Sarina Bowen makes her home in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she lives with her family, eight chickens and a large pile of skis and hockey equipment. She is a graduate of Yale University.
First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I lead a glamorous, glamorous life writing novels in my car during my sons' soccer practices.
Since the 3rd grade. Is that always?
Neither? I like to know the emotional crux of my stories before I start. But how I arrive there is a bit of a mystery until I write it.
Everywhere! Especially news articles.
Take one perky chef, add one grumpy farmer, season until scorching and serve hot.
When I have to do something awful to my character, that's always a struggle. I feel guilty. But it must be done.
Jennifer Weiner, because her blog is so funny. Carl Hiaasen because his books are so funny. Alice Hoffman because she was my first author crush.
True North book II! STEADFAST. It's gonna be a heartbreaker.
BITTERSWEET required some interesting research into farming and cidermaking. I hope I got it right. What are your research triggers in a book? IE which topics if done wrong make you crazy as a reader?
The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
Check out the True North series:Up For Grabs:
- 1 eBook copy of Bittersweet
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