Brooke Williams is a stay at home mom/freelance writer/author. She has written ten different books including family dramas, romantic comedies, and children’s books. She spends most of her time playing with her girls, but when they are away, she writes blogs and web content for clients. Fiction is her fun time and she has trouble leaving characters behind when she’s in the midst of a story. Brooke has been married to her husband, Sean, since 2002 and they have two daughters, KAelyn (8) and Sadie (4).
Welcome to my blog, Brooke. Please tell us about your romantic comedy: The Leftover.
The Leftover is a romantic comedy based around a local version of the TV show Survivor. So, imagine your local news station were to put on a contest, similar to Survivor, with people from your community. Of course, it’s not a big production like the real show, but it’s plenty exciting!
Romantic comedies are so fun to read. Where did you get your inspiration for this story?
My oldest daughter (age 8) loves the show Survivor so we watch it together. The people on the show seem to REALLY want to be there. They give up a lot to play this really tough game. I wondered what would happen to a character that got pulled into the show a bit more. IT’s not her thing and she knows it. But she lands herself in the position anyway. Now what?!
This story sounds intriguing. What kind of research did you do?
I watched Survivor with my daughter and did a lot of imagining. I used location names that are a combination for certain neighborhoods in Nebraska and left little name-like gems for locals around this area to find.
Tell me about one of the main characters and what you love about him or her?
I love Megan Malone, the main female character. She’s awkward and she knows it. She wears glasses and keeps her hair up and out of her face and she doesn’t particularly feel comfortable around people. She has a lot of me in her, really, but she’s able to overcome her failings and find her confidence. I love how we get to see her grow to love herself just as she is!
Where is your website and blog so my readers can check out your recent and past books that you have written?
Thank you for this interview, Brooke. I hope my readers will check out this fun book.