Hi Mia – thank you so much for agreeing to join me here on Literary Lagniappe for this interview. To start us off, why don’t you give the readers a little bit of your background?
MIA: Okay, sure. I’m Mia Sanford. I am Analyst in the Marketing Department. I have a background in mathematics and minored in business statistics.
Mathematics and statistics? Wow. You must really like working with numbers.
MIA: *chuckles* Yes, I do. I like finding patterns in data and projecting trends. It keeps me challenged. And the people I work with are fun.
I understand you’re very good at your job.
MIA: Well, I make every effort to provide the information our management team needs in order to grow the company.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
MIA: A group of girls from work and I play in a softball league. But when we’re not practicing or playing in tournaments we like to get together at The Cabana and share pitchers of margaritas.
Are you a morning person or a night person? And how do you know?
MIA: Definitely a morning person. I know because I often wake up before my alarm even goes off. I like to get into the office early and knock out all my email and run reports before everyone else gets in and clogs up the system.
What is your greatest extravagance?
MIA: Normally it’s that fancy chocolate you can only buy at the gourmet at the mall. But lately I’ve been keeping my eye on a purse I found online. It’s way more than I should ever spend on a bag but it’s perfect! Just the right size for my wallet and things as well as my tablet. And the leather is so-o-o-o soft. Maybe after payday…
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
MIA: I finished my degree with a 3.9 grade point average. If it hadn’t been for that physics class, I might have managed a 4.0.
What is your most treasured possession?
MIA: A locket my grandmother gave me when I turned sixteen. It was one she had gotten when she hit her sweet sixteen. I plan to keep up the tradition and pass it down to my granddaughter.
Awww… I love that! Family heirlooms are special.
And do you plan to have those grandchildren by way of Jake?
MIA: (blushes) It’s a little early in our relationship to plan something like that but I’d certainly like to think the possibility exists.
So would I!
Well, thanks for joining me for this interview! And you’ll have to keep me posted on where that locket ends up.
Mia Sanford has admired Jake Hudson from afar ever since she transferred to Marketing. She might be comfortable tangling with the company playboy in meeting rooms but not in private. Facts and figures she can handle, but that blue-eyed devil is out of her league.
Jake was impressed with Mia, the sexy analyst who provides his monthly Marketing data, the first day he met her. Not only is she smart and reliable, she has legs that have inspired a few sizzling hot workplace fantasies. However, her girl-next-door demeanor and the company’s no fraternization rules force Jake to keep things strictly professional.
When Mia becomes the target of an embarrassing betting pool at the annual office party, Jake alerts her to the danger. But since he never expressed an interest in her until now Mia isn’t certain if he’s really looking out for her, or just trying to win the pool himself. If she trusts him, it might place both her reputation and her heart on the line.
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Dena Garson is a Process Redesign Specialist by day and a writer and jewelry designer by night. She is raising two rowdy boys who play lots of sports which forces her to spend way too much time on the practice field and/or sidelines. Thankfully she has a loyal and loving Labrador Retriever to listen when she complains and a spoiled cat who reminds her daily she is merely a servant.
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