Author Interview: Melody Grace

December 20, 2013 Books, Interviews 2

Unwrapped 20-11

About UNWRAPPED:

You are invited to join friends and family in Beachwood Bay for the wedding of the year…

Lacey James is wild, spontaneous and up for anything.
Daniel Sullivan is careful, sensible, and mending his broken heart.

It’s a match nobody saw coming, but when the unlikely pair get stranded together on the way home for the holidays, Lacey finds her long-term crush impossible to ignore. As the snow keeps falling, and a friendly game of truth or dare gets way out of control, Daniel discovers that the one girl he wants more than anything is the last person he expected.

But when the snow melts, will their night together be more than just a memory? And will they make it to Beachwood Bay in time for the wedding? Anything can happen this holiday season!

Fall in love with the latest installment of the internationally bestselling Beachwood Bay series by Melody Grace.

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Interview

1. If you had to choose three words to describe yourself, what would it be?

Creative, thoughtful, determined.

2. What was your inspiration for the Beachwood Bay series?

Honestly, Unbroken was inspired by Persuasion by Jane Austen. I wanted to write a book about first love that wouldn’t die, plus I’d always wanted to write a beach house summer book, so the two fit together perfectly! Beachwood Bay took on a life of its own, and I realized there were so many more stories to tell about Emerson and Juliet’s friends and family.

3. Which of the Beachwood Bay books was your favorite to write? The most difficult? The easiest?

Unbroken will always have a special place in my heart, because it was a big risk for me, but I really believed in the story and characters, and loved every minute of writing it. Unwrapped was the easiest, because it’s such a fun story — Lacey leapt off the page when I first wrote her, and knew she deserved a story all to herself! Unafraid is the most personal out of all of them, I really identified with Brit, and that made it both harder and easier in some ways.

4. What are some of your favorite books of all time? At the moment?

Ooooh… tough! At the moment, I love Sarah MacLean, Leigh Bardugo, Lauren Blakely, Cora Carmack, Sawyer Bennett… A mix of YA and NA and romance! Of all time… I love ‘Love Walked In’ by Marisa de los Santos, I re-read that book every year. And the Jenny Crusie books are a comfort-reading staple of mine.

5. What are you working on now?

Now I’m trying to take a little break! But 2014 will be busy: I have Unconditional coming out, and the next Cities of Love book, With Every Song, my new romance series.

6. What’s the best advice you can give to aspiring writers?

Don’t give up! Keep working, be open to learning new things and working on your craft, and don’t think your first draft has to be good, because I promise you, mine aren’t!

7. Do you have a favorite playlist for when your writing? For the Beachwood Bay series? For Cities of Love series?

I like background music that sets a warm mood, so Norah Jones, some Jamie Cullum, indie acoustic stuff like the Shins, Tegan and Sara, and Mumford and Sons. Certain songs inspire me with the lyrics, but when i’m writing, I like all my focus on the page.

This or That:
Coke or Pepsi – Coke!
Facebook or Twitter – Tie!
Dance or Sing – Dance. I have such a bad voice.
Print or ebook – ebook to publish, print to read in the bath 🙂
Tattoo or Piercings – on a guy, tattoos for sure. Hot!

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About Melody Grace:
Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.

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