She’s visiting CABR today to about “All the Way”, which sees a Manhattan food critic and her ex-boyfriend turned restauranteur squaring off over yummy dishes.
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1) “All The Way” is partially set in a family-run Italian restaurant in Manhattan. What inspired you to write this story?
Ah, I adore two things to explore in my books: family and food. I was inspired with an idea for a food critic to be pitted against a restaurant owner, and found the concept full of possibility. What better background than a drama filled, family owned Italian restaurant to explore conflicts, conversation, and introduce the sensuous elements of music, food, and wine? Perfecto!
2) I know you enjoy making your h/H overcome struggles and suffer through sexual tension 😉 On a scale of 1 – 10, how hot is ATW?
Wow, cool, I never got to rate my sex scenes on a scale before! This book is not in the erotic field of some of my other stories, so I’d go with a solid 7. The sex scenes themselves are riveting, but the story contains a lot of snappy dialogue and fun scenes to go along with the hot sex!
My girlfriend owned a small restaurant for a time, and I actually waitressed there so I could see some of the drama enfold.
Before you ask, I was the worst waitress ever but the research was awesome!
Waitresses fighting with each other, cooks quitting and storming out, then coming back the next day like nothing ever happened, arguments about the specials and food related issues, it was a hot box of stories!
I also researched food critics and the ins and outs of their jobs and some of their escapades, so putting the two together was a lot of fun.
4) Did you struggle in writing a particular scene? Tell us about it.
I struggled with one particular area of how Gavin was really going to convince Miranda he cared when he left her for all those years. It had to be convincing, yet not overdone. It took me a while to come up with the method of re-entry into her heart and I think the readers will find it worked well in the story.
5) What’s your go-to genre for an escapist read?
6) Chocolate or fruits?
Chocolate. With no hesitation!
7) Favourite getaway vacation?
Any place where there’s sun and a beach so islands are awesome.
8) If you could meet anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
Frank Sinatra. You’ll see if you read the book All the Way!
Thanks for spending time chatting with me and feel free to come back to CABR when your next book comes out.
Thank you so much for having me here today – I had a blast and adore your blog Sasha!!
Aww. Thank you Jennifer ! 😀
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