Book: It's Not My Favorite (The Lake Effect Series Book 1) by Ruecategories: Book, Comedy, Lesbian, Chick Lit, Mistaken Identity, Love, Dysfunctional Family, Debut Novel, Series, Duluth, New Zealand, Wealthy, GLBTQ, Contemporary Romance
Rueabout this book: Can I tell you a little about my latest book "It's Not My Favorite"? I'm going to assume you don't want me to regurgitate the synopsis
What inspired me to write it? Growing up in various states around the Midwest and being forced to spend WAY too much time in church
How did I come up with the idea for the cover? I wanted the cover to contain some reference to place, "Duluth," and I wanted to portray a connection between the sisters. The iconic image is the Aerial Lift Bridge—it plays into the story several times.
If it was made into a movie, who would I like to play the main characters? Gwenn Hutchinson – Kristen Wiig; Rachel Hutchinson – Jennifer Lawrence; Daniel Gregory – Bradley Cooper; Annie Nelson – Kristen Merlin; Todd Warner – Sean Hayes; Pastor Ed – Harrison Ford; Shirley Hutchinson – Susan Sarandon; Flora – Rashida Jones; Thea – Amber Heard.
What is it about the romantic comedy genre that appeals to me so much? I love humor and I think a lot of people use humor in their daily lives (to make friends, to cope with stress and sometimes to keep people at a distance). My novels will always contain humor.
What made me want to become an author? I always wanted to be an author. I am a fairly introverted person and I always found it easier to express myself through writing.
How do I come up with character names? Character's manifest in my head with names attached.
Name one of my all-time favorite books? The Secret Garden is my favorite book. I love the magic of the hidden garden and I love character arcs. I have read it at least four times – I even forced my son to endure mommy reading it to him!
Who, or what, inspires me? My grandmother, Rita. [Pronounced Right-a]
Where is my favorite place to write? At my desk, on my yoga ball. (Which never actually gets used for yoga!)
Two of my favorite authors: Depends on the genre—I have many favorites. But, if you put a Marian Keyes book in front of me I wouldn't be mad about that.
If I could have a dinner party with any author from any time in history, who would I choose and why? In reality I would die of old age before I could make a decision. But, again, if you sat me down across from Marian Keyes I wouldn't be mad about that.
A random fact about myself. I have been in four states (in the US) at one time.
An interesting fact about where I live. I live in the Grand Canyon state.
What are my (writing) plans for the future? Readers can expect more of the same genre AND books from a new genre. There are two more books in the Lake Effect Series and I have two YA books and a children's book on the schedule, as well.
One thing that's on my bucket list: See a polar bear, in the wild—while I still can.
Favorite myth / fairytale? Just about anything from Celtic lore.
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