Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.
She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.
Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.
Lisa’s Review: Wow! This book was remarkable. Let me say this though…. There were times I wanted to slap some sense into Jake. I connected with Emma and could understand her challenges. I definitely could tell why and how Emma and Jacob connected with each other so easily. Jake didn’t make it easy though. Claudia’s writing was paced well and made it easy to connect with all the characters in the book. Well, I didn’t connect with Gaby and I have good reasons for that.
Interview With Claudia
What’s the best thing about being an author?
I enjoy playing with the character’s lives delineating their
outcome and in my own world making things better… or worse.
Are you inspired by any particular books or authors?
I think I have the influence of every author and book I ever
read, trying to pinpoint a specific one is hard.
What are your must have writing accessories?
Wireless keyboard, tea and music.
What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Don’t give up, write, write, write and write.
If you could work with any author who would it be?
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the
Unbelievable, it can only happen to me!
What traits do you and Emma have in common?
None, surprisingly, this character shares traits with my
oldest daughter. The geekness, the overwhelming-overachieving strike and of
course the hard shell.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an
I don’t know… that’s a hard question. I am open to answer
any question though J
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Standing By, the sequel to Getting By is on the works and
should be released around mid-September and I’m working on a new Sci-Fi.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your
Thank you so much for giving my books a chance.
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Thank you for the giveaway!! 😀