Below is a second interview from Audrey Wick, a contemporary romance author with a new romance novel coming out July 26th! Be on the lookout!
First, how did your debut book launch go? Was it everything you hoped it would be?
Yes! I enjoyed sharing my debut book Finding True North with the world. I was especially honored with a Writer’s Digest “Breaking In” profile and a Southern Writers Magazine “New Voice in Town” profile. I also talked about my book in several interviews, including my first in Author2Author
What was different about getting book two published vs book one? Anything to keep in mind?
With book two, readers have expectations. Since they’ve already been exposed to my voice and the Texas setting of book one, I needed to make sure I stayed true to that for book two.
What’s next? Anything cool you’re working on that you can share?
I’m always writing. I have a third connected story in the Texas Sisters series that I’d love to see published, but I also have a couple of new story ideas brewing for Tule Publishing. I also just finished a summer beach read manuscript that my agent is reviewing.
What is your favorite summer 2018 read?
I’ve had some great summer reading, including beach reads by Jamie Brenner and Elin Hilderbrand. Call Me American was a June debut memoir I just finished. I also got caught up with both of Celeste Ng’s books, Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. Also, your debut Kiss of the Royal was one me—and my cat!—enjoyed on release day.
Any great summer plans you care to share?
I just returned from a trip to Egypt, complete with a pyramid tour, temple adventures, and a Nile river boat excursion. For pictures, check out my Instagram page @WickWrites.
College professor Mallory Fredrick loves her job in a city that feels like home, but after a student attacks her on social media, she loses her peace of mind and confidence. When her college offers a sabbatical, she jumps at the chance to escape to her hometown in Texas.
Entrepreneur Alec O’Donnell specializes in helping people in crisis. He’s built his company and career on packing up lives as people start over. It’s just business until he meets Mallory. Something about the beautiful and fragile woman who still manages to hold on to her sense of humor affects him. As feelings develop, he realizes he’s not ready for her to move out of his life.
Can Mallory find peace, or will a second setback keep her from coming home for good?