Brooke Williams

What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
“Someone Always Loved You” I was inspired by thoughts on coma patients…do they hear things? Do they have memories? What goes on in their mind when they are in the comatose state? I wanted to write a book that involved someone in a coma who DID have thoughts and memories and overheard things. I never knew what the book would look like or what would happen until the first scene came to me. After that, I felt like the characters involved in that one scene deserved to have a completed story!

Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
“Someone Always Loved You”

His first day on the job, ambulance driver Jay has a horrible accident. The victim of the crash is thrown into a coma and Jay keeps vigil by her side. As their lives, past and present intertwine; a story of love through time unfolds. An intricate drama including adoption, love, suspense, and plenty of questions, Someone Always Loved You is a novel that keeps the mind churning and the soul alive.

“Beyond the Bars”

Beyond the Bars is a tense story carried out with the classic ‘Rashomon effect’, in which multiple-viewpoint characters go through similar events, each with a different experience.

A homegrown terrorist rallies several terrorist organizations and convinces them to carry out a meticulous plan. The goal is to rid the country of so-called evil by targeting specific people by location. Using the latest in powerful, military-grade explosives, they set off coordinated blasts at three of the nation’s crowded bus terminals. Hundreds are killed. Fear sweeps the nation. Through five lead characters we see how their lives are disrupted by the terror campaign. Their worlds merge and intersect because of this frightening experience.

“Wrong Place, Right Time” available Dec 9th

Wrong Place, Right Time is a humorous, light romance about TV traffic reporter, Kate Covington. After admitting she is in love with her best friend, Brian, Kate barges into a Las Vegas wedding chapel to stop him from getting married. When the bride storms out, Kate see that she interrupted the wrong wedding. The groom, Chad Leida, who needs to marry before turning 30 in order to inherit his family fortune, has an intriguing offer for Kate. Marry him and spend a year as his wife for a million dollars. Kate, who is greatly in debt and believes her friend has already married considers the offer.

Once Kate makes her spontaneous decision, her life is on the fast track and the real adventure begins. Caught between two men, she begins to realize that though she turned up in the Wrong Place, she might have arrived just at the Right Time.

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“Accept this Dandelion” Available Feb 2015

Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host on a nearby secular station. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of “the Bachelor,” Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile. Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show, despite her bumbling audition. Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee. He gets a girl who doesn’t bow to his every whim…and a girl who opens his eyes to true, unexpected love.

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“Mamarazzi” available August 2015

Danica Bennett isn’t sure what she hates more…her job or the fact that she’s good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one being photographed. Add that to the fact that she’s falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.

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What drew you in to the romance genre?
I started out in general contemporary fiction and even wrote a thriller and a few Christian novels (God in the Kitchen, Taxi Delivery). A few years ago I attended a writer’s conference and really made a connection with an agent who specialized in the romance genre. In one of her classes she said that that genre is growing in leaps and bounds and if you can get your foot in the door with romance, you can gain an audience and then write whatever you want. I then wrote “Wrong Place, Right Time” and later secured a contract to publish it. I realized how much I enjoyed the genre and kept at it! I have two more romantic comedies under contract for publication now. My type of romance is what I like to call “cute little love stories.” They are clean and light-hearted, funny and uplifting. There are no heaving bosoms involved.

Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
I read all different genres including romance. I like thrillers, contemporary fiction, some romance, Christian fiction, even some YA novels. You name the genre and I’ve read something in it!

Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
I’m a mother of two girls and only have 1-2 hours a day to write. I can write a book in about a month, even with that little amount of time. When I get an idea, there’s no stopping it! It just comes out as fast as I can type! Before I got into writing I was in radio for 12 years, which is a very strange career for a huge introvert like me.

Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
I’m thrilled! It’s always a blast to meet new readers and share a passion for reading and writing with people. Online parties are so much fun because you can talk with people you never would have met otherwise.

What do you do to help with writers block?
I don’t get it very often, but occasionally I’ll write my characters into a corner and not really know where to take them from there. In those rare cases, I step away while keeping the situation in the back of my mind. Generally a solution comes to me when I least expect it…as I’m trying to get to sleep…putting up the Christmas tree…driving down the road, always sometime inconvenient!

If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
Fast, creative, funny

What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
I just use my real name. Williams is a generic enough last name and it sounds good with my first name. I worked under a radio name for so many years it’s nice to just be me!

If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
It would depend on the day you asked me that question, but today, I would say Heather Gudenkauf! I’ve loved all of her books and am currently reading her latest.

Many of the readers who will be seeing this interview and participating in the takeover will be new fans. If you had to describe your writing style and books in a single sentence what would it be?

Of the books I currently have on the market, “Someone Always Loved You” And Beyond the Bars” I would say…

My writing style is highly emotional, thoughtful, and covers a lot of different issues and topics in one fictional story.

Of the books I have under contract to be released in upcoming months, “Wrong Place Right Time,” “Accept this Dandelion,” and “Mamarazzi” I would say…

My writing style is uplifting and light-hearted designed to put a smile on your face and laughter in your heart.

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