Happy Hump Day! Today it's Charlie Cochet in the Hot Seat, welcome Charlie…

What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m reading Aimee Nicole Walker’s A Dye Hard Holiday. I absolutely ADORE the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries! I’m also reading Lucy Lennox’s A Very Marian Christmas, book 7 in another fave series of mine, the Made Marian series.

What part of writing a book comes the hardest for you?

The first 20% of the book is always the hardest for me because that’s where I know if everything I plotted out is going to work. It’s also what takes the most patience, because I want to jump right into the romance, but I know I need to write that buildup first. We need the development, the building of the foundation before we can get into the relationship.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

Um, probably about 15 to 20? All in various stages of completion. Only a handful of those I intend to get published.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I tend to plot and work to an outline, though often things deviate from the outline. Sometimes it’s a very rough outline, and there are rare occasions when I just write and see where the characters take me.

How do you keep characters consistent through a story? Do you write out extensive character bibles?

If it’s a big series like the THIRDS, I keep notes and spreadsheets on character traits I’m likely to need to refer back to. I have someone who’s working on a huge story bible for me for the THIRDS that will include more than I’ve ever had the time to put together. For character consistency in behavior, I work out what a character is like before I start writing, and as I write they continue to grow and develop so it’s important to pay attention and make sure as the story continues that you’re staying true to your character.

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With the wedding of Jack Frost and Rudy Rein Dear only three weeks away, everyone travels to Jack’s palace in Svalbard, Norway, where the happy couple will exchange vows beneath the northern lights. Festivities have been planned leading up to the wedding, and Dasher eagerly anticipates not just the fun, but staying under the same roof as the blustering winter spirit who’s caught his eye—the King of Frost, Jack’s father.

A long-ago tragedy has left Eirik fearing to ever love again. As the King of Frost, Eirik maintains his distance from everyone, especially the young Christmas elf who insists on intruding on Eirik’s solitude. But Dasher is determined to find a way to show the lonely king that his heart still beats and he shouldn’t fear allowing it to beat for another.

About Charlie

Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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