Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Interview of Author Edie Hart
Latest Book: One Bad Day
Barnes & Noble
Edie Hart was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, where she now resides with her husband, two children, dog, and three cats. After spending her childhood making up stories in her head, she finally decided to put them on paper. What came of it was her first novella, One Bad Day. Edie is a die-hard romantic and believes that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—both in print and real life.
Edie also admits that "Edie Hart" is a pen name and an alter ego to an otherwise boring wife and mother. Edie is 20 pounds lighter, loves to skydive, travels to foreign places, and is a total sex kitten as compared to the uninteresting other half who is none of those things.
In reality the counterpart of Edie is a lackluster 40-something-year-old, whose main goal is to keep The Big One (The Boy) from torturing The Little One (The Girl). This week he hit her in the head with a 12-pack of Juicy Juice. Last week he left ravioli handprints on the back of her white T-shirt. The week before that he told her she was adopted and she believed him.
To learn more about her, and find out what The Big One and The Little One are up to, visit her via her website, Facebook, or Twitter.
Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write? Why?
A: For me each book is different. Some just come to me easily and some don’t. Usually if I’m having a hard time with a book (other than the love scenes) it’s for another reason…once I’ve worked it out – the writing becomes easy again.
Q: What part of the book is the hardest for you? Why?
A: The hardest part for me is the love scenes. I love writing them but for me writing the details can be difficult.
Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: It always seems to be the character I’m writing at the time. I think I fall a little in love with them when I write them.
Q: If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroes? Tell us about your hero.
A: I would want Gerard Butler. I love him. I love his accent. In my book One Bad Day, my hero doesn’t have an accent, but that’s okay.
Gray is a police officer. He’s a big guy, a little gruff, but deep down he has a soft side. He plays by the rules and always does the right thing.
Q: Do all your heroes and all heroines look the same in your mind as you “head write”?
A: No. They all look different. Some are blonde, and short, some are blonde and tall. In my mind they are real people with real personalities and they all look different.
Q: Do you eat comfort food when writing? If so, what food inspires your imagination?
A: I love Frozen Yogurt Moose Tracks. It doesn’t matter if I’m writing or not, it’s my ultimate favorite food. In general I’m not inspired by food. I get inspired by people/personalities, places or actual events. My mind is always whispering “what if…?”
Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: I like facebook. I feel like it allows me to interact with people and it’s a very “now” type of communication.
Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Tessa is having one seriously bad day. After agreeing to dress as a cheesy mascot at a convention for her boss, her clothes get stolen, she gets chased through a sinister parking garage, and her apartment gets broken into and turned upside down.
Gray, an off-duty police officer, can’t resist the sexy legs he sees in costume at a hotel convention. When he catches sight of her running for her life through a dark car lot, he's determined to find out what her story is and ends up promising to keep Tessa safe...even if that means taking her home with him.
Gray stepped outside of the hotel ballroom hoping the air would be cooler out there. He hated stuffy gatherings. Hell, he hated weddings. How two people could think they'd love each other forever was beyond him. Gray didn't do love. Which was why he was stag at a co-worker's wedding. He'd originally planned to invite Monique, but several months back she'd become demanding and talked about moving into his place with hearts and flowers in her eyes. So he'd ended it. Deep down, he'd known that she didn't really want him. She wanted any warm body that would take care of her. She had slowly been trying to mold him into some GQ tycoon, telling him what to wear, how to act, and even going as far as telling him what he needed to do career-wise.
A loud crash on the other side of the hall caught Gray's attention. In the open ballroom across the way he saw legs. Glorious legs in strappy high heels. The beautiful legs were tangled on the floor and attached to an ass that was just as gorgeous. After taking a closer look, Gray realized that above the amazing ass was an enormous, white light bulb-shaped head with blue googly eyes. It had blonde hair and wore a glittery purple hat. The tangled-up legs and heels were flailing around in a pile of what looked like empty light bulb boxes. Several gentlemen nearby were quick to help Legs get her feet beneath her. From their smiles and laughter he could tell that they were all quite happy to be of assistance. Gray didn't blame them.
He watched Legs find her balance in those high heels, and with a little wiggle and tug of her skirt she went on her way.
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