I'm pleased to welcome Brooke Moss back to my blog for a little chit-chat. She was here when she released her highly successful book, The What If Guy. Now that she's written another fantastic read called The Carny, I had to have her back again! Enjoy the interview and enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom for a chance to win Brooke's book, The Carny. Welcome, Brooke.
Let's start with putting you on the spot. We want the dish on you. Ready? Here goes...
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Barak Obama (for my 13 yr old son’s sake—he’s a big fan), Idina Menzel (to sing to us after dinner), Kristan Higgins (this chick is funny. Like, seriously funny), Johnny Luzzini (he’s a hot pastry chef, need I say more?), and Tori Spelling (I don’t know why I would invite her. She’s funny and I always watch her shows and think she’d be a fun person to hang out with—plus, she’s hella thin. At least I know she wouldn’t be hogging the cheese tray.)
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Tillamook Huckleberry Patch ice cream with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup on top. OR…Cold Stone Creamery Oreo Cream Ice cream with crushed up Oreo cookies and hot fudge. Geez…I wonder why I’m overweight?
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because it will not only make you laugh, cry, blush, and giggle…but it will also make you think, and reassess how much tolerance you practice in your own day-to-day life.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I got an email from a reader who said she’d reached out to her mother after 7 years of being estranged, after reading my debut novel, The What If Guy. She said that though their relationship wasn’t fixed yet, it was getting better, and it was all because of Autumn forgiving her father, Billy. *tears*
What is your dream cast for your book?
Oh, I love this question! For the part of Charlotte Davenport, I would choose Ginnifer Goodwin. For Vincent Youngblood, I would choose Alex Meraz. Oh, how romantic and sexy would that pairing be??
What is your favorite Quote?
“Fear knocked at the door, faith answered it. Nobody was there.”
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
Oh, I love this question, too! (You’re good at this Brinda!) If a movie were made about this life, I would choose Melissa McCarthy for me, and Kevin James for my husband. Hee hee…I wish it were happening. That would be a hilarious movie.
What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
My aunt Becky, who passed away a year and a half ago, told me (a long time ago, when I was in my 20’s and going through the demise of my first marriage—and my ex was putting me through the ringer) that when someone doesn’t believe in you, or doesn’t think you can do something, go out of your way to prove them wrong. I’ve sort of made it my life motto.
Cheese. The stinkier and more obscure, the better. I loves me some cheese, friends.
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit?
The entire “Real Housewives of….(yadda yadda—any city)”. I hate those shows, can’t believe I watch them…and yet, there I am, every week. Nudging my husband saying, “Oh em gee…did you see what Teresa did? What a rag. Wait until Caroline hears that. Oh, snap.” It’s a sickness. I need a 12 step Real Housewives program.
Thanks for having me on the blog today, Brinda! Your interview was the most fun I’ve had in a long time! Here’s the blurb for The Carny, in case your readers are wondering what all the fuss is about:
The Carny by Brooke Moss
At a town fair on the coast of Oregon, handsome Native American carny, Vincent Youngblood, bestows an unforgettable kiss on shy, awkward teenager, Charlotte Davenport. Then he disappears without another word, leaving her baffled and enamored.
Ten years later, Charlotte is still living in the small fishing town of Astoria, while being trained to--reluctantly--take over for her philandering hotelier father when he retires. After all, who else will do it? Her two perfect sisters are busy being married to their flawless husbands and having cookie cutter children, while Charlotte remains single, childless, and every bit as mousy as she was a decade ago.
As Charlotte struggles to climb out from underneath her judgmental parents thumb, the carnival rolls back into town, and Charlotte finds herself face to face with Vin again. He's back to run his father's carnival, walking away from a promising career in medicine he started in Chicago. Will her biased and judgmental family accept her relationship with a man who is not only a Native American, but works as a carny for a living? And what unsavory secrets bind the well-educated and seemingly superlative Vin to that ramshackle carnival?
After all, you can’t judge a carny by its cover.”
And here’s a little more about me:
“Brooke writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the pages, and begging for more! When Brooke isn't spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning, watching movies then comparing them to books, and, of course, wrangling four kids, one hubby she lovingly refers to as her "nerd", and attempting to conquer the Mount Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.”
If your readers would like to find me elsewhere on the web, here’s where to look: www.brookemoss.com. And if they’d like to order a copy of The Carny, here’s where to get it: www.inkspellpublishing.com
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