Where are you from? Just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Tell us a bit about Two Hearts, One Stone. This little diddy is about me finding both the loves of my life when I wasn’t looking for them at all. If you read it, you’ll find out how I went to bed a bachelor and woke up with a family.
What did you think the first time you saw Emmy. I felt like I’d been hit by a truck, she took my breath away.
That's always good. What was your second thought? Holy crap, she’s one of the best riders I’ve ever seen.
Erudite, to the point. Was this was love at first sight? No, it was not. But it didn’t take long at all.
What do you like most about Emmy? Her intelligence, her compassion, her laugh, her butt… do I have to pick just one thing?
You're doing just fine. How would you describe her? She’s a knockout and one of the best damn pediatricians in the world.
How would Doctor Emmy describe you? Just thinking about this question absolutely terrifies me.
We will refrain from saying 'cluck cluck' and ask what made you choose horse training as a career? There are two things I’m good at: women and horses. Only one of them makes money. Most time, the other costs me money. Especially Maddie. But I wouldn’t trade that kid for all the money in the world.
What is your biggest fear? Losing my family, my baby and my woman.
How do you relax? Beer, a game on the tv, and pizza usually does the trick.
Who is your favorite fictional character? The Lone Ranger, of course.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Don’t kiss and tell. It’s saved my ass more than a few times.
We like a man who tells it like it is. Thanks, Stone. Now we'd like to chat with Leslie. What movies or books have had an impact on your career as a writer?
Oh everything, I’m sure. I’ve read so many books and seen so many movies that they all get jumbled around. I’d be hard pressed to ever single any of them out.
What event in your private life were you able to bring to this story and how do you feel it impacted the novel? My knowledge of horses is about it. I spent my college years (and just after) working at a riding academy. I retained a lot about that sort of thing. And I have a genuine love for those animals, they are pretty amazing.
Tell us a bit about your publisher: how did you hear about them and what influenced your decision to submit to them? The Wild Rose Press is where my mentor started. When I was submitting The Finish Line, my debut novel and first submission to TWRP was at the top of the list for me with small press houses. If it was good enough for Vonnie (Davis) to start it was good enough for me. She also left me with a good feeling about the people I’d be working with from her experience. And well, she was right. Everyone at TWRP is amazing.
What book[s] currently rest on your TBR pile? The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I want to read it so bad, but I can’t until I finish writing about my witches. I wouldn’t want any bleeding over of the story. Oh and a ton of craft books. I’m a craft/writing book junkie so I have at least eight of them ready to read.
Lastly, what's up next and when can we expect to see it on the shelves?
The second novel in my Arkadia Fast Series, Hot Lap, should be out by Christmas (I hope). If you haven’t read The Finish Line, digital goes on sale Friday the 28th of September for 99 cents… check it out!
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