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I am pleased to welcome Becky Monson here today and thank her for kindly answering my questions and letting me share her replies with you. Read on to discover what how she answered them and find out more about her and her book Just a Girl and to have the opportunity to enter the rafflecopter giveaway with the chance to win a $25 Amazon voucher.
Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?
The first book in the series was inspired by true events. There was a guy in Canada that had planned an entire trip around the world with his girlfriend and they broke up before the trip. So, he did a nationwide search for a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend and took her on the trip instead. But they didn’t fall in love in real life, and I found that really disappointing. So I took that idea and ran with it. The first book (Just a Name) is about Holly who does a nationwide search for a man with the same name as her ex-fiancé, to go on her honeymoon with. Holly has a close group of friends and you get to know them in the first book. They were so interesting to me, that I decided to write stories about them. So that’s how Quinn and her story – Just a Girl – came to be.
What is your writing process? My writing process changes for each book. But the basics are: get an idea, make up characters and do character worksheets for each person, write out the plot, outline scenes, and then … go! The writing itself doesn’t take me all that long, but the stuff beforehand can take me a while. Mostly because I have a family and my kids (and hubby) like to interrupt me as much as possible.
Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer? Computer. I’d love to write longhand, but I get a hand cramp when I do. That’s how old I am … hand-cramp-old.
Who is your favourite character out of your stories and why? I’d say that Quinn in my latest book is one of my favourites. We have a lot of similar qualities and insecurities. Except I’m older and wiser now. It was easy to write her because I knew exactly what she was thinking.
If you were a character in your story, which would you like to be? Ooh… I think right now I’d like to be Quinn because she gets to kiss Henry – who I based on Henry Cavill.
How and why did you choose the names for your main characters? Names are important to me and sometimes they come to me right away and sometimes it’s difficult. But they each have a name that’s just for them. I’ve been known to change names when they don’t feel right.
Thank you so much for answering my questions, I really enjoyed reading your responses!
Read on to discover more about Just a Girl, its author, Becky Monson and to have the opportunity to enter the rafflecopter giveaway with the chance to win a $25 Amazon voucher.
What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?
One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.
Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it’s time for her to become more than just a girl.
Author Bio –
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. An award-winning author, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.
Social Media Links –
Media Kit: www.beckymonson.com/media-kit
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