has loved reading romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing her
own books is the realization of a lifelong dream. She is a graduate of Illinois
State University where she wrote for the school newspaper and was a member of
Zeta Tau Alpha. She is also a former Acquisitions Editor at MacMillan Computer
Publishing. Martha writes contemporary romances with traditional couples and
happy endings. Her Chances Trilogy is available at digital
retailers everywhere. Her current work in progress is Christmas in Tahoe. A native Chicagoan,
she lives her own happy ending in Florida with her husband and two daughters.
Beverley:Which genre or
genres do you write or prefer to write? And why?
Martha:I write what I love to read, contemporary
romance with happily-ever-after endings. Some of the best writing advice I’ve
ever gotten was write what you know.
Beverley:Who influenced you the most in deciding to
become a writer?
Martha:I don’t know that it
was a conscious decision. It was always in the back of my mind, but I was busy
with life, my family. I’m not sure what happened that April night ten years
ago, but I just started writing and couldn’t stop. My favorite author will come
as no surprise—Nora Roberts. My first romance novel was Heartbeat by
Danielle Steel. I read it, and many of
her early books, many times!
Beverley:What gets your creative juices flowing?
Martha:Reading. Right now
I’m reading Taylor Jenkins Reid’s new book Malibu Rising.
Beverley:Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Why?
Martha:I’ll date myself—I
loved the Flintstones growing up. I loved Pebbles because she was a redhead
like me. She made me feel less different.
Beverley:Who would you love most to meet 'in person'
Martha:I’d like to meet my
maternal grandfather who died before I was born. I grew up hearing stories from
my grandmother about life in Ireland. I’d like his take on it.
Beverley:If you had an unexpected free day what would
you do with it?
Martha: Lay in the sun and
read on the beach in Lake Tahoe.
Beverley:What are you working on now?
next project is Christmas in Tahoe. It’s about a romance novelist is who
finds herself at loose ends. She goes to Lake Tahoe in search of a fresh start
and finds so much more.
In Second Chance, star-crossed
lovers Lindsay Foster and Brian Rembrandt get a second chance at love amid the
brilliant blue waters of Lake Tahoe. In Chance Encounter, Delaney
Richards and Mike Savoy’s quest for love takes them from Tahoe’s tranquil
shores to the capricious streets of San Francisco. And in Last Chance,the heat doesn't come from the blazing summer sun and white-hot sand,
but from the insatiable desire between friends-turned-lovers Moira Brody and
Paul Webster. All of them will risk their hearts, and their lives, to find true
Blurb about Last
Chance, The Chances
Trilogy Book Three
Moira Brody knows Paul Webster better than
he knows himself. But neither one of them know that he is as desperately in
love with her as she is with him. Still, she isn't going to wait around
forever, especially on Valentine's Day. When Paul finds that out the hard way,
he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. He won't lose her. Or
let the past dictate the future.
But first Paul and Moira have to do
something they’ve never done before—go on a date. A first date that turns into
a passionate night together, something for which Moira has waited a long time.
the veil between love and friendship grows increasingly thin between them, Paul
lets his guarded heart fall in love with Moira.
But it's more complicated than that...
These friends-turned-lovers will have to
look at each other with fresh eyes and brave hearts. Moira will have to take an
epic leap of faith and Paul will have to take the ultimate risk—again. But not
everybody is on their side. And Paul will have to choose between following his
head and listening to his heart. Or risk losing Moira forever.