My Regards to Elvis
Sometimes an author will add an element to book one in a series and then decide to carry the theme through to the end of the series. For example, Vivian Emerson in Irresistibly Yours liked to collect seashells and make stuff with them which she sold in The Clever Mermaid. Both the seashell creations and the shop found their way into the rest of the books in the series.
And then there’s Elvis. I like Elvis’ music but I’m not a mega fan. But my daughter is. Sometimes, okay, a lot of times authors draw inspiration from real life and people they know. When I wrote Mistletoe Kiss, I thought it would be cute to give Ma Spencer the same obsession with Elvis my daughter has. Mistletoe Kiss was just a cute little Christmas novella so what could be the harm?
Well, it ended up spinning out into a four-book series and now Elvis is popping up everywhere. Even all the barn cats are named Elvis. The youngest Spencer kid, Zane, has impersonated Elvis twice already just to please his momma, and looking into the future, I can see this may be something that sticks with him. But I’m getting ahead of myself. His story will be book four(if you don’t include the novella) and I just released book two, yet you can see where this is going. Elvis is here to stay.
I hope you enjoyed this little insight of my writing process. And this is where I leave off for now. This will be my last blog post for InspyRomance. I’ve enjoyed my time here, but life is pulling me in other directions. If you’d like to keep in touch, please visit my website- www.andreaboyd11.com. From there you can sign up for my newsletter or contact me through email. Thanks, and keep on reading!