Interview with Isabella Anderson
Isabella it's so great to have you on my blog, let's begin by talking about your new book Cards From Khloe's Flower Shop. Can you tell us a little about it?
Thank you! My upcoming book, Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop was written during my second time to participate in NaNoWriMo (where one writes a book—50,000 words in thirty days). The writing came easy, but it’s been a struggle to edit because it’s different from my debut novel, The Right Design. Here’s the official blurb of Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop, which I’m excited to announce will be released this summer!:
As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she's kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interested is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all…
Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, sending herself flowers from him to feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. Gabby Lewis, a recently widowed senior, isn't ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor's guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again.
As these stories intertwine through flowers and cards sent from Khloe's shop, the three women begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.
Where do you come up with your ideas for books?
Since I was a child, I’ve had a very vivid imagination, and I wanted to do and be so many things. That being said, my main heroine and hero in my books are often based on people who I’ve been/wished I’ve been/will be, along with things I would’ve done if life’s path would have turned differently. It’s definitely fun being an author. :)
I am also super excited to talk about your blog tours! I now have the chance to work with you in that area as well, how has the venture been?
Thank you for your participation in the tours, Bethany! This is a new adventure for me and I’m very excited about the upcoming features. I’d love to thank Samantha March at Chick Lit Plus for helping the idea of Goddess Book Tours come to life, (if anyone’s interested, follow #GoddessTours on Facebook and Twitter). If anyone’s an author or blogger and would like to sign-up, here’s a link to my site, Chick Lit Goddess.
When you aren't writing or promoting, what do you like to do for fun in your down time?
I love spending time with my hubby, playing board games, drinking wine and margaritas, and cheering on my Texas Rangers!
Do you have any new books brewing or ideas for new ventures you are working with currently?
At the moment, I’m working my third book. It’s about a small-town woman who winds up in New York, only to be caught between her first love (a rancher/cowboy) and live-in boyfriend (a pediatric cardiologist). While it’s fiction, it’s one of the most real books I’ve ever written. I’m only about 100 pages into it, so I’m looking forward to continuing to write it—that is once Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop is published.
Thank you so much Isabella for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me on my 1st Blogiversary! I hope to talk again soon!