P. G. Forte is in the house, blogging on my site. This is one talented lady, I smell success
Stop by and find out what she does to people she has a grudge against.
Q. Tell us a little about your latest release
A. Waiting for the Big One (which despite the title is really a very small book—somewhat shocking for me, since I’m better known for writing somewhat lengthy tomes) is my new release from Liquid Silver Books (http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com). This is the first book in the 'LA Love Lessons' series and it tells the story of Gabby Brown, dog walker and aspiring actress. Gabby’s a Pisces—you’ll find that out right away—and she’s also somewhat Astrologically obsessed, so she relates everything to the stars.
But, the story is set in LA, after all, where stars of all types are just part of the mise en scene.
Gabby's quest to find true love and ultimate pleasure with the soul mate of her dreams is complicated when she has to choose between two gorgeous men—rock guitarist Zach Harris and Derek Novello, the martial arts instructor with whom she's co-writing a screenplay.
Even though Derek and Gabby have been friends for some time, up until now, she’s refused to even consider him for the role of soul mate because she fears sex will ruin their friendship. Not surprisingly, Derek has his own about the subject, and they don’t include sharing Gabby with anybody.
Q. Where did the idea for WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE come from?
A. Actually, I wrote it on a dare. Several of my critique partners were already writing erotic romance and they nudged and prodded until I came up with something. But the initial idea was something that had been rattling around in my mind ever since I first moved to California—a lotta years ago!
Q. How was your experience writing it different from some of your other books?
A. Well, This is a novella, so it’s very short. It’s also written in first person point of view. On top of that, it’s very light and somewhat farcical and it’s erotic romance. So all of those things were new and different. I have to say it was one of the quickest books I ever wrote and probably the most fun. I wrote it right after I finished writing Dream Under the Hill (book eight in the Oberon series) which is the longest and darkest book I’ve written to date. So, I really needed a break—this was perfect in that respect.
Q. Do you base your characters on real people?
A. You mean because Gabby’s a Pisces and so am I and Derek’s a Scorpio and so is my husband? Nope. Not at all. Lol!
Actually, I almost never model any of my characters on real people—either alive or dead. The only exception to that rule is that I have been known to ‘murder’ people I’ve had a grudge against. But not really the same thing at all, since the resemblance is strictly in my own head and no one knows who these people really are.
Q. How do you come up with your titles?
A. I love using lines from poems or song lyrics for my titles. Most of my titles to date have come from one of those sources. Other than my newest Love, From A to Z (LA Love Lessons, book two, also from Liquid Silver Books). Waiting for the Big One is no exception. Besides being the title of a Peter Gabriel song, it’s also a line from one of my own poems. It’s an interesting title. It seems people either love it or hate it.
Q. Do you have any other books in the works?
A. Yes. I’m actually in the process of finishing Let me Count the Ways which will be the third book in the 'LA Love Lesson's series. After that...well, I have a lot of projects planned. But you can check out my website for more about that: http://www.pgforte.co m