Interview with J. M. Unrue, Author of Love in Words and Music

13 Mar 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Love in Words and Music?

I had three objectives. I wanted to write a mature love story that was funny and moving. I wanted it to be quick and easy to follow, and I wanted it to be unique.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Love in Words and Music, what would they be?

Patricia would be Hot Blooded by Foreigner and Brad would be Steady My Heart by Kari Jobe.

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

I don’t write in any specific genre. This is my eighth book and they’re all different. My favorite ‘mind candy’ is horror. I’ve never written horror and probably won’t. I just enjoy it.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I’ve tried to explain this before but I don’t read at all when I’m writing and I’ve been writing constantly for the past decade. Occasionally, I’ll reread Koontz or King on my Kindle. I did read a very interesting book called The Five last year. It dealt with the women who were victims of Jack the Ripper. Gave them substance.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Their son’s wedding scene. It’s hysterical.

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

I write on a reclining sofa on my laptop, I’m completely relaxed when I write; I drink a lot of coffee, too.

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

Borrowed from Paul McCartney…’Something will happen’. It dates back to their pre-success days when they ran their old van into a ditch. It’s a laid-back version of ‘trust the universe’.

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

That these people are real. If nothing else, there isn’t a dishonest line in it.


J. M. Unrue is the author of the new book Love in Words and Music

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