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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Author Molly Cannon Talks About Love
It’s my pleasure to welcome author Molly Cannon here today to talk about love, well more specifically that CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE, her latest release.
Here’s what Donny Joe’s story is all about: Here comes trouble... Etta Green kissed Everson, Texas, goodbye years ago. A big city chef, she intends to return only long enough to settle her beloved grandmother's estate and then hightail it back to Chicago. But Grammy Hazel had other plans. In her will, she left Etta part-ownership of a B&B that's about to go bankrupt before it even opens. And what's worse--Etta's partner is Donny Joe Ledbetter, a handsome devil with some serious bad boy charm. Growing up, Donny Joe didn't give Etta a second glance. Now, she's got his whole attention. A far cry from the shy bookworm he once knew, sexy, spirited Etta Green is nothing but trouble. Yet Donny Joe decides to play nice. After all, the quicker they open the B&B, the faster this exasperating--and irresistible--woman will be on her way. Donny Joe has never been a one-woman kind of man. But one crazy little moment of unforgettable desire may change his mind--if he can convince Etta to stay for good...
Molly has graciously answered some questions about her book and her writing.
Mason - Your book features a B&B and your heroine is a chef. Are these elements you have experience with or was a lot of research involved? Molly: I wish more research had been involved! I love a good Bed & Breakfast, and I have a long list I still plan to try eventually. The idea to name the rooms in the B&B after desserts came from one I visited that named all of their rooms after famous composers. While I have experience working in restaurants, I have never been a chef. My style of cooking is more down home like Grammy Hazel. I do have children who are much more adventurous and experimental than I am. I’m happy to eat their culinary delights whenever I get an invitation.
Mason - Now that the book is finished, what surprised you the most as you wrote the story?
Molly: I’m a pantser, but I always have inklings about where the plot is going and give it nudges here and there when it tries to wander too far afield. Donny Joe wouldn’t be nudged, though. He was a stubborn son of a gun!
Mason - Have you always wanted to write or was there an event that led you to writing?
Molly: I’ve been a voracious reader my entire life. As soon as I realized that a person was sitting somewhere at a desk spinning these tales, writing seemed like the perfect way to spend my life.
Mason - Of all the authors (past or present) you enjoy reading, has any (one or more) been as influence in your writing?
Molly: When it comes to past authors I always name Lavyrle Spencer. She could take a simply impossible situation and make the reader root and care for the characters, using humor and drama equally and all with a dash of poignancy that made her stories stay with me all of these years later.
Kristan Higgins is one of the many current authors I’d admire. Her contemporary romances make my heart sing with her every day men and women who find love in the most entertaining ways. Her secondary characters are a hoot and her settings make me want to move in and get acquainted with them all. Mason - As a published author has your perspective of authors changed?
Molly: Not really. I’m still in awe of writers who year after year continue to produce such great books. I hope I never think too much about the mechanics of the process and lose the ability to get lost in reading a wonderful story.
Mason - What can readers look forward to next from you?
Molly: I have a Christmas short story that will be published in a e-anthology A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER on December 3, 2013. It also includes stories by Jill Shalvis, Hope Ramsay, Marilyn Pappano and Kristen Ashley. And in June 2014 my third book in the Everson, Texas series will be released.
Molly, thanks for joining us and giving a behind the scenes look at your writing. When the research is enjoyed by the author, I think it comes through in the writing.
Now a bit about Molly. She says she lives a charmed life in Texas with her nearly perfect husband and extremely large cat Nelson. When she’s not writing, she spends her days reading, taking dance classes with the hubby, and watching all kinds of sports.
Hi, I'm Mason Canyon and I love reading and that is why I do reviews. I post them here, as well as several other sites such as Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you are an author who would like for me to review your book or you would like to guest blog here, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org These reviews are done for the love of a good book, not for monetary rewards.