Since I have a 9 to 5 job, most of my writing time happens at night and on the weekends. I've trained myself to be disciplined about my writing, which means so much to me. Some days I fall right into the story and magic happens – other days I spend a good amount of time staring at a blinking cursor…but God makes sure it's all good!
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don't really have a 'quirk' – I'm just, basically, obsessed about it. I don't travel without my computer, a journal, pen and paper, and a head full of ideas. I'm somewhat relentless.
How do you come up with the title for your latest story?
I loved the idea of a Christmas-style word-play on 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' since this story centers on my heroine, Tiffany, and her love of New York and a certain world-renowned jewelry house by the same name…
What makes this book special to you?
This book is special to me because I have treasured memories of spending a long, early-December weekend in NYC with my daughter to commemorate her senior year of high school. It snowed, and the window displays were incredible and the entire atmosphere of the city just pulled me in like gravity. Then there's my dear friend, Hope Painter, who lives in the city, and introduced me to Magnolia Cupcakes. Oh. My. GOODNESS. Divine.
What’s your next project?
I am working on the FIshermen of Antioch series for the White Rose imprint and finishing up edits on Forgiveness for the Harbourlight imprint. I'm so excited to share both projects with my readers!!
And now let's meet Mitch Alexander
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I'm Mitch Alexander, and I'm the Director of East Coast Operations for InfoTraxion. It's a great tech firm that helps build computer networks and databases for companies across North America. I'm a transplant to New York from Los Angeles, California.
Tell us about where you live and why you choose to live there.
::Laughter:: Great question, because, I live in New York City, but never imagined myself putting down permanent roots here until I met Tiffany Zelling.
What is a quirk of your personality that most people wouldn’t know?
I enjoy paying a monthly visit to the Carnegie Club – it's a cigar bar on 56th and 7th…brings back memories of the days I'd hang out with my grandpa and he'd enjoy a cigar on the front porch of our home.
Who chronicled your story and why do you think she chose you?
That would be Marianne Evans – and I think Tiffany had something to do with that – Tiffany sucked her in by telling her the story of how our relationship began, and their mutual love of blue boxes tied by white silk ribbon probably clinched the deal…
What obstacles did you have to overcome to find your happily-ever-after?
Falling in love with Tiffany opened my eyes, and life, to possibilities I would have never before considered. I never saw myself in anything but a corporate light, with goals and ambitions that were work-driven rather than heart and passion driven. That took some intense introspection – and prayer – to work through!
Tell us about your special lady.
Oh, man. I could go on for days, really. I think, though, what makes her most special is that she's humble and unassuming. She captivates me because she has no idea how powerful her spirit is. She owns my heart.
The first time you saw her, what did you think?
The first time I saw Tiffany I saw a sweet, quiet woman – intelligent and capable. I liked her immediately. Discovering the layers of her personality reinforced that impression, but opened my eyes to a woman who isn't just beautiful but also possesses a giving, caring heart.
All she wants for Christmas is her Master’s Degree. All he wants is a one-way plane ticket back to Los Angeles.
Tiffany Zelling’s mission is to become a crisis therapy counselor using specially trained animals as comfort tools. She's focused on reaching the end of her school career, and nothing will stand in her way—not even a fantasy-world attraction to colleague Mitch Alexander.
After a year as interim Director of East Coast Operations Mitch's tenure has been a resounding success. Now, he’s set to return to California and lay claim to a well-deserved promotion. He can’t wait to leave behind the cold and snowy darkness of Manhattan, but when corporate bullying and a massive snowfall throws him together with Tiffany Zelling, Mitch wonders if heading west is his best future.
As two hearts build a pathway to love, goals shift and evolve. But as Christmas joy and hope move through the streets of New York, critical decisions must be made. Can their lives truly meld? Can Christmas at Tiffany’s be God’s answer…for them both?