They say you can’t contain creativity. It’s a kind of madness, in its own way, and isn’t it fascinating to get a glimpse into a creative person’s life?
This week, I asked romantic comedy author Linda O’Connor about her creative life.
Linda, of all the creative projects you’ve done, which has been your favourite?
Ooh that’s a hard one. I’m happiest when I’m creating; it doesn’t really matter what the project is – and I have a few.
I make earrings. It started when I wanted a pair to match an outfit I’d bought, and I didn’t want to spend a fortune for them, but it’s become super convenient when I need to give someone a small gift. I’ve used earrings as party favours, giveaways for my readers, and countdown-to-Christmas gifts for my mom. The best part is that they’re easy to make and can actually only cost pennies for supplies.
I also love to paint and think nothing of changing the colour of a room or breathing new life into furniture with a refresh. And of course, the ultimate creative project for me is writing. I escape every day for a few hours into a world with sassy characters who like to have fun and do the unexpected (sometimes even for me!).
My books all have a different flavor to them, and there’s at least one scene in the book or a recurring theme that makes me laugh – every time I read it.
Writing is my most public creative project, and there’s always a hold-your-breath moment hoping the readers love the story, but the feeling of accomplishment when a book is finally released can’t be matched. One of the best parts of being creative, for me, is always learning more.
This month, I’m celebrating the release of my fourteenth book and the third book in the Dr. Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor series. The medical romantic comedies in this series are all stand-alone stories. It’s matchmaking at its funniest!
Don’t Unravel the Past (Dr. Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor Book 3)
Dr. Brogan Corkie is happily semi-retired from medicine and now has time for other hobbies. Her passion for food is second only to her skill at matchmaking!
Years ago, Dr. Jay Landon kissed a sexy stranger with violet eyes. He was instantly enamoured – until he saw the engagement ring on her finger and the angry-looking dude by her side. She walked away with a piece of his heart.
Dr. Brenna Locket is in Mapleton for a conference and plans to stay for a six-month sabbatical to write a book. Her colourful past has prepared her well for a job she loves as an obstetrician-gynecologist with a special focus on sexual health. If her vivacious personality, natural empathy, and expert knowledge didn’t set her apart, her violet eyes and curly black hair certainly would.
Brogan doesn’t know their history, but the spark between Jay and Brenna is undeniable. She’s intrigued…and a matchmaking scheme is hatched. Now, if only Brenna could leave her past behind. Because unravelling the past might just derail the future.
Released August 4, 2020
Publisher: Interlock Publishing
Genre: Medical Romantic Comedy PG-13
When the doorbell rang, Brogan tossed more flour on the counter and called out in her most harried voice. “Brenna, I hate to bother you, but would you mind getting that? I’m up to my ears in flour.” She crossed her fingers at the little white lie.
The desk chair scraped back. “I don’t mind at all, Brogan.”
Brenna tugged on her T-shirt and ran a hand through her hair to subdue some of the wayward curls before opening the door. She stilled and her smile froze in place. Her recollection was swift – steel blue eyes glinting behind a goalie mask, a stolen moment, a fleeting kiss. He hadn’t changed much in seven years, although his eyes seemed bluer and his shoulders broader. He certainly hadn’t lost that cocky smile.
Jay stiffened and then his smile slowly widened. “Well, if it isn’t Doctor Sniper/Cheater.”
“It was a good goal, Doctor Sore Loser. I couldn’t help it if I was more talented than you.” Brenna leaned against the door frame. “It’s been a while.”
“Indeed it has.” But he’d recognize those violet eyes and curly hair anywhere. If truth be told, he was a complete sucker for them. They’d haunted his dreams since the moment he’d met her, even if she had just scored the winning goal. She’d robbed his hockey team of a spot in the final and stolen his heart in one fell swoop.
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About Linda O’Connor
Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.