Monday, November 9, 2015

BLOG TOUR TIME! Q&A with Hilary Grossman, author of Plan Bea

On this chilly morning in Western NY, I had the opportunity to sit down with my dear friend Hilary Grossman.  Hilary thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me this morning on One Book at a time!

Hilary, let me begin by telling you, I can’t say enough amazing things about Plan Bea - AMAZING! - where did you come up with the story line for this book? WOW!  Thanks so much Bethany! You have no idea how much that means to me!

My good friend and neighbor lost his wife to Cancer a few years ago.  About a year after she passed away he met and fell in love with another woman. At first, it was difficult for me to see him with her.  But as their relationship developed I witnessed changes in him. He took up new hobbies and seemed happier than I ever saw him. Their relationship got me thinking about the power of second chance romance.  Could falling in love allow a cold, stubborn, and selfish women open her heart back up to her family?

Plan Bea is about a mother and daughter whose relationship was destroyed by secrets, lies, and misplaced blame.  When the mother, Bea, falls in love again, she enlists her daughter, Annabel, to help plan her wedding.  As the two women work together to plan the perfect affair, their relationship is tested further in this emotional and authentic story of redemption.

A fun fact is I came up with the idea for the book while working out :)

If a film studio decided to pick it up, what actors and actresses would you like to see cast in each role?  (Lila is totally available for her cameo appearances, just putting it out there <3)
This is hard, because I am so bad at remembering actor’s names, but here goes….

Bea would be Diane Keaton
Walter would be Harrison Ford (I am shocked he is 73 – thank you google)
Cole would be Bradley Cooper
Annabel’s would be played by Megan Fox

Each of your books have been so different, is there a third book in the mix and what is it about?  Any juicy details you can share with me (and your fans of course)?

There is a third book in the works, Plan Cee, which is the sequel to Plan Bea.  Cecelia Reynolds is Annabel’s best friend.  Twenty years have passed since she last saw Keith, the man of her dreams. When he appears at the wedding she is left wondering if she abandon her present for her past… All the characters from Plan Bea will return plus some new ones…

I can't wait to read it!  So exciting!

If you and I were hanging out for a fun day on the island, Long Island that is, what would you recommend doing? (BTW I will say I love the Hamptons, that may have to fit into the mix)
Well…. I have a strange feeling if you and I were hanging out together on Long Island, or anywhere, we’d probably forget our surroundings and talk non-stop the entire time.  But if I had to pick a place I would take you out east to tour the wineries.  Of course we’d have to stop off at the outlets for some retail therapy on our way.

And yes, the Hamptons are great, but I would want to show you the beach community I call home.  It is just as beautiful, but much smaller and very low key. It is the kind of town where you can walk around in pajama bottoms and no makeup.  And it is less then an hour away from NYC.

Time to start looking at plane tickets for the summer!  HAHA

And last but certainly not least,  what do you do after a long, stressful day at work and writing, to just sit back and unwind? 
My days are pretty long. I wake up at 5:30 so I have time to catch up on social media and blogs before work. My office is over an hour away from my home, and I usually am at my desk for at least nine hours (I am a CFO of a beverage alcohol company by day).  By the time I get home, I can’t look at a computer.  To relax first I take a shower to wash the day off of me.  Then I usually have a glass of wine with my husband while we chat and listen to music.  Then we make dinner together.  I love to cook. I do all my writing on the weekend, and believe it or not, writing is a HUGE stress reliever for me.

Links to purchase Plan Bea:
Amazon US  
Amazon UK 
Barnes and Noble  

Social Media Links for Hilary:
Amazon Author Page  

Another book by Hilary:


Hilary I want to thank you again for taking time out to chat with me today!  I am a bit under the weather, so this really helped brighten up my morning!
I can't wait for you to stop by again with Plan Cee!  

Have a great week everyone!  





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