Linda Dominique Grosvenor

Linda Dominique Grosvenor

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
January 2, 2004

Q. What inspired you to write FEVER?

A. I found that readers wanted closure on the characters from LIKE BOOGIE ON TUESDAY and I enjoyed the characters so much that I wanted to share more with my readers too. In FEVER I wanted to convey the fact that life does go on despite whatever outcomes or obstacles we face. There was so much history and background on the Madison sisters in LIKE BOOGIE ON TUESDAY that I wanted to update the readers also.

Q. How did you come about the title?

A. FEVER to me is what I want my relationship to have. Spice, fervor and an excitement. Sometimes excitement is brought on by good means and other times there is a dull ache that plagues relationships. I wanted my characters to share a little of both.

Q. Which was easier to write: LIKE BOOGIE ON TUESDAY or FEVER?

A. I would really have to say that with FEVER I knew the characters by heart. I had turned over the stones in their lives in LIKE BOOGIE ON TUESDAY so it was like revisiting old friends. I enjoyed it and from the feedback I've gotten, so did my readers.

Q. How did you come about the story idea for Sam and Carla?

A. Carla was a flirt and I wanted her to get a guy, but by the same token, she had a hard life and oftentimes those who live a hard life have some lingering effect of it dormant. She didn't feel she was worthy so she kept the secret that threatened to destroy her marriage. I thought it was a nice twist on the usual act of infidelity.

Q. How did you come about the story idea for Tim and Nina?

A. I wanted Nina and Tim to be in love, however, realistically it doesn't always work like that. You can love someone and the heat "fever" of your love can cool. There are issues that can hinder that and even though they loved each other, I wanted readers to see how hands on each of them would be to keep their love alive.

Q. Are you currently working on another novel?

A. Yes. I'm working on several novels that are nowhere near completion.

Q. Will there be sequel to FEVER?

A. Yes. The story has 3 parts and I want to give final closure to everyone's situation. I hope my readers enjoy it. It's not completed yet, but it's in the works.

Q. Which was your favorite character to write about?

A. I loved Troi. She's strong and determined in her faith. I like that about her and I like that about me. She's vivacious and capable at the same time which is an awesome combination.

Q. What message would you like readers to receive from reading FEVER?

A. I want readers to read FEVER and say, "wow, this was a good book." I want them to believe in love despite obstacles and I want them to believe that all things are possible.