Rose Lerner

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: March 18, 2014

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Current Release: Sweet Disorder

Describe your current release in two sentences?

The traditional electoral rules of her small town make prickly, independent Phoebe Sparks's marriage the key to a hotly contested election. Aristocratic wounded veteran Nick Dymond agrees to help his politician brother by finding her a husband, only to fall for her himself.

What are you working on?

Right now, an erotic novella featuring two of the minor characters in Sweet Disorder.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

First of all, my best friend, to whom the book is dedicated. This would be a very different book without dozens (hundreds?) of discussions with her about life, stories, and Gossip Girl. My agent Kevan Lyon and my editor Anne Scott, of course, and everyone at Samhain who worked on the book. Then there's my critique partners (Susanna Fraser, Alyssa Everett, Charlotte Russell, and Vonnie Hughes), my amazing friends who beta-read the first draft, my uncle who explained a lot of things about printing presses to me...and many, many more. Read the acknowledgments, because they are too long to fit here!

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

This story is a little embarrassing, but when I wrote my very first author bio for In for a Penny, I had no idea what to say so I looked through my romance shelf for inspiration. I noticed a lot of authors end by talking about their families and pets. Makes sense, but I'm single and have no pets. I panicked a little. However, I was living in a shared house at the time. Eureka! I closed with "Rose lives in Seattle with two roommates, four cats, and too many books and DVDs to count." Perfectly true, but none of them were my cats! A few months later I received a very sweet letter from a reader that began something like, "I am so happy to find an author who loves cats as much as I do." I felt like such a fraud!

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

Fiction. It's a busman's holiday, I guess, but watching an episode of a TV show or reading a book always seems so much more tempting than whatever I'm actually supposed to be doing.

Thanks for reading, everyone! And keep an eye out for my debut, In for a Penny--it will be re-released by Samhain in June.

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