TWRP: Where is your favorite tourist trap?
RT: Kennybunkport, Maine! I love the ocean and seafood! I am not into heat and sand and the crush of half naked bodies so the darker colder beaches of Maine are very appealing to me.
TWRP: How often do you get silly?
RT: Sadly, silly wasn't written into my character! I have a really hard time with it. The closest I get is playing with my son when no one is around but he and I. We make faces at one another and just act silly as only toddlers are truly capable of.
TWRP: When do you take time for family fun?
RT: Every day! My husband and I have 3 kids, ages 13, 8, and 2. We try to spend time every day on something fun. Be it a game after dinner, chatting about events or people, of just their wrestling on the living room floor.
TWRP: Pancakes or waffles?
RT: Waffles! No contest.
TWRP: What hair color would you like to try?
RT: Red! My entire family has red hair in some shade or another. From copper to auburn to strawberry blonde. I feel left out. I'm not huge on cosmetic maintenance so I won't dye it just yet. When these greys multiply a bit more maybe...
TWRP: Who took the best photo of you ever?
RT: My husband. I was pregnant with daughter number 2, all dressed up in a wonderfully flattering green maternity suit, and we were going out to dinner with family and friends. It's the only photo I've ever been able to describe as "glowing". Little did I know, it turned out to be our engagement dinner as he proposed that evening.
TWRP: Which is better, books or movies?
RT: BOOKS! For whatever reason, time constraints, money, lack of imagination, Hollywood can never create a movie that fully does justice to what your imagination can do with a book. The world inside a book is as deep and rich as you make it. You can step in and out at will and if its a series...its a journey with characters that become your friends. I honestly can't say enough on this topic!
TWRP: Tell the readers the book in the Champagne line that best epitomizes a romantic incident in your own life.
RT: Uh, I don't know that there is one. Seriously, I married the man I fell in love with in high school. We work, raise kids, live the day to day lives that most people do in middle America. The women of Champagne are smart, sexy, modern women who grab life with both hands and hold on for the ride. And it's always a roller coaster! I'm just not that exciting! I will recommend a few wonderful stories coming out later this year though! The At the End Zone Series starting with Mike's Best Bet by Doreen Alsen and Borrowed Stilettos by Rebecca Clark. Both are wonderful reads by very talented and funny authors.
Mike's Best Bet by Doreen Alsen - coming soon!
When music teacher Andi Nelson suckers high school football coach Mike Kelly into making a bet he has no chance of winning, sparks fly! Ultimately, as Mike and Andi have to put their differences aside to save two students, they realize they have both won the best of all bets.
Borrowed Stilettos by Rebecca Clark - coming soon!It's a classic case of mistaken identity...only this time, it's no mistake. Mild-mannered teacher Audrey Thompson dresses as her flamboyant but cowardly twin in order to break up with her sister’s fiancé, Zach Banister. Before she can do the dirty deed, she starts to fall for him herself. Her plan goes hilariously and seductively awry, as things tend to do when you’re stuffing your bra and borrowing your sister’s stilettos. Little does Audrey realize, however, Zach is also playing a game and has his own agenda.