Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
What was the last book that you read that you’d now recommend?
I just re-read It Happened One Summer by Tessa Baily and it’s such a fun summer romance read.
Have you read any classics lately that you were reading for the first time?
I actually just read Little Women for the first time. I’ve seen all the movie and TV adaptations, so I figured it was time go to the source.
Do you re-read books And if yes, what was your last re-read?
I definitely do! I may or may not have re-read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne three times.
What are your go-to genres?
Romance, romance, and more romance lol.
What is your favorite childhood book?
When I was little, I constantly read a book called I Am A Bunny at my grandma’s house, and even thinking about it now brings up such happy memories.
What books are on your bedside table right now?
Booked On A Feeling by Jayci Lee and Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan.
Do you bookmark or dogear your page in a book?
Bookmark all the way.
What is your ideal reading setting?
On my couch, under a blanket when it’s snowing outside would be dreamy.
Tell us about your favorite indie bookstore?
I just had my Ciao For Now virtual release event with Meet Cute Bookshop in San Diego and they were absolutely wonderful.
What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
I remember when I was young, I saw my mom tearing up while she was reading a book, and when I asked her what was wrong, she said, “Nothing, this is just a really good book.” I seldom saw my mom cry, so seeing that side of her while reading was very memorable to me.
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I took my sister with me to The Strand in NYC, and we each bought a book and then read while we had a picnic in Central Park. It was such a magical bookish day.
Where do you get most of your writing and editing done?
Honestly, at my dining room table lol.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Probably both. The work itself can be exhausting, but then I’m so invigorated and happy when I’m super productive.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Currently, just the rom-com I’m now working on.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I sometimes do. It’s so nice to hear the incredibly kind words people say about your books, but then I sometimes also like to peek at them so I can figure what I can do better or improve upon for my next book.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t be so hard on yourself and really try to have fun with the process.
When you’re not reading or writing, what are you doing?
Hanging out with my family or binge-watching reality TV shows.
What are your three favorite things right now?
Iced tea, the writing nook I set up in my room, and Schitt’s Creek.
What is your favorite travel destination and why?
I have to go with Italy. It’s so romantic and beautiful, and as I went there to study abroad and then again on my honeymoon, it brings back magical memories for me.
What’s your favorite meal and go-to drink order?
Probably a cheeseburger, fries, and a Coke.
What six people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Excluding family members, I’d pick Kate McKinnon, Oprah, Dan Levy, Michelle Obama, Jane Austen, and Nancy Meyers.
If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be, and who would play you?
Definitely a rom-com! And in my dream world, Zoey Deutch would play me.
What’s the last TV show or movie you watched that was really good?
I watched a movie called About Time and it was so sweet and romantic, and it made me cry.
You have to sing karaoke; what song do you pick?
Oh, this is a tough one. I’d be a background singer for my sister’s rendition of any and every song of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour setlist.
If you were being taken to a deserted island and could only bring one book, what would it be?
These questions are so hard! I’m going to go with The Hating Game.