Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award.
A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since.
She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband).
A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.
A stolen Christmas kiss leaves them bewildered and breathless.
A charming rogue-turned-vicar, Will wants to prove that he left his rakish days behind him, but an accidental kiss changes all his plans. His secret could bring them together…or divide them forever.
Holly has two Christmas wishes this year; finally earn her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and learn the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss…even if that stranger is the resident Christmas ghost.
Q&A With the Author:
What inspired this Christmas/Winter book? I had a scene in mind of a girl sitting in an indoor garden getting kissed by a stranger. It’s a wildly romantic concept that in real life would be a little creepy but somehow works in fiction:-) This scene evolved into the story that it is now.
Do you have other Holiday books? If so, what are they are for which Holidays? If not, what other books do you write? My other Christmas books are all novellas, A Winter’s Knight, Mistletoe Magic, and A Christmas Reunion. I also wrote one Halloweenish story and am working on another one for next Halloween. I have other ideas for other holidays but none are written yet.
What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it? All my biggest dreams are fulfilled; the only thing left is traveling to France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing? I love to sing, dance–all types but especially ballroom, read–especially romance novels, hike, swim, play board games and card games, and play at the beach or just sit and enjoy the waves.
Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life? Not really, but once I named a villain after a boss who I didn’t like. (mwahaha!)
Tell us one Christmas or Winter tradition that you love to do every year, and why it is so special to you. I love singing Christmas carols. Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit faster than singing carols. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, I always turn on traditional carols and sing to them while our family decorates the house and the tree.