Well, beyond the obvious of, I’m not writing the Sydney Croft books by myself and I have Larissa to constantly bounce things off of – for me, since the Syd books are paranormal, I get to indulge my tendency to take things over the top. I get to go places in those books that don’t fit into my contemps or my Romantic Suspenses.
When I set out to write either the Tyler or Croft books, it usually starts out with a line that’s caught my attention. I’ve no doubt had the hero in my mind for ages before that, and so the line, whether it be a line of dialogue from a TV show or a line from a song, just clicks and I go, oh, so that’s what [insert hero’s name] is all about. And from there, it just seems to work.