How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?
I’m not sure I can list an exact age, but it was somewhere around late grade school/middle school.
Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)
Nora Roberts is my favorite (along with her JD Robb line). I also enjoy Barbara Delinksy and Debbie Macomber.
What are your greatest sources of inspiration?
This sounds corny but…life. Things I see or hear or read about. I like to weave real life into the world I create for my characters.
What genre(s) do you write?
Contemporary romance. I love writing about relationships, but I’ve also started venturing into romantic comedies (so much fun to write) and I’m working on my first romantic suspense.
Do you have any current or future projects?
My first romantic comedy (The Misadventures of a Dating Delia) releases Feb 2, 2018. The romantic suspense is set to release later this year, and I have a handful of stories I’m working on for various anthologies.
Do you have an author website?
I do! It’s the hub for everything I have to do with writing…newsletter sign-ups, info on my books, social media, etc. 🙂
Do you have any blogs?
I’ll be honest…I suck at blogging. lol. I have one with my website, but it’s terribly neglected!
Where can people find your work? (to purchase or just to read)
All of my books are listed on my website, with the buy links (including international Amazon links) on each book’s page.
If you could feature just one title, what would it be?
That’s not a fair question! How can I pick just one??
Do you have any pseudonyms?
nope! Everything’s done under H.C. Bentley!
Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?
I used to have my own photography studio, and while I closed my business, I still like to take photos occasionally for fun. Reading’s a big one, and I also enjoy painting, drawing, etc. Basically, anything creative. I have a few television shows I watch religiously and I enjoy movies when I have the time.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I love to travel, and don’t get to as much as I did when I was stationed overseas. I enjoy seeing new places, taking in the history and culture. And the food (I could travel the world following the food)!
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I enjoy chatting with readers and invite them to follow me on social media! All of my links can be found on my website!
Excerpt from The Misadventures of a Dating Delia:
“Why did he lie about his profile picture? Did you ask?”
“I mentioned it and he just confessed to exaggerating.” Delia shrugged. “But if he’ll make up something as silly as his profile picture, what else will he lie about?”
“True enough.” BB waited a beat. “Can we talk about the car now?”
“The car. Oh, my God the car. It’s all he talked about. All evening. I could cite statistics on the damn thing, right down to how he picked the color. It took him two weeks to decide on it, in case you’re interested.”
“Me neither.” Sliding a look over to her friend, Delia felt her mouth quirk up at the corner. “You really want to make fun of his car now, don’t you?”
“I really do.”
“Well, I already asked him where the rest of it was and if it would grow up to be a real Ferrari.”
“I did. Think it kind of hurt his feelings.” Delia smiled as BB let out a bark of laughter.
“Did you ask him about the clowns?”
“Damn.” BB took a sip from her glass as she pondered. “And I’m going to assume since his scintillating car talk almost put you in a coma, you didn’t get to check out his package.”
“Beebs!” More amused than appalled, Delia chuckled.
“Well, it would have been interesting to know if everything in his life was on a smaller scale.”
“Stop.” Delia choked on laughter and wine. “You’re going to kill me.”
“I’ll bet it was. Small, I mean. Did he walk with a cocky – haha – swagger? Like he was swinging some serious meat?”
“Oh, dear Lord.” Unable to control herself, Delia set her glass aside to keep from spilling it as she began to double over in laughter.
“I’ll just bet he did.” Grinning into her glass, BB continued her roll. “I mean, a man can’t drive a car like that without being comfortable with other aspects of his life being smaller.”
“Hmmm.” Fanning herself, Delia pretended to give the matter some thought. “You know, you may be right.” “See?”
“He did spend an awful lot of time and energy polishing it tonight.” Delia’s grin grew wicked as BB choked on her wine. “The car, I mean.”