Monday Magic Presents Synithia Williams!!

Please help me welcome Synitia Williams, who tells us a little bit about herself and her wonderful new book, You Can’t Plan Love.

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her dream of becoming a published author. Her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, was released August 20, 2012 from Crimson Romance. When she isn’t writing, this Green Queen, as dubbed by the State Newspaper, works to improve air and water quality, while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Synithia, and her novel, by visiting her website,, where she blogs about writing, life and relationships.

Callie: Now let’s throw a few questions at this talented author. Do you prefer redeemable villains, or like them nasty through and through?

Synithia: Make them nasty, but have a reason why. I don’t like a villain that’s evil with no reason behind it. I’d gone in depth with the villain in my book, but had to cut some of it during revisions. That’s one thing I wish could have stayed.

Callie: So you like a Rebel With A Cause?? How do you pick the names of your characters?

Synithia: Sometimes character names come easily, other times I’m struggling half way through the book. In You Can’t Plan Love, I struggled with the hero’s name before finally settling on Malcolm. I will skim through a baby name book just to see if something jumps out at me.

Callie: That’s a good method. Is finding the right title easy or hard?

Synithia: Hard! I am not good a naming books.

Callie:  Neither am I. A real challenge for me. What did you do immediately after receiving your first ‘call?’

Synithia: I got an email instead of a call. I read it quickly before jumping up and hopping around my house while chanting “They want my book!”

Callie:  That seems like a normal reaction, lol. Now for a few fun things:

Mountain home or beach house?

Why do I have to choose? Both! I love beaches in the summer and mountains in the fall.

Coffee or tea?

Once again, I gotta say both. I collect tea pots and make tea in the afternoons or evenings. But, I can’t get through a work day without having coffee first thing in the morning.

Jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers, or pencil skirt, silk blouse, and killer heels?

You’re gonna get sick of me I know. But I’m saying the first when I’m at home on the weekend and the latter while working. There’s nothing like seeing your calves accented by a pair of heels and a pencil skirt!

Carrie Underwood or Lady Gaga?

Katy Perry J

Now, about Synithia’s book. Here’s the blurb:

After several bad relationships, Kenyatta Copeland decides to control her love life with the same discernment she uses in her professional life.

Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotion rule a relationship, Kenyatta assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to a stable life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard to ignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just one look. After Malcolm learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heart and reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks … but also its costs. When Brad suspects there’s more than work between Kenyatta and Malcolm, he works harder to keep Kenyatta by his side. Torn between her promise to marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decide if she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convenience or once again trust her heart. Yet Brad isn’t as perfect as he seems, and by the time Kenyatta realizes this it may be too late.

Thanks, Callie for having me on your blog!

Let’s show Synithia a little love. She’d be very happy to hear what you think of You Can’t Plan Love.

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32 Responses to Monday Magic Presents Synithia Williams!!

  1. Thanks for the fun interview, Callie!

  2. Calisa Rhose says:

    I’m like you, Synithia (love your name). Why pick one or the other? LOL Your book sounds wonderful and that’s a great cover! Congrats on release.

    Another fun interview, Callie. 😀

  3. I know, why choose? I love historicals too, but am to lazy to do the research required to write them 🙂

  4. Ceri Hebert says:

    God, what I’d give to look good in a pencil skirt!! I remember the days….. oh, sorry. Great interview, ladies! Sounds like you have the same name issues I have. 🙂 Your book sounds awesome!

  5. Tara Mills says:

    Synithia, I’m in that mountain home – would love to finish it off. Still, it’s a wonderful writing retreat. I think you’d approve of how I’d spend my first decent royalty check. On solar panels and a small wind generator. It’s at the top of my wish list. We’re so far out, we’re off grid. We’ve both got green dreams. Love that. Nice interview.

  6. R.T. Wolfe says:

    Lovely post, Synithia. It’s nice getting to know you!
    -R.T. Wolfe

  7. Callie says:

    Hi Ally, thanks for stopping by. Doesn’t her book sound great?

  8. Lynn Cahoon says:

    Synithia, I’m horrible at naming my characters. Sometimes, it’s just bad. Glad someone else struggles at times.

    Good luck with your book.

    • Callie says:

      I tend to keep a list of interesting names I hear from day to day. The only problem I have is I write mostly historical, and a lot of names I hear today are too ‘modern’ for an historical novel. Thanks for coming by, Lynn.

  9. Kristina Knight says:

    We are a lot alike, Synihia! I love my jeans and tees, but heels can really make us look va-va-va-vroom!

  10. My hero’s name is Malcolm, too, though he’s Civil War era. It’s such a great name! I’m glad to see a modern-day Malcolm. Best of luck with your book, Synithia. It’s a great premise, and I love the cover.

  11. Hello Green Queen! Thank you for that. I wish you the best of luck with your novel, and I hope many, many sales are coming your way!

  12. Synithia, I love the naming my characters and titling the book part. It’s everything else that’s so darned hard! I write about romances in the workplace also. It’s interesting to see someone else’s take on them.

    Barbara Barrett

  13. Hmmm…you can’t choose between beach or mountain, pencil skirt or jeans, and Kenyatta can’t choose between Brad or Malcolm. Coincidence? I think not. ( ;

    On a side note, I thought I could plan love, too. My parents were divorced when I was little, so I decided I would wait to marry until I was 35. Then I met my husband at 19. I decided that what was the magic of turning 35. Was I gonna wake up that morning and know everything about life? I’m happy to say that I’ve lucked out. We’ve been married going on 25 years now. Best of luck with “You Can’t Plan Love!” (Oh, and according to The Beatles, you can’t buy it either. Fickle thing, this love.)

  14. Suzi Love says:

    Synithia and Callie,
    Thanks for a great interview. The books sounds great and I can’t wait to read it,
    Suzi Love

  15. nora snowdon says:

    great interview, ladies. i find my main difficulty is in naming my bad guys. i often name them paul or david. (i don’t know why, it’s not like i know awful pauls or davids.) the heroes always get more unique or old fashioned names like byron or arthur.
    i’m showing my age but brad reminds me of the boyfriend from rocky horror picture show… 😉

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