Interview with Beth Gelman, Author of Making Perfect Sense

24 Aug 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Making Perfect Sense?

That’s a loaded question! Making Perfect Sense is the conclusion to The Perfect Lessons. My intention with this story was to help people understand that we all have our past and baggage that weighs us down in ways we can’t articulate. Specifically, childhood traumas. This story concentrates on non-physical traumas that are equally imprinted on our hearts and minds. I wanted my readers to know that they are strong enough and deserve to put the past down and walk away victorious.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Making Perfect Sense, what would they be?

“I Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO Speedwagon is the theme song for this book. Alex & Trudie try to figure out their childhood traumas alone and find they get more success working within their relationship.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love to read any romance genre with a heat level of 3+. I love to read great romcom banter, dark themes, and historical swoons.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Rich In Your Love by Pippa Grant, Hiding Places by Skye Warren, and His Good Girl by Eve Newton, are 3 out of 50. LOL.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene in Making Perfect Sense was when Dr. Alexander Pierce’s persona of sex teacher, is blurred with Alex, the man Trudie has fallen in love with. Both are integral parts to her story, yet figuring out which persona was the man she wanted to be with was fascinating to me.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

No quirky writing habits unless you count petting my dog, eating Mike & Ikes, and utilizing my new standing desk.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Speak your truth. Live your truth. Be kind to others and do deeds of kindness wherever you go.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

The Perfect Series drills down to one thing-YOU ARE ENOUGH. Bumps, bulges, and baggage. You’re still beautiful inside and out.


Beth Gelman is the author of the new book Making Perfect Sense

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