What kind of research did you have to do for this book?
I drew on my real life experience having a disabled sister.
Which character was your favorite to write?
I enjoyed writing Alana. I thought she was a heroine everyone could root for.
To which character did you relate the most?
I related most to Alana because I experienced what it was like being the younger sister of a woman who needed to be looked after.
What was one of your favorite scenes?
My favorite scene is the beginning of the story when both characters are madly in love and jump into marriage.
Will we see these characters again?
Yes, you can see Max in Holiday Lights, and you will see Max, Alana, and Henry in Cowboy Blues, the follow up.
What do you hope people will get out of your book? How do you make yourself stand out in this genre?
I think the fact that I bring realism to my fiction is what sets me apart from authors who write to what they think readers want versus me writing to what I know people like me want.
Tell us about your other published works.
This is my second novel under the pen name Cristina Castilla. I also write under the pen name Michelle Alstead which features stories heavily based on my own life.
What are you currently reading? Up next on your TBR?
I just finished Jessica Simpson’s novel Open Book. It was entertaining and a refreshingly honest perspective about a famous life. I am currently working on my next novel, Cowboy Blues.
When not writing, what can we find you doing?
I am a mom to a fabulous son with an amazing brain. I’m with him as much as I can be. If I’m not with him or writing, then I’m working my other two jobs as an educational trainer and business owner.
A billionaire with a broken heart. An artist with secrets.
Max Heinzman is a devoted friend, a brilliant engineer, and a man who longs for a family of his own. Now that his software company has gone public, making him a young billionaire, he should be focused on his future—only Max can’t stop thinking about the past and the one woman he truly loved. How can he move forward when his heart is with Alana?
Alana Elliot is an artist with no time to paint and a family drowning in dysfunction. With her disabled sister needing constant care, there’s no time for love, even if she still pines for Max, her former husband.
A chance encounter in a small town reunites Alana and Max, bringing secrets to the surface and re-opening old wounds. Will their love be strong enough to conquer the obstacles pulling them apart?
Cristina is new to the billionaire, small town, and cowboy genres. She hopes to make a splash in this new literary world by publishing “Love Comes Again” (a follow up to “Holiday Lights”) and “Cowboy Blues” in 2020. To receive notifications for free books and new releases, please sign up for her mailing list below.