Friday, November 15, 2013

Interview with Chick Lit Author Greta Bondieumaitre

Greta Bondieumaitre is from St. Lucia, a small but lively island in the Caribbean. She started writing love stories between classes in high school to amuse her friends at lunch time. Ten years later, she published her first novel, "Her Heart's Desire". She later published, "Play Me A Love Song" and recently, "'Til I Find You". She describes writing during her post-high school years as, "self therapy". 

About the Book:

No one knows how bumpy the road to love is more than Tisha Cole. After years of excruciatingly embarrassing dates, the 25-year-old receptionist is ready to hand in her dating license, but her cynical cousin, Drew, will not let her. She knows that finding Mr. Right has always been Tisha’s ultimate goal in life and short of joining the search herself, Drew plans on doing whatever it is in her power to help Tisha find him. When they cross paths with two best friends and a very sexy entrepreneur, there’s a slight change in plans.

 Drew who has always been adamant about keeping her single status begins to doubt her immunity to Tisha’s lovesickness.

 Tisha has hit the jackpot with not one but two perfect dates! Where next will her quest for love take her when she decides to upgrade her relationship—with both men!

Two not-so-sweet cousins, three not-so-honest men. With the many potholes and crossroads along the way, will Tisha ever reach her destination?

Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

I try to spend as much fun time with my son as possible, I attend university, tend to my garden, my dogs and my cat, watch loads of movies and series online and of course I read!

When did you start writing?

I started writing in sixth grade. I wanted to publish my first book at thirteen‒didn’t work out like that though.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

Publishing my first novel. Seeing the book in print suddenly made it all official. My work was no longer only for my eyes or the eyes of those I chose to show it to; it was in the public’s eye. At first, that was a bit scary but I think I’m used to it now.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I would go to Ireland. I’ve always wanted to visit the place since I read Nora Roberts Irish series.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

I’d go to the gym! A good workout doesn’t only work on my body but gets my brain functioning better too.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

In Brazil.

Back to your present book, ’Til I Find You, how did you publish it?

I self-published.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

Didn’t have to. It is based in my home island but I have used past traveling experiences for previous books.

Why was writing ’Til I Find You so important to you?

Once I started thinking about it, I had to put it down on paper. The novel explores the theme of finding true love which is a very dominant theme in today’s society and I wanted to share my views on the subject. True love is hard to find but it is possible. It surprises you when you least expect it and it can come in any form.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

From watching people and speculating about their lives or from my own experiences. I’ve always believed in writing about what I know.

Any final words?

I hope that my readers enjoy ’Til I Find You as much as I enjoyed writing it.   

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