Today I am super excited to welcome to RFTC author Molly O'Keefe. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Molly's Crazy Thing Called Love a few months ago and instantly fell in love. It's definitely one of my favorite contemporary reads and I'm so happy that she was able to stop by today in celebration of the release of Crazy Thing Called Love. Please give Molly a warm welcome.
Molly O'Keefe is a RITA-Award winning author with 25 novels in publication. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her family and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.
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First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I'm a mom of two young kids, so I haven't slept a full night in roughly six years. I am an expert finder of lego and stuffed animals but a terrible loser of socks. I'm originally from a small town outside of Chicago, but moved to Toronto Canada with my husband. I met him when I was nineteen, which feels younger the older I get. I very much enjoy beer, coffee, pumpkin scones and the music of Bruce Springsteen. I hate reality tv shows about pawn shops and storage lockers. I have no clue how to create the smoky eye look.
Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes. I really did. It started with the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and by the time I got to Emily Of New Moon, I was convinced of my career path. My parents were incredibly supportive and I was able to start working towards publication in college. It's amazing, actually that it all worked out because there was no Plan B.
What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
I am a mixed bag of both. I believe in plotting, especially since I sell on proposal and I also like that kind of road map, so when I'm actually writing the book and feel totally lost, I can pull up that synopsis and sort myself out. That said, no matter how much plotting I do - there's still quite a bit of pantsing. It's magic and fun and scary.
Where do your ideas come from?
I steal them ruthlessly from news, television shows, dreams, other books. I am a thief and not ashamed of it.
A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
In CTCL bad-boy hockey player Billy wants 2 win back Maddy who has recreated herself to erase the pain their young marriage caused
What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I love love stories. I am a romance reader first and always. I also like historical fiction. Susanna Kearsley is a favorite of mine.
Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
Ah, the old favorite book question. Look, favorite book is too hard. So, I'll give you four. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, The Shadow and The Star by Laura Kinsale and Lover Awakened by JR Ward.
And Room by Emma Donaghue - killed me that book, wrecked me and then fixed me all over again. Breathtaking and terrifying.
What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
I wish there was a hard and fast answer to that. The difficult scenes seem to change every book. Sometimes it's the scenes with tons of actions, sometimes it's the scenes when characters have a huge change of heart and sometimes it's the little scenes that connect the big scenes. There's no rhyme or reason.
If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
Well, Laura Kinsale, JR Ward and Susan Elizabeth Phillips would be a whole lot of fun!!
Last question, are you working on anything right now?
I'm starting a new series at the end of October with a book called WILD CHILD. I'm working on the second book - WILD HEARTS about Brody, a body guard and the one woman he could never keep safe. It's really very romantic. I'm loving it.
Okay readers - what's your favorite book? Can you actually narrow it down to one? One lucky commenter will get the first two books in the Crooked Creek series - Can't Buy Me Love and Can't Hurry Love. You have to be 18 years or older to enter and live in North America.
Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband.
Now the producers want this poster child for bad behavior to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees to the project. It’s his only chance to get near Maddy again, and to fight for the right things this time around. He believes in the fire in Maddy’s whiskey eyes and the passion that ignites the air between them. This bad-boy heartbreaker wants a last shot to be redeemed by the only thing that matters: Maddy’s love.
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