realized the task wasn’t as easy as it sounds. In this case, however, I had deadlines. Faint-heartedness was not an option.
Here’s the thing about writing. You’re always looking for ways to up the stakes and provide a bit of suspense. This was why my editor suggested I move Trella’s story to the end of the quartet. Trella was the twin who was kidnapped. It would be nice to explore that last, she said. She was right. I was happy to make that change.
But as I wrote the other three books, I kept looking for fresh ways to show how Trella’s experience had impacted her siblings. By the time I got to writing her story, poor Trella had been through so much!
And yet, she’s resilient. I adore her. She’s brash and imperfect and extreme. She also deserves to be loved—not in spite of her flaws, but because of them. I was so, so happy to give her a prince of a man who deserves love every bit as much as she does.
I sincerely hope you enjoy Trella’s story and all the rest of the HEA’s in The Sauveterre Siblings.