Thursday, May 9, 2013


Tomorrow I will review Andrea Lochen's debut - The Repeat Year and just as a spoiler - I loved it!  Today, I was given the opportunity to have Andrea answer some questions.  Here it goes . . .

1.  What do you find yourself rambling about?

First of all, thanks so much for inviting me to your blog, Kristin!  Like you, one of my favorite things to ramble about is books.  I'm an avid reader with a wide range of tastes from Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling, and I love to compare notes and get recommendations from other readers.  I particularly like comparing and contrasting books to their movie versions.

2.  When becoming an author, did you have any speed bumps along the way?  If so, how did you overcome them?

It took me several queries to find the perfect agent.  The rejection was hard, and sometimes I felt like giving up.  But I knew The Repeat Year would find a good home eventually, and Olive's story would find its way into reader's hands.  I was very lucky to have friends and family rooting for me and encouraging me to keep going!  I'm so grateful for their support.

3.  What are you reading right now?

Stay by Allie Larkin, which is highly entertaining!

4.  When looking at your female lead, do you put a piece of your own personality into the character?

Olive and I do have some similarities - we're both practical, sensitive people with big hearts - but there's also a little piece of me in Phil, Kerrigan and even Sherry.  It's kind of like one big melting pot of personality traits and quirks.

5.  What is next on your plate?

I'm going to be on book tour for the next month promoting The Repeat Year, and after all the dust settles, I'm really looking forward to diving into my second book, which is about a young single mother whose world is turned upside down when she realizes she can see her four-year-old's son imaginary friends.

Thank you to Andrea for answering my questions.

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