Interview with Abigail Drake, Author of Writing Mr. Right
12 Jul 2023
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Writing Mr. Right?
After being involved with several romance-writing organizations, I realized a sad truth. Many of my fellow romance writers wrote about love but didn’t seem to have it in their lives. That struck me as strange, and the idea for WRITING MR. RIGHT was born. It was a blast to write, and fun to give each of my characters her own happily ever after.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
My favorite genre to read is romance, and everything I write has romantic elements. To me, romance is the genre of hope, and if I can bring joy to my readers, I’m happy.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Right now I’m reading “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus. I love books with smart heroines.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
I think all of my favorite scenes in this book are when each of the characters meets her “Mr. Right” for the first time.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I have a collection of bookish coffee mugs, and a black Lab named Capone who is my constant writing companion.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Wake up each morning and find a reason to be happy. Even if it’s something small, a little gratitude mixed with a dash of hope goes a long way.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
I want them to remember how my book made them feel, and if made them not only laugh, but also cry, then my work is done!
Abigail Drake is the author of the new book Writing Mr. Right
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