Welcome to my second Meet The Author.
Today I’m talking to Rose Verde, sweet contemporary author of the Finding Love Medical Romance Series and A Love Through Time Series.
Have a read of the interview, and comment below to be entered in a competition to win an e-copy of Rose’s first book from her medical series, Whispers of Love
Thanks so much for joining me, Rose.
1. WHAT IS IT YOU LOVE ABOUT WRITING ROMANCE?
Life is not all rosy, almost always, it's the roses plus the thorns. I love seeing people overcome the thorns, challenges, struggles to fall in love.
2. IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER WRITING SELF SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
You are the only one who can stop yourself. No one can. So listen to opinions, but sieve them. Use the good, throw away the bad. Let the good inspire you but do not let the bad keep you down. Hold your head high and know you got all it takes to be you and no one else. And that you, is great, no matter what others say or think.
I say this because starting out, I had harsh critique partners who didn't care that you had to start somewhere. They tore my manuscript apart and for weeks, I'd be too paralyzed to write. I even mentioned the effect their approach had on me. But I guess they were just that way, or they felt it was the best way
The only thing that kept me going was that my characters wouldn't stop talking to me. After months of feeling down and not good enough, I decided to quit the group. It was the best decision I've ever made.
I'm still not perfect. Not yet. Maybe never, depending on whose opinions. But with every new word I write, every new book I pour my heart into, I'm getting better.
3. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD BOOK?
Enid Blyton's books
4. DO YOU READ YOUR REVIEWS?
Sometimes hehe. Other times, I don't. But I've developed a thick skin. Sometimes people just have a bad day and take it out on books. That's fine. It's not about me. It's about them. Does that mean my books are perfect? Not by a long shot. But there are ways to review without attacking the author. Yeah, right now, I love to see good reviews, but I don't sweat the bad 😊
5. WHEN YOU’RE READING, DO YOU ALWAYS READ ROMANCE?
I read other books. My critique partner writes fantasy. But, I'm a romance girl at heart. Give me something clean with romance in it, no matter how bad, I'll read it.
6. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT/TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW RELEASE.
I'm actually working on a series. It's about a family of four brothers and one sister. So book 1 kicks off with the girl who is the youngest. Book 2 involves her immediate older brother. Book 3 involves their cousin, which is my current WIP. They're all cowboys 😊 Book 1 and 2 is mostly done. I'm thinking of a five book series so, I'll definitely do spin off of the stories.
The heroine in book 2 is a twin, so I might do one for her. Also, I'm thinking of doing one for the best friend of the heroine of book 1. We'll see.
7. WHERE CAN READERS FIND YOU ON THE INTERNET?
Amazon: Rose Verde
Facebook: Rose Verde
8. TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE BOOK IN THE GIVEAWAY.
I will be giving away the first book of my Medical series. It's called Whispers of Love.
Ty and Jordyn have had losses in their lives. Ty is faced with an impending one. All through life's struggles, all the emotion he's known is anger. But he changes through the book, because he met someone who accommodated his flaws even when he didn't deserve it. She's experienced loss, firsthand. Love is a greater weapon than punishment.
Link to the book: Whispers of Love
Thanks so much, Rose. It’s been great getting to know you.
Don’t forget to comment below or over on my Facebook page to enter the draw to win ebook Whispers of Love
Until next time,
** Competition will close on the 31st October **