Today we’re celebrating the release of Melinda Curtis's Change of Season
So, Melinda, where did you get the idea for this novel?This is the 3rd in a series of books based loosely on observations I've made living in Northern California, where you can encounter .com millionaires (young and old) who've cashed out and don't quite know what to do with themselves. When my 3 heroes return to Harmony Valley to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives, the residents convince them to help revitalize the town. Slade, the hero in this book, is the financial partner. He's not happy that they've chosen to invest in a money pit...Oops! I mean a winery. But he's a team player.
In looking at the cover, if you could add a caption or captions, what would they say?
If that were Mr. Curtis and I out there, he'd be saying, "It's so beautiful, but where's the shade?" Meanwhile, they're probably so in love, they don't need shade or water.
I wrote this book in two weeks. It was one of those rare gifts (compared to some books I've wrestled with for 4 months!).How long did it take you to write?
I had fun writing the opening scene where Slade's ex-wife drops off his twin girls and he's shocked to find them looking like little Goth girls his mother might sprinkle holy water on.What is your favorite scene?
Loved Slade. Didn't think I would when I began the series.Who was your favorite character and why?
If you could pick fictional characters to play the hero and heroine,
Mr. Curtis would say, "Kristin Bell!" But I think Christine was more like Naomi Watts (sorry, babe). As for Slade, I think if you darken up Bradley Cooper's hair...think of him as the tortured hero in Silver Linings Playbook, and you've got something.who would they be?
A character suffers from rheumatoid arthritis (as does a friend of mine). I learned a lot about the affliction, which can attack kids as well as seniors. Not fun.Tell us one thing you learned during research.
The soundtrack to the movie Hope Floats - slow and languid.What music would match the mood of this novel?
This is my 12th book for Harlequin (16th overall). I'm grateful the ideas keep coming and the characters come alive.This is your 12th book. Exactly what does that mean to you?
I'm starting books 4-7 in the series in May. Looking forward to getting back to Harmony Valley.What do you plan to work on next?
I just finished Kristan Higgans' Waiting on You (best bar scene ever as heroine's matchmaking plans go bust) and am in the midst of Jayne Ann Krentz's Otherwise Engaged (seriously wanting a fan like the heroine has, but wondering how to get it through airport security).What are you reading for pleasure right now?