Exclusive Interview with TL Alexander, Author of One More Shot
March 23, 2017 Interview
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TL is here to talk about One More Shot, the first book in her series about love, friendship and vodka. Click here for more information about the book and the current reviews. Q: Where did you get the inspiration for this story? I’ve always wanted to live on a lake or in a small town where you know and care for your neighbors. We get so wrapped up in social media, life and ourselves in general; we forget how to communicate and what’s truly important. What’s important? Love. Friendship. Laughter. Family. Vodka. Not necessarily in that order. Q: What connects all the books in the Girlfriends, Goddesses & Barflies series? The three main female characters or heroines are BFFs. Their shared experiences and their unconditional love for each other, ties them and the series together. I wanted to write a series set in my beloved Oregon. Whisper Lake is fictitious, but it’s the glue that binds all the characters. Q: What do you enjoy most about writing this book? I love to write corky characters who make me LOL. I connect with Dannie and the other women who live on the lake. Dannie is a combination of myself and other women in my life. That old writer’s saying is true—write what you know and it will flow. Okay, so I made that last part up, but you get the picture. Q: Tell us more about Dannie. What makes her a heroine we would root for? Dannie is a woman we can all relate to. She’s flawed, disenchanted, lost and angry. But she’s also strong, courageous, loyal, funny and a wee bit crazy. You can’t help but see yourself in Dannie. She’s a broken hearted, complicated, beautiful mess, who isn’t looking for love, but love finds her. And the rest, as they say, is history. Q: What about the hero, Dino Coletti? What makes him a swoonworthy hero? Dino possesses all that good stuff women swoon over. He’s a tall, muscular, blue-eyed hottie doctor. But that’s not what makes him swoonworthy. You fall for Dino because he’s far from perfect around Dannie. Dannie turns him into a stuttering idiot and you can’t help but fall in love with the idiot. Q: I know what you mean! I love heroes like that. Now, what makes them perfect for each other? Dannie thinks Dino is just like her ex-husband. She’s been there, done that, and doesn’t want anything to do with him. Dino is everything Dannie thinks he is; he’s been there and done that many, many times. But hold on, maybe he isn’t like her ex-husband in ways that matter. What makes them perfect for each other is the discovery that they’re not perfect, and that’s okay. About the Author TL Alexander lives in the Pacific North West ,USA, where everything is covered in green, soggy moss. When she's not at her desk writing her next latest and greatest, you can find her in the garden with her cat Joey, or driving her family friggin' nuts with her next crazy project. She loves summer, cheap Swedish flavored vodka, gummie bears and sitting on the beach with a Mexican beer in hand. Website
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