Armchair Interview With – Rachel Harris
About Rachel Harris
New York Times best-selling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls next door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing.
An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance, and LOVES talking with readers.
Your top five authors: Gah! So incredibly hard. I guarantee you my answer changes a bit depending on what I read, or what genre. But overall….let’s give it a shot:
Kristan Higgins, Mia Sheridan, SC Stephens, Amy Harmon, Sarah McLean
I feel so sad leaving so many favorites off that list lol
Book you’ve faked reading: Ethan Frome
Book you’re an evangelist for: Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred
Book that changed your life: Twilight. I’m a homeschool mom and up until I read that book, my life had become completely about my children, planning curriculum and reading ‘classic literature’ that I had pretended to read before but felt now I really had to, in order to be a good homeschool mother. The week my husband bought me the Twilight series changed my life. I remembered how FUN reading could be. It inspired me to go to the library and my local bookstore and read everything I could on their shelves. And…three months later….inspired me to begin writing my own book, carving out time that was just for me. I adore my children with everything in me, second only to their father, but having something that is uniquely mine, that feeds my own creativity, is such a blessing.
Favorite line from a book: “My children, my precious children, what I want them to become I must first become myself.” ~ Stepping Heavenward
Which character you most relate to: In all of literature? EEP! I have sat here for several minutes, staring blankly at my screen, and can’t come up with just one. But I will say that all of Kristan Higgins’ funny, sometimes awkward and klutzy, heroines remind me a lot of myself 😉
Tell me about YOUR book: I had two books release late last year, one adult romance, ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE, and a YA, THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING. Strangely enough, both books probably have the most ‘me’ in them, even though they were written years apart. But Sherry, the main character in ACCIDENTALLY, is hands down my favorite character I’ve ever written.
Accidentally Married on Purpose
Book 3 – Love and Games