Interview with Brooke Ramsey, Author of Olivia

02 Nov 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Olivia?

What would you do if your sister went missing and the police couldn’t find her? Would you wait for answers? Or would you find the answers yourself? Anna, the heroine in Olivia, is perhaps my alter ego. She is self-sacrificing, and courageous and goes after what she wants no matter what it costs her. She’s inherently flawed, yet my readers love her.

Anna was my inspiration for this story. Once I had ‘Anna’ in my mind, the rest of the story came together easily. While Anna’s personality and Christian Fiction might not seem to go together at first glance, Olivia is ultimately a story of healing, forgiveness, and doing what is right.

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

Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand.

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

I write the kind of books I like to read… Christian romantic suspense, and romantic thrillers.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Vanish by Lynn Shannon and Buried Deception by Amanda McKinney.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The final action scene… I grew up with two brothers and watched a lot of action movies! Edge-of-your-seat action scenes are always my favorite to write.

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

A completely silent room. I can’t stand any noise at all.

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

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

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

I want the characters to feel like friends. I want my readers to miss them when the book is finished.


Brooke Ramsey is the author of the new book Olivia

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