I was given the incredible opportunity to sit down and have some one-on-one face time with the attending authors at the recent Houston event. It was a blast! I got to pick their brains for five minutes each. Thanks to all of you who submitted questions, I was armed and prepared. ~Nadine
We’ll be featuring a different author and their interview here for the next several days. Make sure you scroll to the bottom and enter the AMAZING Rafflecopter for your chance to win a SIGNED paperback from each attending author and keep scrolling for another chance to win various swag from the event. If you submitted a question on either My Secret Romance’s Facebook page or Oh Whimsical Me’s Facebook page, you get extra entry points.
Today’s spotlight is Carey Heywood! You asked the questions, she answered them. Enjoy!
Magan Vernon specifically wanted me to ask you…if you will make a Facebook fanpage for your husband?
No! No, I will not! I will not make a Facebook fanpage for my husband because after y’all fan-girled all over him at Savannah he was impossible to freakin’ live with. So, NO, that will not be happening. In fact you may never see him again. I’m not threatening his life, I just may never bring him to another book signing. He. Was. Impossible. To. Live. With. He asked me after the fact if he should look into modeling. And…um…because I love him and I appreciate honesty in people I told him he should first look into a gym membership. You’re allowed to say that to your spouse. (Note: After the interview I asked to see a pic of her hubs. Magan Vernon, where do we start the petition to get that man his fanpage? :D)
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve always been an avid reader and I started writing my first book after a massive hangover, book hangover not the alcohol like induced kind, of a trilogy I had just finished reading and I went to go buy another book and nothing was speaking to me for whatever reason at that moment. So I just sort of had the idea what if I wrote something that I would like to read. And that’s where I started writing my first book.
What are you planning to do next?
Sawyer Says, a side character spin-off from the Him and Her series comes in May and I’m finishing my first draft of a future series; the first book in a new series that will come out in July.
If you could turn one of your books into a TV series or a movie, which one would you choose?
Better. I think Better would be an amazing movie.
What inspired your characters?
Well one thing, there is a piece of me in every single book. Like, Sarah habitually spins a thumb ring and that is 100% me. Aubrey in Better is a picky eater and does not enjoy shellfish and that is me. And Sawyer is quite hysterical and I assume that’s me cause I like to think I’m quite funny.
Is your husband in any of the books?
Well…you know what there…I could…he is…okay so she read one of my books (looks to her assistant for the day) and um…I’m not going to say that. Never mind, I’m not totally saying that. Stop it! Okay…okay well I’ll say it. She called me out and said Oh My God that’s like from your bedroom and I may or may not when my husband’s about to come tell him to get it get it. (I could not stop laughing!)
Damn those chimes! I was having so much fun and sad to see my time was up. Visit Carey at the links below and check out Sawyer Says coming next month!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.