Interview with Tamara Lush, author of Constant Craving
06 Nov 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, Constant Craving?
This is the book of my heart. I love second-chance romances and wanted to write something that was angsty and super sexy. I also wanted to create two strong, stubborn characters who are passionately perfect for each other — but are reluctant to admit it.
What’s the last book you read?
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. I actually didn’t like any of the characters, but author Bryn Greenwood is such a good writer that she made me care. That’s the kind of book I love – when a writer is so good that you are immersed in a world and consume the words in one sitting.
Who is your favorite couple from literature?
Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Tragic, flawed and doomed.
You’re hosting a literary dinner party. Which three writers are invited?
Cheryl Strayed (Wild), Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist) and L.S. Hilton (Maestra, Domina). Bonus invite: Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird)
BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?
The ability to stay away from the internet for long chunks of time.
How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Reading, napping and snuggling with my husband and dogs.
What scene in Constant Craving was your favorite to write?
When Rafael, the hero, kisses Justine for the first time in the book. It’s the first time they’ve kiss din eleven years, and I wanted to convey the longing, anger and need in that one kiss. I wrote and rewrote that scene so many times. I knew I did my job when a reader said, “it was beautiful and so emotional. I started crying.”
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Under promise and over deliver.
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