Saturday, June 3, 2017

Interview with Humorous Romance Author Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams is a stay-at-home mom/freelance writer/author. She’s a mom by day, freelance writer by naptime, and asleep by 9pm. She works in her novel writing on occasion as well. Brooke has two young daughters, Kaelyn and Sadie, and has been married to her husband Sean since 2002.

Welcome to my blog, Brooke. Please tell us about your novel: Wrong Place, Right Time.

You’ll often see in the movies or on TV shows someone interrupting a wedding. They step in at the last second and “object” to the marriage for some reason or another. They usually end up running away with the bride or groom, right? Well, what would happen if someone wanted to interrupt a wedding for loving reasons, but they went to the wrong location and interrupted the wrong wedding? That’s the idea behind this book. Kate, the main character, needs to tell her friend Brian she’s in love with him before he marries. But she doesn’t find him…she finds another couple!

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

I went to a writer’s conference when I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest. I had given up writing for a long time, but had finally fallen back into it. I met an agent there who encouraged me to write romance and give it a try. She said there’s a huge romance audience out there and it was a good place for any author to start. Through brainstorming at the conference, I came up with the idea for this book, which turned out to be more of a romantic comedy.

What kind of research did you do?

The book is based in Las Vegas and San Francisco, both of which I have visited in the past. The main character is a TV traffic reporter, a job I did once for 5 months. And one of the male leads is a news anchor, something I’m familiar with from my time in traffic reporting. Otherwise, I make things up as I go along.

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

I really enjoyed Brian, one of the side characters. He’s quite a catch, but has rough luck with love himself. He’s the type of guy who would do anything for anyone and that’s endearing. He makes everyone feel like they’re something special. He actually returns in another one of my books in his news anchor role (Dandelions on the Road). I wasn’t done with him after this book!

Where is your website and blog so my readers can check out your recent and past books that you have written?


Please reach out any time! And watch for my next release in September, it’s a big one! It’s called “The Leftover” and it’s ideal for Survivor and romantic comedy fans alike! That’s all I’ll say for now…

Thank you so much for this interview, Brooke. I hope my followers check out your romance.


Wall-to-wall books said...

UGH, I keep seeing this author's books everywhere! And every time I see one I think - I know this author, who is this. And its only because I keep checking out her books!
I have yet to read one. I really need to do that!
OK this time she is really going on my summer wish list!

This one sounds like exactly my type of book!!!

Library Lady said...

This book is "right up my alley". I'm always in the "right place, at the wrong time".
Looking forward to reading Brooke's book.
Janet E.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea of objecting at the wrong wedding. Now I'm curious as to how it all turned out!


Unknown said...

What a hoot!! I love the idea of interrupting the wrong wedding.
Brooke sounds like a good writer, and sometimes it takes a few years
with young kids to start your craft. Good interview!

Sonja said...

Now this sounds too fun! Would love to read this! It will brighten my day!

Melanie Backus said...

Sounds like a winner!

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like such fun. I would love to read it.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

BookLady said...

What a fun book for summer reading! Thanks for the great giveaway. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jeanna Massman said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! That would be a catastrophe interrupting the wrong wedding! I can just see the furious bride, the mother of the bride in tears, the father of the bride about to shoot the groom, the groom stunned because he's never seen this woman before. Wrong Place, Right Time sounds absolutely hysterical! Adding to my list of must reads just so I can see if Brian left his bride at the altar while Kate's running off to stop the wedding!

Unknown said...

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