I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to have a visual representation of my characters when I’m writing them. When I started working on Santa Baby, I immediately knew I wanted the male lead, Trip, to look like Anderson Cooper, but I couldn’t see Aria at all. She had to be classy, elegant even, and nobody came to me. When this has happened before I would have to just google something like ‘black actresses.’ Fortunately, I have lots of good friends on Facebook. They suggested Kerry Washington and they’re right. She has just the look I wanted. Wouldn’t she and Coop make a lovely couple? Now I’ve got my mojo working, which is a good thing since it’s due October 1st!