Darlene Fredette (Author Interview)
Please tell us something unique about you we can’t learn from your bio.
Even though I have a designated area in the sitting room to write, complete with a desk, chair, and bookcase, I prefer to write in the living room in my big comfy chair. Thankfully, I have a laptop which makes this process easy. I also used to listen to music while writing, but found it too distracting. More singing than writing got done.
What’s your writing routine like?
Does such a thing exist? Definitely not for me. I get most of my writing during the weekdays from late morning and into the afternoon, but daily life throws many curves into my plans, so I write when those moments of the day are clear of obstructions.
Do you make up settings or use real places and why?
I use a combination of both. I take a real place and add a twist. There are a few locations in the city where I live appearing in a couple of my books, but I like to change things up a bit to heighten the visual in my imagination.
If you could live in one of your stories, which one would you choose and why?
Definitely in Redford Falls which is the setting in my book, One Sweet Christmas. That town is a combination of two areas my family likes to visit during the summer. I’ve added my own spin to the town and keep developing it in the follow-up books in the Redford Falls series.
What stories do you have in the works right now?
The second story in my Redford Falls series is in my editor’s hands. I am currently writing the third story in that series, as well as working on a brand new series.
About Nothing to Lose
She has one last hope – a small, family-run bakery that might just be baking up second chances.
Dwindling finances has Jesse Robinson running out of options. With a past filled with failures, she longs for a new beginning. Applying for a job she isn’t qualified for may be another crazy mistake, but at this point Jesse has nothing to lose.
Juggling two jobs, Travis Cooper has absolutely no time for a relationship and isn’t looking for one. But when his mother hires an unqualified baker, he has more to worry about than three-tiered wedding cakes. Like whether to break his own no-dating-employees rule and make a little room in his life for love.