1.) Delilah is her real name.
2.) She actually met a guy named Samson. It was back in college. He even wore his hair shoulder length. She had to show him her picture ID with her name on it when they first met because he refused to believe her name really was Delilah. She never tried to date him. She knew it wouldn't end well...
3.) She speaks Polish and English fluently. And while she took four years of French in high school and can still understand quite a bit of French, she hasn't had much practice. Please do not send her emails in French unless you include a translation.
4.) She is married. Thank God.
5.) Most of her favorite authors are dead and include: Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Henryk Sienkiewicz, the Bronte sisters, Chaucer, Henry Fielding, and Hemingway.
6.) Her favorite living romance author who got her hooked on reading the romance she sought to write: Judith McNaught.
7.) All of the heroes in her books are based on her husband. He is a model, a firefighter and an engineer. If you ever wish to see Mr. Marvelle in person, Delilah recommends you come to a book signing. Taking photos of her husband will cost extra.
8.) An etiquette book from the year 1881 inspired her to write the scandal series featuring a red little etiquette book by an Unknown Author. It was used in the scandal series book trailer and is now sitting on her writing desk.
9.) She can type 90 words per minute. She thanks the Lord every day for signing up for that typing course back in high school. She did it to avoid taking chemistry. She still had to take chemistry the following semester. She was not happy.
10.) She used to be addicted to Starbucks Frappucinos. After having six in one night to meet a deadline, she decided never to drink them again.
11.) She is not as young as she looks. This is a good thing. She hopes it lasts.
12.) Her favorite food is sushi.
13.) Her favorite color is red.
14.) She loves animals but does not own any.
15.) She has always secretly wanted to be a race car driver.
16.) She has a culinary degree. She even won a national cooking contest for the most original cookie, winning $10,000. Despite this, the only real chef in the house is Chef Boyardee because Delilah's writing is keeping her out of the kitchen. Her family does forgive her every Thanksgiving when she goes all out and makes everything from scratch. Even the gravy.
17.) Delilah was born and raised in Chicago.
18.) She now lives in Portland, Oregon. The rain ensures she is always writing. She usually takes the summers off because that is the only time the sun ever comes out.
19.) Her favorite movies include Amelie, Secretary, Pillow Talk, and White (from the French Trilogy).
20.) She once walked in the jungles of Belize in her flip flops at night to go to the bathroom. When these black things were skittering beneath her feet, she stupidly asked the locals what they were. Tarantulas. She never wore flip flops in the jungle again.
21.) Her grandmother calls sex "poom-poom." Seriously.
22.) Delilah is not descedent of royalty. She wants to be. BUT...her great-great-GREAT grandfather was knighted by a King. Sadly, he was poisoned shortly afterward. This is, in fact, true. Unless her relatives are big fat liars. Which would explain where she gets her incredible story-telling skills.
23.) She loves kickboxing and running.
24.) Her favorite sinful snack is salted dark chocolate and salted caramel.
25.) Delilah cannot write when there are other people around. She cannot even have anyone in the house and must have complete silence. Why? Because she talks aloud in a British accent as she is writing. It helps her characters come alive but she knows if anyone heard her doing it, they would think she is a freak.
26.) She was involved in theater for four years and uses that experience to produce movie-like book trailers.
27.) She played the pianoforte for 10 years and competed regionally for about 5, taking first place several times. She also took five years of ballet.
28.) Delilah is impressed that you made it this far. You are either really freakin nosy or a real fan. She hopes it's the latter.
Delilah doing the Cinderella hustle.
Delilah getting down at RT, Hip-Hop night.
Delilah at the New York Book Expo
Delilah trying to act all cute (trying)