About the Author
Book Bug: Welcome to The Book Bug, Rachael! I'm so glad to have you here!
When and why did you begin writing?
Rachael: In college. I loved to read and was having a hard time finding books that were both clean and good. So I decided to write my own. I quickly learned it wasn't nearly as easy as it sounded. :)
Book Bug: I'm so glad that are authors out there who do write good, clean reads!
What book(s)/author(s) have influenced your life and writing?
Rachael: I can't say there are any specific authors or books. Over the years I've read A LOT, and in one way or another, everything I've read has influenced my writing. Whether it be, "Remind me never to write a book like that," or "How did the author come up with that?" I've learned something from them all.
Book Bug: What is your favorite genre to read/write?
Rachael: Romantic comedies. But I also love pretty much every other genre, with the exception of horror and sci-fi.
Book Bug: What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?
Rachael: I only wish. I'm a full-time mom so I have to fit it in wherever I can. Which isn't a whole lot right now.
Book Bug: I so admire you full time mom writers!
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Rachael: Bang my head against my desk or eat a lot of chocolate covered almonds. If that doesn't lodge an idea loose, I ask my husband or call one of my sisters or friends. Someone is bound to say something that helps me out. If all else fails, I take a break and work on something else.
Book Bug: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Rachael: Revisions and rewrites. There were so many that I had issues staying motivated.
Book Bug: What do you think are the most important elements of good writing?
Rachael: Good grammar, although that's probably my greatest weakness. Snappy dialogue A satisfying arc. And writing emotion that makes the reader feel exactly what that character is experiencing--something that is WAY easier said than done, I'm afraid. At least for me.
Book Bug: As a technical writer, good grammar is at the top of my list as well.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Rachael: Anything but sit in front of a computer screen. And preferably something that takes me outside. I love boating, biking, gardening, nature hikes, reading, sewing, and baking (not cooking, mind you, baking).
Book Bug: What book are you reading now?
Rachael: Insurgent, by Veronica Roth. An awesome series, by the way. I'm just ticked I have to wait another year for her final book to come out.
Book Bug: I'm dying to read that series! (My husband loves it!)
What are your current/future projects?
Rachael: I'm finishing up a Christmas novella (another romantic comedy) that will be part of a compilation book with Jolene Perry and Kaylee Baldwin (we're all contributing a story and publishing it as one book), and then there's the YA paranormal romance I've been working on FOREVER that I can't quite get right. As for the future? That's up in the air. All I can promise is that it will have romance in it. :)
Book Bug: Well I can't wait to read any of those!
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Rachael: Do it because you love it and not because you expect to get rich.
Book Bug: I definitely agree
About the Book
Title: The Reluctant BacheloretteAuthor: Rachael Anderson
Release Date: September 2012
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Genre: Clean Romance