Monday, July 01, 2013

Q&A with Nazarea Andrews!!!

1.    Tell us about your newest release.

A college student looking for an uncomplicated summer job goes to work for a professor. Problem is Atticus Grimes is a walking complication—his life is a mess after his divorce, and Avery is a perfect distraction. 

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   2.    Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story?

I have a hard time picking just one scene. One of my favorites is when Avery and Atticus are alone on a beach—they have a really sweet moment, and I think it’s a point where Avery starts to realize how much Atticus means to her.

3.    When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

In high school—I loved being other worlds—writing them and reading them. Writing as a profession was a natural step from there. 

4.    What is a typical writing day like?

I’m a stay at home mom, so during the day I try to get emails, blogs, editing, critiquing, and social media stuff taken care of—the business side of writing. Then when my kids are sleeping, I write my daily word count. It works because I’m a night owl. 

5.    Do you have an interesting writing quirk or habit?

LOL, nope. The only thing interesting is that I can write literally anywhere—I’ve been known to write on my phone while standing in line at the fair with my kids. 

      6.    What was one of the most surprising things you learned as a published author?  

It’s hard. It’s sooooo hard. There’s always something to worry about—and someone to compare yourself to. But the think is, that’s all white noise. It doesn’t matter. Write a kickass story. That’s the most important thing. 

      7.    What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

My critique partners, definitely. I also love the writing of people like Jacqualine Carey and Anne Bishop. 

8.    What does your family think about your career as a published author?

HA! Funny story—my oldest daughter just realized I am and her first question was ‘can I read the books?’. Which, since she’s 7, not so much. But, seriously, they’re amazingly supportive. I couldn’t ask for better. 

9.    Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

I like to cook new and unsual stuff for fun—HAVING to cook is less fun. My husband and father in law own a bowling alley pro-shop (those are a thing) so we spend a lot of time bowling. It’s fun. 

             10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?

Well, in late August, I have a paranormal romance that I’m really excited to share with y’all. Forbidden is sweet and sexy and has just enough magic to make me happy. And then, later this year (October, I think) we’ll have the next book in the University of Branton series. 

11. How can readers connect with you online?

I’m on Twitter, Facebook, and then there’s my website or my blog. I love talking to people on Twitter, so definitely tweet me!!!

About the Book: 

About This Love:
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess life his had become.
They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.

Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.

When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

About Nazarea:

Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog
You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

Brenda Drake said...

Great interview and I'm excited to read THIS LOVE!