Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
My most recent book, AN OCEAN ATWEEN US, was inspired by my own family heritage. My grandmother and her mother collected family histories and passed them down to my mother. She retold them to me as thrilling bedtime stories complete with howling wolves and a Scottish accent. I inherited so much from them. I took those stories, added lots of research, site visits, imagination, and a healthy dose of romance and brought Will Glover and his family of coal miners who must leave behind all they love when they emigrate to Nova Scotia.
Although it is set in a very different time and place, AN OCEAN ATWEEN US is a passionate, intimate, first-person love story like my contemporary YA novels, SING ME TO SLEEP and the TAKEN BY STORM saga.