Monday, August 19, 2013

Linked by Judy Serrano‏


Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Dallas Area Romance Authors.

She is a substitute teacher at the local school district and writes for various on-line publications. She is the author of Easter's Lilly, Brother Number Three, Relatively Close and Memoirs of a Mobster, which are romantic thrillers and part of The Easter’s Lilly Series.

Judy currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.

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Daphne Foster is a substitute teacher stuck in an English class, waiting for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized crime make his continued disappearances disturbing.

In walks Heathcliff Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.


Q) What inspired you to write this story?
My first series, The Easter’s Lilly Series, was about the Mafia. Although I am still putting out books in that series, I wanted to write something new. I started writing Linked with the intent of writing a new mafia story. Somewhere along the way, my characters took a turn and before I knew it, I had a new idea for a vampire novel. The blood is still flowing… just in a different way now.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I would say about six months, if you include the editing. I usually finish the first draft in three and then move on from there. The voices in my head scream to be heard and usually keep me up at night until I am able to release them, so I am motivated.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I love to be able to live vicariously through my characters. I get to visit places I haven’t been for a while or maybe even have never been before. I get to be rich and ride in limos, date handsome men, and wear diamonds. Experiencing all of the excitement is a lot of fun.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?

Killing off a character is my least favorite thing about writing. I get attached to them all but sometimes… someone’s gotta go.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Oh, that’s easy. Nina Dobrev. She plays Elena on The Vampire Diaries. Who wouldn’t want to play Damon’s love interest? That’s all I’m saying.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Nothing is old in my fridge. I have four growing boys living in my house, and the food goes faster than toilet paper around here.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I am currently preparing to release book 5 of “The Easters’ Lilly Series,” and book six is half written. I also have book two half written for my latest release in “The Linked Series.” I recently finished a paranormal romance/thriller called “Ivy Vines, Visions,” and haven’t made any decisions about that one yet. But look for it in the future.

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1 comment:

Judy Serrano, author of The Easters Lilly Series, and The Linked Series. said...

Thank you so much for the interview. I hope you get a chance to read the book someday soon!