What’s the strangest thing you have ever had to research for a book?
I LOOOOVE doing research for books. It’s like I need to feel competent in whatever the character knows (within reason) to write about their daily thoughts. After Dirty Rowdy Thing I know a lot about the Canadian fishing industry, and with Roomies I learned a ton about the US immigration process.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Probably a good computer? But also we have an outside PR rep (Kristin Dwyer @ Leo PR) and she is worth her weight in gold.
If a film were made of The Honey Don’t List, who would you cast in the leading roles?
We are the absolute worst at this. I don’t have an idea for Carrie or James, but Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard would be hilarious as Melly and Rusty.
If you could spend time with a character from one of your books who would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Fizzy is the best friend in The Soulmate Equation and she’s a total scene-stealer. She’s also a romance novelist and I think we’d be instant besties.
If you could ask one other successful author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?
- What is the single best piece of promo they’ve done? It’s hard to know where to reach readers and what moves the dial.
- I assume they’ve had a long career, so the best piece of advice for that longevity.
- The best advice they were ever given.
What’s next for you? Are you working on a new project? If so, can you give us a teaser and/or an expected release date?
We have The Soulmate Equation out on May 18th. We just finished a first draft of a Romancing the Stone meets The Hangover type of book for 2022, and are currently brainstorming our next one!