Interview with Kirsten Osbourne, Author of Mail Order Mishap (Brides of Beckham)

14 Sep 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write the Brides of Beckham Series?

I’ve always loved historical romance and marriage of convenience stories. I’d read a few mail-order bride stories, and just fell in love with them, so I decided to try my hand at them.  

What’s your favorite scene from your new release, Mail Order Mishap?

I like the scene when they meet and go to the preacher to get married.  

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

When Grover discovers there will be a monster at the end of the book he is in, he becomes frightened and does everything he can to try to keep the reader from turning pages, only to discover that the monster at the end of the book is not only not frightening at all, but a fun monster.

What romantic couple from literature makes you swoon? Which one is over-hyped?

Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxane make me swoon. Romeo and Juliet are ridiculous children who are much over-hyped.

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

I read a lot of romance, but I also enjoy children’s books and young adult. I read within and outside of my genre. I will not read Western Historical romance, though, because I’m afraid I might accidentally take someone else’s idea, and that’s not something I will ever do.  

Do you have any quirky writing habits? Where did you write Mail Order Mishap?

I write everything sitting in my recliner in my living room. People milling around me and me throwing things at them…what a joyful way to make a living!  

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?  

The best advice I’ve received is that there is no wrong way to write. It doesn’t matter what the “experts” say.  

Kirsten Osbourne is the author of the new book Mail Order Mishap

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