Interview with Willow Rose, author of Ten Little Girls

12 Jul 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, Ten Little Girls?

Ten Little Girls is a heart-stopping thriller. It will grab you and won’t let you go again. It’s the story of ten little girls who go missing on their way home from school on the same day in Cocoa Beach. All girls belong to the same school. My main character Rebekka Franck is one of the moms waiting at the bus stop when realizing her daughter is not on the bus.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have always told stories. Even as a child I used to tell stories to my friends in school and make them forget to go outside and play for recess. For many years I thought everyone had all these characters and stories inside of them but once I realized that it was a gift, I began writing them down.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

These are the five books/series that I believe have influenced me the most:

  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  • Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Stephen King: Why on earth did you let that boy die in Cujo? I loved that book till it happened. Then I threw it across the room. Only book I have ever done that to. Only book that ever made me want to throw up.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Everything. I love how it makes me feel. How happy it makes me. I don’t know what I would do if I could never write again.

What is a typical day like for you?

As soon as the kids are on the bus, my husband and I walk the dog. After that, I sit down at the computer and write till my kids come back home in the afternoon. I usually take the weekends and holidays off to be there for my children. It’s pretty much an ordinary and very stable work-schedule.

What scene in Ten Little Girls was your favorite to write?

There were many. But probably the one where we figure out who is behind the kidnapping and why. That’s always the most important part of my books. It’s not just about who, but why they did what they did.

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

I am a Christian, so I mostly live by what I believe God wants for me, how he wants me to live. But I do like to quote C.S. Lewis and say:
Don’t let your happiness depend on something you might lose.

Willow Rose is the author of the new book Ten Little Girls

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