I love the strong women that you portray in your novels what is the key characteristic that each of these women have that prevents them from falling into the damsel in distress role?
I love strong women, too! They are much more interesting characters to write, that's for sure. The key characteristic that keeps my heroines from becoming damsels is that it would never occur to them to ask a guy to help them in the first place. These women solve their own problems. ;)