Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Book Blog Tour Stop with an Author Q & A: The Heart Of Doctor Steele by Colette Dixon

I'd like to wish Colette a warm welcome to my blog today and thanks for answering my questions.

Q. We're currently in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. What five things are helping to improve your quality of life at this difficult time?

A: I love this question! I’m big on self-care. These are the things that are getting me through:

  1. Walking for at least 30 minutes right when I wake up in the morning. It helps my mood and energy immensely. I have a treadmill for when the weather is too cold in Chicago.

  1. Sleep—I have always needed 8 hours in order to be pleasant and functional but now I am really making sure not to slack on rest. It’s good for the immune system too.

  1. Vitamins and adaptogenic herbs that help with energy and stress.

  1. Meeting with a friend once a week at least in person outdoors socially distanced or a Zoom chat. These are crazy times and we need friends to commiserate and laugh with.

  1. Slowing down. I’ve allowed myself to let go of being super productive and just be okay with getting through the basics of taking care of myself and my kids and binge watch shows if that’s all I have the energy for.

Q. Do you have pets, if so, what?

A: My black and white pit bull, Missy, we rescued in January 2020. She is the sweetest, most affectionate, and intelligent creature.

Q. Who in the writing world is your greatest influence?

A: Jane Austen made me fall in love with the romance genre so I will give her credit.

Q. Describe your perfect day.

A: Warm, by the ocean, no work to be done. Kids are playing in the waves. I’m enjoying a margarita with my husband.

Q. What project are you working on currently?

A: I’m writing the second book in the Doctor Steele world right now but taking it slow.

The Heart Of Doctor Steele by Colette Dixon

Are the rumors about him true? She intends to find out. 

The mysterious Dr. Steele has taken up residence next door, and scandalous rumors about him are spreading through Margaret Landeau’s small Massachusetts town. Rumors of women he’s ill-used and exploited for his experimental surgeries. Never one to believe gossip, Margaret arms herself with a basket of baked goods and ventures to discover the truth from the man himself.

John Steele has lost everything. His parents, his aunt, too many women he intended to save, and his good name. All he has left is his aunt’s home in a far-flung village and a library he’s stocked with whiskey. He has nothing to offer anyone. Especially not the bold woman next door whose passion for healing reminds him of the man he once was.

But when a dangerously ill girl arrives on his doorstep, pleading for help, Margaret is thrust into his world. She will learn who the real Dr. John Steele truly is, and soon, not even his dark past can stop her from fighting for the brilliant doctor she now loves. But he must deny his crushing desire for her—loving a man like him can only cast a shadow over her own bright future.


Colette Dixon writes steamy stories with heart and humor about slightly tortured people who learn how love can heal. For more years than she cares to admit, she worked in a hospital while dreaming up love story plots. A farm girl who landed in Chicago, she loves to eat (food made by others), drink tea, and sun herself at every chance she can get to survive the Midwest winter.