Saturday, December 3, 2016

Interview with Romance Author Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams is a stay at home mom/freelance writer/author. She writes both children’s books and romantic comedy novels. Brooke has two young daughters, Kaelyn and Sadie and has been married since 2002. She is excited about her next romantic comedy release, “The Leftover” in June.

Welcome to my blog, Brooke. I noticed that you love to write romantic comedy. Please tell us about your novel: Backwards Christmas.

Backwards Christmas is about the fictional town of South Pole, Alaska. This town is very touristy around Christmas because they do Christmas completely backwards. Every tradition is backwards. People bring presents TO Santa. The mistletoe is painted on the ground. Carolers come to your home and then you have to sing to THEM. The town created Backwards Christmas to get through a hard financial time and it really took off. In the midst of the backwards everything, there’s a very heartfelt love story. A “What could have been” type story between two people that used to date, but broke up when tragedy hit the little town.

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

My publisher asked me to be a part of a compilation that included Christmas stories. Using Alaska in a story had always been in the back of my mind. The rest fell into place and came together in my mind bit by bit.

What kind of research did you do?

I’d like to say I went to Alaska to research. Actually, I HAVE been there, but that was over a dozen years ago. I used that experience for some of the backdrop. The rest, I just made up. Tis the joy of a fiction writer.

Haha. So true. Tell me about one of the main characters and what you love about him or her?

I loved Noelle because her name symbolizes everything for the season. She is sweet and kind and would do anything for anyone. At the same time, she doesn’t let people walk all over her.

Where can my readers find you online?

They can visit my website

Thank you so much for this interview, Brooke. I really appreciate it. I hope my readers will check out your book. Humor is so important in our lives.


Library Lady said...

I love the name of the character in your book, Noelle. Sweet, kind, and a bit of a backbone no nonsense type of woman. Just like me.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

Judy said...

This really looks like a very good Christmas read!! I know I will enjoy it!!!


apple blossom said...

Oh, this sounds like a fun read. thanks for the chance to win

Linda Moffitt said...

I Love Rom Com's and I also Love Christmas books Thanks for the chance to win It Sounds like a Great Book iamabho (at) gmail (.) com

Wall-to-wall books said...

OH I love the sound of this book!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I had the opportunity to live in Alaska for a couple of years way back in the '70's.
I loved it so this books sounds like such fun, can't wait to read it.

Sonja said...

I love a good comedy! Always have and always will! Want to read your book. Great interview!

Sandra said...

sounds like a very funny read ! great interview

Sandra said...

sounds like a very funny read ! great interview

Shirley said...

This sounds like a delightful read.
Thanks to you both for the interview and the giveaway.

Edye Nicole said...

This book sounds lovely! Merry Christmas!


Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a fun story. I like the idea of a backward Christmas. Different.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

jean602 said...

Great Christmas book.Can't wait to read it.

Jana Leah B said...

A backwards Christmas. Unique idea. Sounds great. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

BunnyClem said...

This book sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you all so much for reading the interview! I appreciate your comments very much. I randomly chose the winner and it is...
Linda Moffitt! Emailing her now. Thanks again!

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations to Linda Moffitt! I know you'll enjoy this book. This author's stories are so fun to read.