10 things…

23 Feb

you didn’t know about Sheet Music:

10) I began Sheet Music while in college after worming my way into a backstage pass at a Peter Gabriel concert. (No, David Tallis is in no way based on Gabriel.)

9) It took me 15 years to get around to finishing the version of the story that became this book. What can I say? I’m a slow learner!

8) My now ex-husband originally turned me on to Ellora’s Cave (who ultimately published the novel) in 2002, shortly after they arrived on the publishing scene. I didn’t submit a query to them until December of 2009. Again, I’m slow.

7) Of all my heroes, I trust David Tallis the least (the scoundrel), but would sleep with him first. The man has MAD skills!

6) I didn’t picture writing a sequel to the book until a crit partner mentioned having the hots for David’s ex MI-5 security specialist, Gunter Faust. (Undercover Lover is coming soon from Ellora’s Cave!)

5) The book is my third novel, but my first accepted for publication.

4) While the plot resembles nothing of Notting Hill, several readers have commented on the similarity in “feel” between Sheet Music and the movie. Notting Hill is, in fact, my favorite movie, and I never mentioned anything of the sort. Eerie.

3) I interviewed several male friends in order to be able to vividly write the steamy love scenes that occur from David’s point of view. I’m amazed their wives still allow them to speak to me.

2) David is the only character I’ve written who has openly argued with me as I wrote, trying to direct and control every aspect of his story. Arrogant man.

1) I fully intend to have a drink at the Ritz Rivoli bar the next time I’m in London. A delusional little corner of my mind expects David to ravish me in his hotel suite afterward. Hey, a gal can dream!

4 Responses to “10 things…”

  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) February 23, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Point #3 made me laugh, Tibby 🙂

  2. Marilyn Campbell February 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I loved all your countdown points but I am partial to characters who argue with me while I’m trying to write their story!

    • Tibby Armstrong February 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

      They really are the most fun. But, shh! Don’t tell David. He’s already incorrigible!

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