Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am glad that today is almost done. Is there any good books that you are reading at the moment. I am reading like a gazillion right now so AHAHH. But anyways I hope you enjoy this post.
Blurb: “As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all. Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story. A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life? As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.”
Q & A:
What is your writing kryptonite? Timing. I would love to say that I’m one of those authors who jumps out of bed and sits down to write before the sun comes up, but I’m a night owl who spends too much time tweaking the paragraph before, so that I can continue writing. By the time I’m finally in my groove, the hubby is home and it’s time to start our night.
What made you want to write this book? I didn’t set out to write this book, but I wanted to win NaNoWriMo, so I just started writing. By the end of the day, I had already fallen in love with the chracters. 17 days later, I had my first final draft.
If you could tell your younger writing self something, what would it be? I would love to tell my younger self, “Start making reasonable deadlines, not ones you know you won’t accomplish.”
Have you ever had difficulty coming up with an idea for your story? Not really. In my case, I have more of a problem deciding what I want to write next.
As a writer what would your spirit animal be? A lion!
What Hogwarts house would the main character of your book be sorted into? I had to look this one up. Unfortunately, I don’t know about thing about Harry Potter, so I don’t know.
What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your character? I really don’t base my character off of anyone real. Since the book is fiction, I write my characters based on how I think I would act/feel if I were in their situation.
While you were editing your book what were some thoughts that were going through your mind? “I love my editors!”
Do you google yourself? No.
What word would sum up your book. Heartwarming.
Do you believe in writer’s block? Yes!
What is your writing process like? Every book is different. With my first book, I took notes like crazy, but with “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” I just wrote. For me, it all depends on what the story idea is.
What advice do you have for other writers? It’s important to learn from others, but don’t compare yourself to them.
How much research do you do for your books? With my genre, not much, but if I need to know something specific, I’ll search online until I have enough information to keep writing.
When did you decide the you wanted to become a writer? I’ve always loved to write, so for me, it was a matter of when I want to take it seriously, which was in January of 2010.
When did you first start writing? Ever since I was little.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand? Longhand for notes, computer for writing the manuscript.
What do you believe is the hardest part of writing? Believe it or not, just doing it. You can tell as many excuses to yourself, so instead of saying that you can’t, just do it.
What is the easiest part of writing that you consider? Editing! I love it!
How long on average does it take you to write a book? Every book is different. I’ve written a book in a year, 30 days, and in 17.
Any tips on how to go through a dreaded writer’s block? This last time I had writer’s block, I wrote and published a novella. Now that I’m back working on my WIP, I read it all over again to reacquaint myself with it and the characters. It’s going slow, but I’m enjoying the process right now.
How did you decide to pick out your book cover? I worked with a cover designer who gave me options, then I printed them and taped them onto our fridge (my hubby’s idea). After about a week, I knew which one I couldn’t stop looking at.
Do you think the cover plays an important part of the buying processes? Yes, most definitely, but I don’t think it should.
How do you market your books? I go on book tours, post and share pre-made tweets, and will occasionally have a book special or giveaway.
Why did you choose said route? N/A, do not understand this question.
What is your favorite quote of your book? This is from Connie Albrights part in the book: Then, like the snake she was, Nicola slithered back to her cubicle.
How can your readers discover more about you and your work? Follow me on my website, Facebook and Twitter.
Where do you see publishing going in the future? Right now, I’m a one day at a time kind of girl, so I don’t know what the future holds, mainly because life is so unpredictable. In the meantime, I do plan on writing and publishing books that I hope my readers will enjoy as much as I like creating them.
Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included? Thank you for featuring me today!
About Isabella Anderson: Isabella Louise grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. Aside from writing, she focuses her time on featuring other authors on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with sharing book reviews. Isabella Louise is also a member of the Romance Writers of America. She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Indian and Mexican food, margaritas, and red and white wines. She loves spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Texas Rangers. When Isabella Louise isn’t working on her next release, her attention is also on her Scentsy business, where she’s a consultant.
eBook copy of either; “The Right Design,” “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” or “The Hollywood Setup.” by Isabella Louise Anderson
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