Interview with Rochelle Allison, Author of The Sweet Spot

23 Mar 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Sweet Spot (Tanlines 1)?

I had the idea for Wren and Luca falling for each other at a boardwalk, and then getting separated, for years. But Wren finding her father through a DNA search came from a podcast I was listening to once. I thought it would be interesting to flesh out the emotions behind that.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Sweet Spot (Tanlines 1), what would they be?

“Come Back” by Delectatio, “Fire for You” by Cannons, “Her” by Majid Jordan, and “Don’t Fade” by Vance Joy. (I have an entire Spotify playlist, actually!)

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

Really depends on my mood. I love contemporary romance (like I write), but I also adore thrillers, YA/coming-of-age, and women’s fiction. I read a lot of books on spirituality and brain health/psychology as well.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan / Belladonna by Adalyn Grace / A Promised Land by Barack Obama.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The first kiss 😉

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

I like having tea or hard ginger candy. But I MUST have either total silence or chill music with no words.

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

A good one I keep by my desk is: “Every action I take is a vote for the kind of person I want to become.” – James Clear

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

The way it *felt*. I hope the imagery and character arcs leave them with a hopeful, lovey, golden feeling.


Rochelle Allison is the author of the new book The Sweet Spot (Tanlines 1)

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