Interview with Tracey Jerald, Author of Free to Reunite

21 Sep 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Free to Reunite?

Here’s my truth; I was bullied. I had loved ones hazed. This book is inspired by the journey I, myself, traveled to arrive at my own HEA.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Free to Reunite, what would they be?

Dave Matthews Band: “Grey Street,” Kygo, OneRepublic: “Lose Somebody,” Switchfoot: “Dare You to Move,” Fall Out Boy: “Centuries,” Taylor Swift, and Chris Stapleton: “I Bet You Think About Me.”

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

I love reading romance. If I’m not reading my favorite, I can be found with a book of modern poetry or historical biographies.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

J.D. Robb’s Desperation In Death, Dyan Layne’s Drummer Boy, and Shari Ryan’s The Maid’s Secret.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Kelsey, a writer, has spent days tethered to her computer. After finding a much-needed shower, her best friend whips open the shower curtain to hold a discussion with her—naked—before they head to Café Du Monde. The scene gets me giggling every time I read it as they keep trying to one-up each other.

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

I need an iced coffee and multiple Coke Zeros lined up. Plus, I have to play one song on repeat for an entire writing session. I may drive my family bonkers as that can be anywhere from six to eight hours with a single track on repeat.

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

“You can walk straight through hell with a smile.” – Lyrics by The Script

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

Don’t let others rob you of life’s precious moments.


Tracey Jerald is the author of the new book Free to Reunite

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