Sharing The Love

Sharing The Love: A.N Verebes

I’m trialling the concept of blog sharing with other romance authors, and I really like the idea of the Author Interview format. In the spirit of playing fair, I thought I’d also answer some of the questions I’ve set up and kickstart the new blog!

Here goes!

Q1: If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

PIZZA! There’s no contest there. And, because I like to find loopholes in these things, I feel like I could change the toppings around to keep my taste buds entertained. Seriously, it’s such a versatile meal! Starter? Garlic pizza. Main? Any topping laden pizza of your choice. Dessert? Nutella and marshmallows and fresh strawberries on a sweet dough base. Pizza is life. (I may have put too much thought into this answer.)

Q2: What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?

A huge thank you for not suing me? Lol. Everett, in particular, is a fantasy amalgamation of a few actors that I’ve had little celebrity crushes on. (I have a type.) It’s not that creepy that I built a dream man out of the fantasy versions of a few real ones, right? Riiiiiight?

Q3: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

I’m on the downward stretch of drafting Book 2 for publishing. Book 3 was half-written and then set aside when the plot bunny for Book 2 leapt all over me. I have a paranormal romance that I’ve half written and all but abandoned (it’s in dire need of a rewrite) and another contemporary romance plotted out. Let’s not mention the fanfics currently hiding in my One Drive vault, either.

Q4: What is your writing Kryptonite?

I am easily distracted. You know Dug from Up? I’m Dug. I can be in the middle of writing and …squirrel! Shiny new ideas and plot bunnies tend to sway me from what I should be writing.

Q5: If you’ve ever met a celebrity, describe that encounter. (You don’t need to name the celebrity if you don’t want to.)

I like the way this question ties in with the plot of Handle With Care, lol.

In 2018, for our 10th wedding anniversary, we went on our dream holiday to the USA, and as part of that, my husband gave me a front row ticket to see the Broadway production of The Boys In The Band while he took our then 4 year old off to explore NYC together as just ‘the boys’. After the show, hubby encouraged me to wait in the line at the stage door, and there I met Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer.

Both men were insanely sweet to their fans. I’m pretty sure I made a fool of myself in front of Andrew Rannells (my 4 y.o. was excited to tell him that “Mummy and Daddy let me watch you singing on YouTube! I love Book of Mormon!” and Rannells was incredibly patient in taking a photo with him) and my hands shook like crazy when I took a selfie with Matt Bomer. I might have babbled at him and told him that his performance in The Normal Heart absolutely broke me. He was so good-natured about my fangirling! (Poor guy! Sorry Mr Bomer!) I floated on air for the rest of the night.

That time I met one of my idols. Please excuse the blurriness. My hands were shaking and there was a huge crowd, so I rushed it. No regrets!

Hubby earned himself SO many brownie points for encouraging me to do that, haha!

And that’s my attempt to Share The Love and some fun information about me. I hope you enjoyed it! And, if you’re a romance author and would like to join me in Sharing The Love, click THIS LINK to sign up, and click HERE for Ts & Cs.

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