In August we begin a series of 10 Author Spotlights with a brief Q&A introducing each of the amazing authors attending Romance, Wine & Chocolate ’18 on August 31st in Orlando, FL. Registration is FULL, but check for cancellations at rwc2018.eventbrite.com
Author #10: Get to know a little more about today’s featured author, the delightful Priscilla Oliveras!
|Books by Priscilla Oliveras|
an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, she serves as English adjunct faculty at her local college and teaches an on-line course titled “Romance Writing” for ed2go. Priscilla is a sports fan, a beach lover, a half-marathon runner and a consummate traveler who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock. To follow along on her fun-filled and hectic life, visit her on the web at http://prisoliveras.com/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prisoliveras or on Twitter via @prisoliveras.
Enjoy this Q&A with Priscilla Oliveras:
1. What genre(s) do you write?
I write contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor.
2. Coffee or tea lover?
Ooh, I’m a café con leche, skinny French vanilla latte or hot chocolate with marshmallows kind of chica.
4. Do you have pets?
Yes! I have a wonderfully friendly, cuddly goldendoodle named Addi who’s the perfect writing buddy.
5. When I wake up every morning I… Check email and social media while still cozy in bed. Once I’m up and
moving, the first thing I usually do in the kitchen is turn on my Keurig
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
Wow, great question! I’d like to think this item is more unique than
weird, but an interesting and favorite travel memento a family member
once brought from Rome for me is a Pope John Paul II bobblehead doll.
Um, no, that’s not a typo. And yes, I do own—proudly—a bobblehead of the
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
Well, I’m a really good hammock napper, does that count? 😉 Seriously,
hammock naps are a nice part of my self-care. In my free time, I enjoy
cheering on my favorite sports teams—Go Gators! Go Cubs!—and salsa
dancing. As for a particular skill… around the Christmas holidays, my
daughters and I have been building gingerbread houses, buildings, sports
stadiums and even the London Bridge for years!
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
I sincerely hope readers feel a sense of familia with my characters,
appreciate the influence of the Latinx culture, and find joy in the
power of healthy relationships and love.
9. What inspired you to write His Perfect Partner?
Writing HIS PERFECT PARTNER was a labor of love. The entire Fernandez familia—Yazmine, her sisters Rosa and Lilí, and their papi—completely stole my heart. The more time I spent with them all, the more I knew I had to tell the stories of all three sisters. Thankfully, Kensington agreed. ☺
To all Lorelei’s Lit Lair fans, I wish you many hours of happy reading. Should you choose to spend some time with Yazmine and Tomás, or Rosa and Jeremy, or (this December) Lilí and Diego, I hope you fall in love with them as much as I have.
ambition—and passion—to burn. And in this warm-hearted, sexy new
series, three chances to figure out if the path to success can also lead
to lasting love . . .
Ad executive Tomás Garcia
shouldn’t even be thinking about his daughter’s alluring dance teacher,
Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he’s laser-focused
on his career—and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she
deserves. Plus, he’s certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving
Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz’s
generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomás can’t
resist—and doesn’t want to let go . . .
For Yaz, good-looking
workaholics like Tomás simply can’t be part of her life ever again.
She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the
dreams her papá could not. She’s glad to spend time with Maria—and
taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she’s sure that
she and Tomás can keep their attraction under control because there’s
so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation,
makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step—and every risk
to their hearts . . .