Monday, November 18, 2019

Interview with romance author Laura Brown

Novelist Laura Brown joins me today to chat about her new contemporary romance, A Perfect Mistake

During her virtual book tour, Laura will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly chosen winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and there, too!

Laura Brown lives in Massachusetts with her quirky abnormal family. Her husband has put up with her since high school, her young son keeps her on her toes, and her two cats think they deserve more scratches. Hearing loss is a big part of who she is, from her own Hard of Hearing ears, to the characters she creates.

Welcome, Laura. Please share a little bit about your current release.
A Perfect Mistake involves social worker Nica Anders having a one-night-stand with a deaf man, Cam Thompson. She soon discovers that he’s the grandson, and caregiver, for an elderly client, making him someone she should not have gotten involved with!

What inspired you to write this book?
I worked as a social worker for ten years and wanted to put some of that onto the page.

Excerpt from A Perfect Mistake:
He collected me in his arms. The earlier passion was gone though. This was serious. A confirmation that the desire to mess things up was so ingrained I’d sabotage without trying.
I’m sorry. I don’t know how to do this.”
Well, we kiss and then—”
I shook my head, a revelation brewing. “Relationships. I don’t know how. I’ve only witnessed the kind that ends in divorce.”

What exciting story are you working on next?
My next book is titled MATZAH BALL SURPRISE and it involves a fake date for Passover. Like A Perfect Mistake, my heroine is hearing and my hero is deaf, only this heroine doesn’t know ASL!

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Oh, tough question. I think I considered myself a writer when I started actively pursuing it as a passion. Being published doesn’t make someone a writer, it’s more a tiny trophy for all the hard work.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I write as often I as can, but I have a day job, and a family life, that also demand my attention. Since my day job involves high end window treatments, I tend to have a decent amount of down time where I can get some words in. A typical day has me writing on and off, until my days off, where I try and get a little more in. It’s a hard juggle, but I’m so used to being attached to my laptop that it comes naturally!

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Beyond being attached to my laptop at all times? LOL! I find that the more difficult the scene is to write, the more comfortable I need to be. I try and sit at my desk whenever possible, but I’ll end up in my bed, curled up under covers, writing when I need that extra boost. It’s bad on my posture, and my knees, so I don’t recommend it, but there’s something about that comfort that helps the words flow.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher. Then an actor.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Laura Brown said...

Thank you for having me on your blog! I had fun with our interview!

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Edgar Gerik said...

Great interview

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing, can't wait to check it out!

Kim said...

Which character surprised you the most and why?

Laura Brown said...

Good question! I'd have to say Cam, because he survived everything I threw at him. Even when I didn't have all his puzzle pieces worked out, he stayed true to himself. And then slowly I discovered things, like he was always meant to be Deaf.

Mya Goss said...

The cover is really pretty.