Ruth is also in a small group that has written a book within a small fictional town called Corbin's Bend, where everyone in the town believes in domestic discipline...well mostly. Some unsuspecting newcomers learn the hard way I am sure.
Check out the below and see what she has to say...
RUTH: I once worked as an assistant art teacher at a Girl Scout camp, even though I can’t draw a straight line.
That's actually really funny!!
Suzy Ayers: A milestone or goal you hope to accomplish this year.
RUTH: I have two books in the works right now and a third I hope to finish before the year is out. If I do, that will be the most I’ve ever written in one year, which also doesn’t count the two books I have that are about to be published. That will make this my most productive year ever.
Awesome, I know so many struggle. And to do so many full length books is fantastic!
Suzy Ayers: What is your favorite/least favorite part of the writing process?
RUTH: My favorite part is the character creation work. I love getting to know these people who live inside my head. My least favorite part is revising. It’s painful to cut out those things you have worked so hard on.
I agree. I think editing others work is so much easier, because you aren't so personally connected and you can see their "faults".
Suzy Ayers: What is the biggest piece of advice you find that you give most often to aspiring writers?
RUTH: Write what you love to read. If you don’t love it, how can you expect anybody else to?
Suzy Ayers: Tell us the book you’re excited to share with us.
Book Title: Learning to Live Again
Book Link: Coming January 29, 2015
Teaser: “Is that what you think this is about?” Grant asked. “You think I’m punishing her for being angry?” He had moved over to lean against the wall and was watching her intently, arms crossed. Lainie opened her mouth to speak, but Grant continued before she got the chance. "No, I don't think you do. In fact, I think you know exactly why I did what I did. You're only in here discussing it because Kathleen came running to you."
That was uncomfortably true, but Lainie protested nonetheless. "It's not that," she insisted. "I just know what is going to be like for her. She's going to be miserable, and then she’s going to try to make me miserable in return. You don’t know what it’s like to be stuck in the house with a moody teenager all day. It’s going to be hell. It’ll be more of a punishment for me than for her. Trust me. I speak from experience."
“That’s even more reason why she doesn’t need to get her way,” Grant said. “She’ll find out quickly that whining and complaining will only make her lose it longer. It’ll be different this time. I’ll be here, for one.”
“No you won’t,” Lainie said stubbornly. “You have to go to Denver in the morning and then I’m sure you’ll find some other errand or something to do. It’ll be me dealing with her and you know it. It always is.”
“It won’t be this time,” Grant persisted. “I’m here now. If she gives you any trouble while I’m gone, just let me know and I will deal with it. It’s my job to set boundaries and enforce them.”
Lainie eyed him skeptically. She really wished she could believe him. She wanted to. It wasn’t that she did not believe he was sincere. She knew he meant it, but meaning it and actually doing it were two different things. Grant didn’t exactly have a good track record when it came to following through and helping her with the kids. However much she wished she could, she had a hard time believing that that was really going to change now.
Grant must have seen what she was thinking on her face because he continued, “Hey, I thought you agreed to let me be the Head of Household?”
He knew damn well she had, but she didn’t believe for a minute that was some magic wand that was going to change everything. “Is that going to be your answer for everything now?” she asked irritably.
Grant didn’t answer. Instead, he crossed over to her and took her chin in his hand. “Didn’t you?”
Reluctantly, Lainie nodded, huffing in exasperation.
“Then trust me to handle it.”
Why did he insist on acting like everything was just so simple? It wasn’t, not at all. Things didn’t change like that. Annoyed, she tried to twist away, but he held her fast, leveling her with a steady look, waiting and clearly expecting an answer.
“Okay, okay, fine,” Lainie said. “Just remember I warned you she was going to make everyone’s life miserable.”
Grant didn’t seem concerned in the least. “Duly noted. Oh, and Lainie, you remember you agreed to let me handle it because if you go against me with the kids again, I’ll not only discipline the child. I’ll spank you too.”
RUTH: Grant and Lainie have a follow-up story being released as part of Love in the Rockies, Corbin’s Bend’s Valentine’s Day collection, which will be released on February 1. The story, Unexpected Surprises, covers their first Valentine’s Day in Corbin’s Bend.
Unexpected Surprises by Ruth Staunton
For their first Valentine's Day in Corbin's Bend, Grant Taylor is determined to do something special for his wife Lainie. Lainie,however, has plans of her own. As a middle school teacher, she has volunteered to help plan and chaperone the Valentine dance that is being held for the middle and high school students.
When Grant hears this, he insists that she is working too hard and needs to cut back on the things she has committed to, the first and foremost being the Valentine's Day dance. Lainie insists that she can't do that and finally he reluctantly agrees to let her work part of the dance and then come home.
Under extreme protest, Lainie agrees, but when the time comes to admit to her supervisor that she can't chaperone, she changes her mind and decides Grant is being unreasonable. She determines to chaperone the dance anyway and deal with Grant later. Unfortunately, Lainie's plan doesn't work out quite like she intended it to and she is in for quite a few unexpected surprises.
There’s also going to be a Facebook release party for Love in the Rockies on February 6. It’s going to be lots of fun most if not all of the writers, including myself, will be there. There are going to be giveaways and prizes. You can find out more information about that here
Ruth Staunton lives in a small town in the Southeast with her two cats. She is a voracious reader, who has been writing since middle school. She originally wanted to write mainstream contemporary romance, but her penchant for alpha males soon had her taking a sharp left turn into spanking and domestic discipline fiction.
Website and Blog: http://www.ruthstaunton.com/
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