Welcome to Wednesday Writer! I love sharing books I enjoy, and the writers who work so hard to bring them to life. This week I want to introduce someone extra special to me (and I know you’ll love her just as much as I do!). My fellow Writing Playground author, ANDREA LAURENCE!
Andrea just released the third book in her Rosewood trilogy, STIRRING UP TROUBLE. By December of 2015, she will have released 15 books in 2 years. Insane!
SO I ASKED HER: You’ve written a large number of books in the last few years, which has thoroughly impressed me! Where does all that persistence and dedication come from?
ANDREA: I’d say it’s one part being goal-oriented and one part desperation. I’ve always been very goal focused and I actually started writing after grad school because I didn’t have anything to work toward at that point. From finishing a book, the goal changed to selling a book, then selling more.
Right now I’m working toward the goal of being able to quit my job and write full time. I’m doing everything I can do within my control to make that happen and that includes lots of books as quickly as I can while maintaining the quality my readers expect. I guess that’s where the desperation part comes in – I want to be successful, make good money and be a full-time writer, and I guess I’m willing to suffer to make it happen.
Check out Andrea’s newest release, STIRRING UP TROUBLE, and all of her Rosewood series for smart, sassy romance set in a quirky, small southern town.
When a prim and proper baker and a laid-back bartender have a neighborly disagreement that gets them both in trouble with the law, a sweet reconciliation is stirred up in the playful third romance in Andrea Laurence’s sexy Rosewood series.
Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list in town, and her commute is just a block away by foot. She loves everything about her little downtown Victorian bungalow—except for her unbearably noisy neighbor, Woody’s. The bar’s obnoxious and sexy owner, Emmett, seems to live to aggravate Maddie. But he mostly thinks she could use a stiff drink to dislodge the stick up her ass. He’s just trying to run his business. Bars stay open late, they play music, they serve alcohol. If she doesn’t like it, why did she buy a house across the street?
When Maddie and Emmett’s battle lands them in front of the local judge, they’re ordered to do several weeks of community service cleaning parks and painting over graffiti. As they scrub away the latest works of art by the town’s anonymous “Penis Picasso,” the baker and the bartender slowly begin to see there’s more to each other than meets the eye. So what happens if they wave the white flag and surrender into each other’s arms?