It’s Thursday and my guest is author
Welcome, Darcy. Please tell us
Sure. My name is Darcy Flynn and
I live with my husband and son on a horse farm in Franklin, Tennessee. It’s
about twenty miles south of Nashville. I raise beautiful rare breed chickens
and enjoy their fresh eggs every day.
I enjoy all types of romances,
but the sweet ones hold a special place in my heart. They’re my first love. I
particularly like the ones where they start out hating each other. Sparing with
their verbal foils until the ‘melt in your arms bliss’ kiss. <g>
Those books were my first, too. When did you first realize you
wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always written poems, music
lyrics and short magazine articles, but it wasn’t until my son went to College
that I started writing romantic fiction. After he left for school, I was
de-cluttering and discovered a box of vintage Harlequin and Silhouette romances
in my attic. I read them again and every time I’d read one, I’d think, I could
write one of these. So I seized the day and began writing.
What do you like to do when
you're not writing?
I love to dance, garden and go
antiquing with girl friends. I also raise rare breed chickens on my farm.
What is the most important thing
you do for your career?
Write books. <g>
Good choice. LOL How many hours a day to you spend
Between 2 and 4. I turn
everything off and write—it’s very concentrated work for me. I don’t do well
with interruptions or background noise.
If you could give the younger
version of yourself advice what would it be?
Life is short. Don’t be afraid to
follow your dreams. God put those dreams in your heart, not to frustrate you,
but to give you something to live for.
Great advice. What do you hope readers take
with them after reading your work?
Since my books are fast, fun
reads with happy endings, I want to leave my readers satisfied and smiling and
hopefully for days.
What two authors we would find
you reading when taking a break from your own writing?
Georgette Heyer and Susan
Tell us about your latest book.
Sure, I’m working on a sweet
contemporary romance about a financially struggling Bed and Breakfast owner,
fighting to save her livelihood against her childhood nemesis, who’s five star
resort is putting her out of business. It takes place in west Texas and it’s my
first cowboy romance. I’m having a ton of fun writing it!
Here's the blurb for Darcy's first book Keeper Of My Heart
Katie McCullough doesn’t know it,
but Max Sawyer, the over confident, irritatingly handsome hotel developer who
outbid her for the lighthouse property, is none other, than her mystery
lighthouse sailor. The one man who captured her heart five years earlier, the
one man who has since been the plumb line for every other unsuspecting male who
has crossed her path. Unfortunately for Max, he doesn’t measure up either.
Still reeling from losing the
property she’d planned to call home, sparks fly when Katie assumes Max is turning her beloved lighthouse compound into one of his
‘Serenity Spa Resorts.” Outraged, Katie sets out on a mission to dismantle the
property…and his plans.
plans have absolutely nothing to do with hotels and everything to do with
winning Katie’s heart.
An excerpt from Keeper of My
Bits of oyster shell spewed out from under
the tires of Katie’s Jeep as it screeched to a halt. Without knocking, she
stomped into the keeper’s house to find Max working on an open windowsill on
the bottom floor.
“So you’re in the hotel business.” Katie
threw the sheaf of papers down on the table near where he was working.
“Yes and good afternoon to you, too.” Max
stopped for a brief moment then continued to sand the windowsill. “I see you’ve
been doing some research.” His firm lips twitched.
“If you think you are going to turn this,”
she said, waving her arms through the air, “into one of your…Serenity Spa Inns,
then you are dreaming Mister.”
“Is that so?” Max straightened and his
eyes locked with hers.
“You bet. I’ll never let that happen.”
His tawny eyes gave her a once over. “And
you think you’re big enough to stop me?”
“Yes,” she spat out, “Don’t think I can’t.
I’ll rally the entire town if I have to. This is not what the council agreed to
when they accepted your bid.”
Max’s brown eyes turned glacial. “Careful
Angel. That sounds like a threat. If it is, you’ll come off the worse for it.”
Katie inhaled sharply. “You may have been
master of all you commanded but you won’t master me.”
Max stopped working and turned toward her.
Even in her anger, Katie noticed his shirt, unbuttoned and clinging to his
muscular form with the sweat of his labor, his forearms glistening with
perspiration mingled with tiny particles of wood shavings.
“Maybe we should put that to the test?” he
“There’s no maybe about it.” Inhaling
sharply, Katie gathered up her papers and stormed out of the house.
Here’s a little more about Darcy
Darcy was born into the rich
culture of New Orleans, La., a city filled with colorful historical intrigue
and broad creative energy. Darcy’s natural bent to the arts coupled with her
love for one of the most romantic cities in the world has been the inspiration
and anchor of her artistic, multi-dimension endeavors. Darcy was always
compelled by the need to express herself and like her mother’s famous gumbo,
her previous expressions included a little bit of everything—art, music, acting, and dance.
Although published in music, art,
and the Christian non-fiction market under another identity, it was the empty
nest that turned Darcy to writing romantic fiction. A lover of lighthouses,
Darcy’s first novel, Keeper Of My Heart, unfolds in a small
Maryland fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay.
Darcy, a former Mrs. Tennessee,
continues to be surrounded by all things creative in Music City and when not in
writing in her London flat, lives on a beautiful horse farm in historic
Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, son, two English Setters, and a calico
cat. Darcy enjoys stargazing, raising
rare breed chickens, and gardening.
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