Ester: Hello Caridad. Thanks for taking time to speak with me today. First of all, what made you decide to become a writer?
Caridad: I was always an avid reader and spinning stories in my head as I went to sleep, but I never considered being a writer until the fifth grade. My teacher assigned a project – to write a book for the class lending library. I started writing and knew then that I wanted to someday be published.
Ester: So, how long have you been writing professionally?
Caridad: My first book was released in 1999 and my 25th publication, STRONGER THAN SIN, just hit shelves.
Ester: Wow, 25 books in 12 years! You have been a very busy lady. Do you write full-time or part-time?
Caridad: I still have a full-time day job, but I consider that given the volume of what I write, that I also have a full-time job as a writer. I just have to do it in my spare time.
Ester: That’s still amazing, considering how many books you write in a year. Tell us about your latest release.
Caridad: My latest release is the second book in the paranormal suspense SINS series. STRONGER THAN SIN is the story of Dr. Liliana Carrera and ex-football player Jesse Bradford. Here’s a little teaser for it:
Dr. Liliana Carrera nearly lost her life to Wardwell scientists. She won’t let them harm other innocent victims, like her new patient, Jesse Bradford. The former pro athlete had the best hands in the NFL…until an injury forced him to undergo Wardwell’s experimental gene therapy. Now Jesse’s gorgeous body is superhuman-but his strength comes at a price. With Wardwell threatening his family, Jesse can’t tell Liliana all he knows. Yet he can’t resist her compassion…or her healing, erotic touch. As their passion flares, Jesse’s body becomes dangerous and volatile. For evil men are plotting to change the face of humanity-and will destroy whoever stands in their way.
Ester: I like it already! Caridad, do you have any appearances or book signings scheduled this year?
Caridad: I do workshops and also attend conferences at various locations. I also do many guest blogs with other authors. Readers can find out more about them in the calendar on my blog and website. For 2011, I’ll be attending a number of conferences, namely the Liberty States Fiction Writers conference in New Jersey, RT BookClub convention in Los Angeles, Authors After Dark in Philadelphia, Deadly Ink in New Jersey and the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City.
Ester: I don’t know how you fit everything in with your schedule. Thank you.
Caridad: I want to thank you for having me at your blog and I also want to thank all the wonderful readers who come and visit with me in person and on the website. The best part of being published is getting to meet all of you!
Ester: Caridad lives in New Jersey, but works in New York City. In her spare time, she loves to travel and to cook. She also loves to take long strolls through new places to find out more about them. You can check out Caridad’s website at: www.caridad.com, or her facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/Caridad.Author or via Twitter @CaridadPineiro.