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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Photo Interview: Dena Garson

EQ Welcomes Dena Garson!

EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I’m a process improvement specialist by day and a jewelry designer and author by night. I have two rowdy boys who play all kinds of sports so I’m frequently on the sidelines cheering them on. Books are my escape – either by reading them or capturing new stories on paper. Since my boys won’t do exactly what I want when I want, I take my frustrations out on unsuspecting characters. At least my heroines stand a chance of having a clean house!!

EQ:Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
Loss of Control was released in July. It’s a sensual contemporary about two co-workers who first meet when they’re thrown together on an out of town assignment. They’re each attracted to the other but for various reasons don’t feel they can act on their feelings.

What photos inspired or encapsulate your characters, setting, or conflict?
Jeanie, the heroine in Loss of Control, faces an ethical dilemma. Her decision could affect not only her and her job but potentially the company. Lucky for her Steve is there to offer support!

Exquisite moment:                
I have two boys. Both love to play video games. I usually take my laptop into the living room and write or work while they play. It allows me to be near them, monitor what they are playing, and act as referee when needed. In the last couple of years, some of the best moments have been when they invite me to play the game with them. They know I’m not good on their games and that I have trouble with all the buttons on the controller (seriously – we had a joystick and ONE button – these have a dozen!). The boys often cover my back and try to keep me from getting killed and show me how to do some of their tricks. They’re very patient and protective of me in game. “I got them, mom!” or “Don’t shoot my mommie.” It’s really very sweet. Now if I could get them to be as nice to each other in real life…

Guilty pleasures:              
We have a chain of ice cream stores around here that have their own cows and make their own milk and ice cream. I discovered the joy (and heart ache) of their banana fudge sunday a few years back. This is a guilty pleasure because I just can’t eat them very often – not only is it a lot of sugar but ice cream wreaks havoc on my digestive system. But dangit! Sometimes you just gotta give in to your cravings!

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JoAnne Myers said...

A wonderful and amusing interview. I know what its like to raise children, work, and try to find time for yourself. Good luck with your writings. All the best.

E. Ayers said...

They say these games kids play today are actually eye & hand coordination training for fighter pilots and surgeons. (Just think what you are raising!) But I'm with you, I just look at the controller and I'm lost. We've come a long way since the days of Pong.

Banana Fudge Sundae, you just had to mention it, didn't you? Now I'm drooling.

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Having your own cow and making your own milk and ice cream sounds like a dream come true. Hot fudge sundays with peanuts on top - a tin roof. What a great town. Thanks for the interview, Dena.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, JoAnne! It is a tough balance, but I love my boys so it's worth it.

Anonymous said...

LOL - sorry about that! It's very hard to drive past that restaurant and not drool a little.
And yeah after all the zombies they've killed I really do wonder what I'm raising!!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome! I'm glad to be able to drop in today!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Good interview! I'd love to have my own cow. Of course, it would be hard living in an urban area.

Anonymous said...

LOL. They do need a little bit of yard.