I'm thrilled today to be hosting best-selling author Emilie Richards. Her latest novel, "Sunset Bridge: A Happiness Key Novel" releases next week (6/28), and Emilie was kind enough to share a few thoughts on writing and her upcoming projects.
Sharon: What advice would you have for anyone wanting to break into the writing biz today?
Former socialite Tracy Deloche has nothing to her name but five ramshackle beach cottages and the unlikely friendships she's formed with her tenants: Wanda, the wise waitress turned popular pie-shop owner. Janya, the young Indian wife whose arranged marriage surprises her every day. Alice, a widow raising her complex tween-age granddaughter. Maggie, Wanda's daughter, a former Miami cop with a love life as complicated as Tracy's own.
The new man in Tracy's life hasn't mentioned love or commitment–and suddenly Tracy needs a big dose of both. Janya longs to be a mother–and inherits two young siblings to care for. Alice may lose her beloved granddaughter to someone no one expected. Maggie helps out at Wanda's Wonderful Pies, but is the kitchen big enough for both Gray women when one of them is looking for a murderer?
As a tropical storm brews, the wind carries surprises and secrets over the bridge to Happiness Key. Now, more than ever, five friends will discover just how much they need one another.
I've been a fan of Emilie Richards' writing since her "Shenandoah Album" series. Her writing is full-bodied and well crafted, and just a joy to read and savor. I think that you'll like her "Happiness Key" novels as well. I highly recommend them!
For more information on Emilie, check out her website at http://www.emilierichards.com/