Martha O'Sullivan has loved reading romance novels for as long
as she can remember. Writing her own novels is the realization of a lifelong
dream for this stay-at-home mom. Martha writes contemporary and erotic romances
with traditional couples and happily ever after endings. She is the author of
the Chances trilogy from Red Sage Publishing. Her current
work-in-progress in a sweet and steamy Christmas
novel set in Costa Careyes, Mexico. A native Chicagoan, she lives her own happy
ending in Tampa with her husband and two daughters.
1. It took me almost five years to write Second Chance, the Chances trilogy opener. I can honestly say that I revised it 100 times. Before I sold it! Granted, I had started writing Chance Encounter during that time. But every time Second Chance was rejected by a publisher or lost a contest, I’d go back and rewrite based on the feedback. And as disheartening as that was, it made me a better writer in the end. Conversely, I wrote Last Chance in four months while editing the two previous installments of the trilogy.
2. All the characters in my books are based on someone in my life, including myself. There’s some of me in each of the three heroines in the trilogy, but I’m most like one of them. Both of my friends whom Lindsay Foster and Delaney Richards are based on figured out who they were right away.
3. All the facts about Lake Tahoe and San Francisco in the books are true. The architecture, geography, lingo, history, cultural events, streets, etc. are real. Of course there are also fictional places and things in the book to move the story along.
4. I changed the title of my first book four times before I finally went back to Second Chance, which was the original title. It will always be the book of my heart.
5. There is one phrase that the hero in each book says to the heroine. It’s something my husband says to me. Identify it in my upcoming contest and be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. Stay tuned to my web site at marthaosullivan26.wix.com/marthaosullivan for details.
Blurb from Second Chance
Lindsay Foster has convinced herself that marrying lifelong Paul Webster is the right thing to do. But an inadvertent reunion with Brian Rembrandt rekindles the unfinished business between them. And Lindsay finds herself torn between the life she's always wanted and the man she'll always love.