Interview with Author Edie Hart

My guest today is Edie Hart.  Hello, Edie!  Welcome to Writing in the Modern Age!  It’s such a pleasure to have you.

Can you tell us a little bit about your book? When did it come out? Where can we get it?

 

My latest book is called One Bad Day. It's a short romantic comedy.  It came out May 24th.  It's about a woman who goes to work and one bad thing after another happens to her. She ends up being mistaken for someone else. She runs into an off-duty police officer who ends up helping her figure out what is going on.


It can be purchased at Amazon, Breathless Press, Bookstrand, and All Romance.  It is supposed to be downloaded to Smashwords soon, which will make it available on Barnes andNoble, Sony, Apple and a bunch of other places.

Is there anything that prompted your book ? Something that inspired you? 


There are several things.  I used to work a corporate job and I always thought a parking garage would be a great scene in a book.  I also once had to dress as a mascot similar to the one Tessa ends up dressed as.  I wanted to pass on some of the humor in that episode.


And my husband is in law enforcement.  : )

So, when did you know you wanted to write?  Or has it always been a pastime of yours?


I've always wanted to write, but never actually did.  I had the opportunity and decided that you will never know if you don't try. 

Do you have any favorite authors?

I have lots of favorite authors.  Jill Shalvis, Milly Taiden, Linda Howard...there are so many good ones out there now.

Do you write in a specific place?  Time of day?  


I have a spot at home that I write at, but I'm also a mom and have two children.  One is in travel baseball, so I have written in the car between games.  I've also written while waiting for the other child at her dance class.

Are there any words you'd like to impart to fellow writers?  Any advice?    


I'd actually like to hear if any fellow writers have any advice for me since this is my first book.

Here is the blurb for One Bad Day.


Tessa is having one seriously bad day. After agreeing to dress as a cheesy mascot at a convention for her boss, her clothes get stolen, she gets chased through a sinister parking garage, and her apartment gets broken into and turned upside down.  Gray, an off-duty police officer, can’t resist the sexy legs he sees in costume at a hotel convention. When he catches sight of her running for her life through a dark car lot, he's determined to find out what her story is and ends up promising to keep Tessa safe...even if that means taking her home with him. 

Here is an excerpt from One Bad Day.


Gray stepped outside of the hotel ballroom hoping the air would be cooler out there.  He hated stuffy gatherings. Hell, he hated weddings. How two people could think they'd love each other forever was beyond him. Gray didn't do love. Which was why he was stag at a co-worker's wedding. He'd originally planned to invite Monique, but several months back she'd become demanding and talked about moving into his place with hearts and flowers in her eyes. So he'd ended it. Deep down, he'd known that she didn't really want him. She wanted any warm body that would take care of her. She had slowly been trying to mold him into some GQ tycoon, telling him what to wear, how to act, and even going as far as telling him what he needed to do career-wise.

A loud crash on the other side of the hall caught Gray's attention. In the open ballroom across the way he saw legs. Glorious legs in strappy high heels. The beautiful legs were tangled on the floor and attached to an ass that was just as gorgeous. After taking a closer look, Gray realized that above the amazing ass was an enormous, white light bulb-shaped head with blue googly eyes. It had blonde hair and wore a glittery purple hat. The tangled-up legs and heels were flailing around in a pile of what looked like empty light bulb boxes. Several gentlemen nearby were quick to help Legs get her feet beneath her. From their smiles and laughter he could tell that they were all quite happy to be of assistance. Gray didn't blame them.

He watched Legs find her balance in those high heels, and with a little wiggle and tug of her skirt she went on her way.

This sounds great, Edie!  Edie has even blessed us with a picture of her, which is similar to her character's dilemma in One Bad Day


Author Bio
 
Edie Hart was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, where she now resides with her husband, two children, dog, and three cats. After spending her childhood making up stories in her head, she finally decided to put them on paper. What came of it was her first novella, One Bad Day. Edie is a die-hard romantic and believes that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—both in print and real life.


Edie also admits that "Edie Hart" is a pen name and an alter ego to an otherwise boring wife and mother. Edie is 20 pounds lighter, loves to skydive, travels to foreign places, and is a total sex kitten as compared to the uninteresting other half who is none of those things.


In reality the counterpart of Edie is a lackluster 40-something-year-old, whose main goal is to keep The Big One (The Boy) from torturing The Little One (The Girl). This week he hit her in the head with a 12-pack of Juicy Juice. Last week he left ravioli handprints on the back of her white T-shirt. The week before that he told her she was adopted and she believed him.


To learn more about her, and find out what The Big One and The Little One are up to, visit her via her website, Facebook, or Twitter.




Comments

  1. Doesn't sound like your life is "boring" at all, Edie! Your novel sounds like good romantic fun, too. (I hail from Chicago, but the southwest side. For the past two decades I've lived in the Denver suburbs. Still have a soft spot in my heart for my hometown, though.)

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