Rachel Thompson

Interview & Review: Our Little Secrets (Montana Romance) by Merry Farmer

Our Little SecretsOur Little Secrets by Merry Farmer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Favourite location / setting… Michael, Charlie, Phineas, Delilah, and Ms. Helen, having dinner with Michael’s father at Phineas house.

Did anyone in the book do something you did not like? Why? Was not fond of Phineas being roughed up. I understand this book is fiction and not real, but does not mean I have to like a character being harmed because of their sexual preference.

Compare two of the characters in this book. Charlie – friendly, likeable, easy going; Ms. Helen – a con artist (need I say more?)

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

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Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot?  In a way, yes.  I know how it feels to want to disassociate yourself from your past (although my past is more on the sad side than the bad side).  And I do have several characters in the series who are based on people I know in real life.  But I’m not exactly sure I want to say who and how since they might find out!

How important do you think villains are in a story?  They’re essential!  You need to have an antagonist of some sort to provide the obstacles that get in the way of your protagonist achieving their goals.  Aside from that, they can be great fun!

What are your goals as a writer?  My goal as a writer is simple.  I want to do whatever it takes to enable me to continue writing as much as possible for as long as possible.  That means selling enough to be able to make a living off of my writing so that I don’t have to work a day job and can, therefore, spend more time writing.  I’d also like to travel to different conferences teaching workshops about writing and self-publishing.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?  I haven’t had to travel so far, but I would LOVE to do a lot more traveling in the future.  In particular, I’d like to live in England for a year.  And Australia.  And Canada.

What books have most influenced your life?  I guess I would have to say all of the piles and piles of historical romance novels I read when I was in high school.  It was a revelation to find out that there was, in fact, an entire genre of the kind of books I wanted to read and write already established.

Who is your favorite author and why?  Overall, definitely J.K. Rowling.  Not only are the Harry Potter books awesome (and The Casual Vacancy is actually awesome too, although she should have published it under a different name for people to give it a fair reading), but the story of how she got where she is and what she’s done with her fame and fortune since earning it are so inspiring.  I doubt I’ll ever achieve that level of stardom, but if I do I would like to give back the way Rowling has.

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