Author Q&A: Lori Wilde
Author Lori Wilde talks baseball (aka hot guys in tight pants), writing six books a year, and the one book she can’t stop thinking about.
Love of the Game is the third book in your Stardust, Texas series. What are readers who haven’t experienced this world before in for?
A small east Texas town with Louisiana flare, MBL baseball players, four adopted sisters whose parents run an antique store, a Hurricane-Sandy surviving calico cat with PTSD and just a little bit of magic from an antique hope chest filled with surprises.
Not everyone in the SP office are big sports fans, but we LOVE sports romances. What made you set yours around baseball?
Baseball is the most cerebral of sports and being something of nerd, that aspect draws me to baseball. Plus, the hot guys in tight uniform pants.
You’ve sold 78 books to four major publishers so far. How do you keep up with that kind of writing schedule? (and as readers, thank goodness you can!)
Basically, all I do is write. But I’m resting on my laurels a bit these days and I’ve cut down to writing two books a year versus the six books I was writing at one point. Sometimes you do have to stop and smell the roses.
What is the one book you’ve read lately that you can’t stop thinking about?
It’s not out yet, but I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Julie Anne Long’s first contemporary, Hot in Hellcat Canyon. I predict it will be nominated for a RITA this year.
What can readers expect next from you?
Another Twilight, Texas book at Christmas. A Wedding for Christmas is the flip side of The Holiday style concept of two strangers swapping places that I introduced in I’ll Be Home for Christmas. After that, I’m going back to Cupid, Texas to write about four brothers from a ranching dynasty and the four Native American sisters they fall in love with.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has sold seventy-nine works of fiction to four major New York publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
Her first New York Times bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas, is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas. Learn more and order your copy of Love of the Game here.
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