I’m so happy to introduce CM Doporto to the A to Z Challenge Sports Romance Quiz. CM lives in my neck of the woods and loves football and baseball so much she writes about both
- What is it about the sport in your romance that inspired you to write about it? I love college football and wanted to incorporate that in a love story.
- Is your sports hero based on a real sports figure? If so, who and why? No, Raven Davenport is not based on anyone in particular, however the challenges and demons he faces are typical of those in the industry.
- What kind of research did you do for the sport in your romance? Although I understood football when I decide to write the series, I wanted to know more about it and make the books seem as realistic as possible. I did a lot of research, which included interviewing a previous college and professional football players. I also watched a lot of YouTube videos, listened to sports radio, and consulted with my husband and brother who are avid fantasy football fanatics.
- Best advice for other authors who want to write sports romance? Know the sport your writing about because if you don’t, someone will call you out if its wrong.
- What sports romance are you working on next? Baseball, my second favorite sport.
To win a copy of CM’s novel, Opposing Sides, tell me your favorite college football team and why. Leave the answer in the comments section. I’ll pick a comment at random to win.