About the Author
Pepper’s first novella arrived in March as part of a Love at First Laugh novella compilation and her novel, Just the Way You Are, releases on April 6th – a funfilled Britallachian romance! Both books are up for preorder on Amazon.
1. What are some of your favorite books/authors?
Oh my goodness, there are so many to list! Let me choose a FEW of my favorites - how about that? I LOVE lots of different books. As far as classics, I really enjoy Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, LM Montgomery, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Mary Shelley, and Louisa May Alcott. More modern 'classics' on my shelf are books by Laura Frantz, Siri Mitchell, Denise Hunter, Deanne Gist, and Julie Lessman.
2. What is your favorite show to binge watch?
Victoria, Downton Abbey, Christy, Poirot...um...I have a historical bent, I see.
3. What inspired the story for Just the Way You Are?
Um...not sure! I suppose it all started when I was watching an interview with actor Richard Armitage. He was such a kind, gentle-man, it made me wonder...what kind of woman would a guy like THAT be looking for?
A week or so later, I was washing the dishes, closed my eyes, and saw this red headed woman toting a pink bag through Heathrow International Airport. Once I figured out who she was, I asked her "Why are you in England?" As the answer began to emerge, I realized...SHE was the perfect match for my brooding, British hero!
4. What is up next for you in the writing world?
Well, I'm pleased to say that my second book in the Mitchell's Crossroads series is coming up in November. I hope to have a historical and contemp novella arriving in 2018 along with the second book in THIS series. Other than that...I'm just waiting to see what God wants to unveil next :-)
5. What do you want readers to take away from reading Just the Way You Are?
God dreams BIG for his kids - much bigger than our vision. We give up too quickly, but His plans for our lives may lead through valleys of heartache, but he's certain to bring us to places of joy as we learn to trust more and more in Him.
Character Sketch of Eisley Barrett and Wes Harrison
Eisley is a single mom of three adorable kids. She had her heart broken by her unfaithful ex-husband. Having already struggled with insecurities from being the sister of a brilliant twin, she has a lot of self-doubt and some pretty funny internal dialogue. Eisley has a great sense of humor, fierce loyalty to family and a massively compassionate heart.
Wes' past is filled with poor choices from his life in the spotlight. His family's faith held him together after tragedy struck, but the dynamics of those choices left him jaded and suspicious. He has a tender and protective heart, and deep down WANTS to believe in finding true love, but his life in the limelight keeps him doubting the possiblity...until he meets Eisley Barrett :-)
Thanks so much for letting me hang out with you and talk books and romance and...maybe even a little swooniness. You know how I love those topics ;-)