Welcome, today we are talking with Rachel Brimble! I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy writing schedule to answer a few questions.
First, I think it’s important for readers to get a little insight on an author that they don’t necessarily get from your professional bio. You’d be surprised at what readers connect to, and sometimes the simplest ‘I can relate to that’ grabs their interest where nothing else can.
Can you share a little something about Rachel Brimble that’s not mentioned in your bio on your website?
Hmm, well, as well as being a writer, my other creative outlet is knitting. I am a knitting nut! I absolutely love it and if I could choose a second career, it would be knitting for a living. Knitting also works in perfect tandem with my other love…TV!! I am a TV addict and love US shows like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Madam Secretary…the list goes on. I also love period dramas like Downton Abbey, Poldark and Outlander.
What are your favorite:
animal – dog
food – scallops
movie – Forrest Gump
TV show – Scandal
Actor – Tom Hanks
singer – Bruno Mars
author – Nora Roberts
What are your pet peeves?
Prejudice of any kind – I can’t stand anyone thinking they are above or below anyone else for ANY reason.
Who is your hero?
My husband – he’s kind, considerate, funny and a great dad to our teenage daughters. He has been my constant support whether personally or professionally and I love him to bits!
Give us one thing on your bucket list.
To see the Northern Lights of Alaska
What would readers find surprising about you?
I haven’t had a professional haircut since my wedding day…nineteen years ago. I can get away with my teenage daughters giving it a trim from time to time. I’m sure I’ve saved a LOT of money over the years!
If you could go to heaven, who would you visit?
My nans – I realize now how much experience and wisdom they had and how I never took the time to sit down and listen to their stories. I hope they’d be proud of my achievements if they were here today.
Any bad habits?
I enjoy far too much white wine!
What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?
I have a lot of really curly hair and I was walking through town with my best friend one day and a pigeon got its claws caught in my hair. I was hysterical while my friend was bent double with laughter…maybe it was funnier for her than me, lol! Thankfully, this was way before cell phones and You Tube!
Now that our readers know a little bit more about Rachel Brimble, let’s get down to the business of Ethan’s Daughter, book seven in your Templeton Cove Series.
Please tell us a little bit about Ethan’s Daughter.
Ethan’s Daughter is book 7 in my ongoing Templeton Cove series with Harlequin Superromance (all books can be read stand-alone). It is a romantic suspense story and reviewers are saying it has everything: romance, intrigue, thrills and twists. It’s one of my favorites in the series and I especially love Ethan’s Daughter, Daisy.
I see that you plan eight books in the series. What’s the title of your final installment and can you tell us a little bit about it?
Book 8 is titled, A Stranger In The Cove, and revolves around a newcomer to town, Mac Orman. He arrives in Templeton, angry and looking for someone. Unfortunately, one of the first people he meets is my heroine, Kate Harrington, who is determined to find out what he’s up to and who is his unfortunate target. That target is the town’s matriarch and my all-time favorite character, Marian Cohen…but I can’t say WHY he’s looking for her. You’ll have to wait for the book! It’s out January 2018.
What are the other titles in the Templeton Cove Series?
#1 Finding Justice
#2 A Man Like Him
#3 What Belongs To Her
#4 Christmas At The Cove
#5 Her Hometown Redemption
#6 Saved By The Firefighter
#7 Ethan’s Daughter
What was your hardest challenge writing this series?
Keeping a handle on all the characters! I think my cast runs to around 35 characters in total, including the 16 heroes and heroines. I have enjoyed writing this series SO much and really sad to have to say goodbye.
Any other works in progress?
My next book is coming from the Wild Rose Press in November. If I Want You is a stand-alone romantic suspense revolving around a child abduction and a race against time to find her.
Any advice for aspiring authors?
Write, write and write some more! The only way to learn your craft is to practice and submit your work. I also recommend trying a few of the first chapter contests offered by Romance Writers of America – it’s a great way to get feedback and/or get your work in front of an editor. Oh, and give yourself permission to write a crappy first draft. Getting to the end is key!
Thank you so much for having me here today and I really hope your visitors will give my books a try and let me know if they enjoyed them.
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