Interview with Tracy March, Author of Should’ve Said No

23 Nov 2015
Tell us a little bit about your new release, Should’ve Said No.

Should’ve Said No is a lighthearted, modern-day mash up of Romeo and Juliet and the Hatfields and McCoys, with a little mystery, unexpected secrets, and serious sizzle between one of Colorado’s most eligible bachelors and the new “museum lady” in town.

Who is your favorite couple from literature?

The forbidden lovers Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter. I still root for them every time I read the novel as Hester wears the scarlet letter with quiet humility, and Arthur psychologically tortures himself. If only they could’ve sailed away to England with their daughter, Pearl, and lived happily ever after!

What will your next adventure be?

My husband and I love hiking to beautiful mountain vistas in the Rocky Mountains. Our next adventure will be climbing 14,440-foot Mount Elbert, the highest summit in the Rockies, and the second-highest summit in the contiguous United States after Mount Whitney. We’re super-excited since it will be the first “fourteener” we’ve climbed. Oxygen, please!

What books do you find yourself returning to again and again?

The Scarlet Letter is my favorite classic, and I reread it every few years. As for more modern books, I love Tana French’s literary mystery, The Likeness, and Alma Katsu’s The Taker, that combines historical, fantasy, romantic and suspense elements for an unforgettably epic tale.

What’s your favorite type of Dairy Queen Blizzard?

I’m not sure if this is awesome, or if it requires an intervention, but the staff at my local Dairy Queen knows me and my husband since our weekly date night includes a small Blizzard! I usually get a wacky, not-on-the-menu combo of ingredients and stick with it for a while. I enjoyed chocolate chip cookie dough, pie pieces, chocolate slivers, and caramel for a long time, but I’ve recently switched it up to Heath bar, pie pieces, and cocoa fudge. Delish!

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

I wish! If the extra hour was during the day, I’d spend it hiking or biking. I love being outdoors and active, experiencing the beautiful seasons in coastal Virginia. If the extra hour was at night, I’d spend it reading. My love of reading inspired me to become a writer. Yet now that I’m a writer, I have very little time to read.

What’s your favorite quote or scene from Should’ve Said No?

I wish! If the extra hour was during the day, I’d spend it hiking or biking. I love being outdoors and active, experiencing the beautiful seasons in coastal Virginia. If the extra hour was at night, I’d spend it reading. My love of reading inspired me to become a writer. Yet now that I’m a writer, I have very little time to read.

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

Be thankful. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, yet I’m a grateful, stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of person year-round. We live at such a fast and stressful pace. Taking a few moments to appreciate the beauty in the world and the goodness in people makes my days much brighter.

 

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Tracy March is the author of the new book Should’ve Said No.

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Should've Said No: A Thistle Bend Novel

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