Interview with K. Bromberg, author of Faking It

07 Jan 2019

What can you tell us about your new release, Faking It?

Faking It is a bit more light hearted than the romances I usually write. It’s sexy and sweet and more on the romantic comedy side of things. The story starts out with a case of mistaken identity between the two main characters (Harlow and Zane) and the tension between them starts from there. A lie happens. And then another. And the next thing you know, Zane and Harlow are criss crossing the country on a tour bus while pretending to be a couple to help promote Zane’s new dating app. One promo stop after another, their fake relationship is put to the test, and before they know it, that undeniable chemistry they have might just be turning into something more. When the tour is over and the app is officially launched, will Zane and Harlow part ways or will they finally acknowledge their feelings are so much more than just pretend?

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always loved to write, but never thought it was something I could do professionally. Then in the midst of having three kids under the age of five, I started reading again when they’d (finally) fall asleep. One of the first books I picked up was Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I read the series and then thought I’d challenge myself to write a series too. I told myself that no one had to know I was doing it, but that I needed the mental challenge and the creative outlet. So I started outlining and writing my debut novel, Driven, and released it a year later in May of 2013. Little did I know what that decision would do to my life.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

My romance selection is too large to select from, so I’ll give the top 5 non-romance books:
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Sidney Sheldon. Looking back over your career, what is the one piece of advice you’d give yourself about plotting your novels?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love writing because it’s how I best express myself. When I talk, I often get tongue-tied or later think, ‘Oh, I should have said that!’ . . . but with writing I can. I can go back and finesse and perfect and then walk away and come back again until what I want to say is accurately expressed. It’s very satisfying to me. That and the ability to create and build worlds and characters with these words that tell a story and touch people somehow. It’s an incredible feeling.

What is a typical day like for you?

Typically I get my kids ready for school (they are ages 8, 10, and 13). They get dropped off at 9 am and then I come home, pick up the house (because it has to be clean before I can start working), and then I sit down to work. I’ll answer emails for a bit, but then force myself to start writing. I have to stop at 2:00-ish to go pick them up. I then am Mom to them (soccer practice, softball practice, homework, etc) until about 9:30 pm . . . and then back to writing until I hit my word count for the day. Some days that means an 11 pm bedtime. Others a 2 am one.

What scene in Faking It was your favorite to write?

I loved writing the hot air balloon scene in Faking It. It’s one of those surprise scenes I never outlined, but when I decided to write it in, I could feel the characters begin to shift and change and see each other differently. It’s one of those scenes that is needed in a book, but that you can’t always plan for. The characters begin to realize they like and mean something to each other.

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

This is a tough one . . . probably: Be the type of person that you want to meet.

K. Bromberg is the author of the new book Faking It

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