Interview with Marquita Valentine, Author of After We Fall
in Author Interviews, News, Romance
30 Apr 2016
What can you tell us about your new release, After We Fall?
It’s truly a story about healing, about learning how to become you again, and of course, there’s a hot cop who helps the heroine, Evangeline, on her journey. The thing I love about him the most is that he isn’t pushy. Their relationship is on her terms and he respects that.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
My husband inspired me to take the chance instead of going back to teaching elementary school. Authors Sarah Cannon and Ava Stone encouraged me to try self-publishing in July of 2012 and gave me so much information that my head spun for days. Now I’m a hybrid author — I write for Random House’s Loveswept line and another small press while still maintaining an Indie publishing schedule.
Which books would we be surprised to find on your shelves?
The Mayflower Pact? I’m a huge political history buff and my concentration in college was history, so… anytime I can learn more about our nation’s past, I’m in. Yes, I am a nerd and proud of it.
What TV show have you binge watched?
Fuller House. I loved Full House as a child, so it was more than amazing to watch the “second generation” with my kids. Plus, they’re starting to say ‘how rude’ now. It cracks me up!
If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?
With my husband and kids.
Do you listen to anything while you write? If so, what’s your audio of choice?
I do not as a rule, but sometimes I’ll have Amazon’s Echo play one of my favorite country music stations on their iHeart Radio App.
What scene in After We Fall was your favorite to write?
Oh my gosh! There are so many, but the scene where Evangeline and Hunter have a sorta date at the dog park was the cutest and funniest ever. Hot cop, taco truck, and cuddly pooches — who wouldn’t love that?
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Be slow to anger and quick to forgive.
Marquita Valentine is the author of the new book After We Fall.
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