Let’s give a warm, Southern welcome to our very first spotlight author, Rachel Radner!
What is the title of your book?
Frozen in the Night, coming in 2018
What is the blurb?
Two actors from the 1960’s who absolutely hate each other wake up 52 years in the future after being cryogenically frozen. As they navigate their way through this new world, they realize that their path to salvation may be each other.
Who are your favorite authors that inspire you?
Gilda Radner, Renee Carlino, Kasie West, John Green, Jennifer Niven, Jennifer Armentrout, Alessandra Torre, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, J.D. Salinger, Alexander Hamilton
What are some books you have read recently?
Bad at Love (Karina Halle), Eliza and her Monsters (Francesca Zappia), and Ghosted (J.M. Darhower). Favorite book of the year was What to Say Next (Jennifer Niven).
What are some books you can’t wait to be released?
I’m always looking out for Renee Carlino to release a new book! And pretty much any new YA/NA romance.
Do you do any special research for this book?
For Frozen in the Night, the book pulls from a lot of my experiences as an actress. I definitely couldn’t have written it without working in the business. For my YA romance series that I’m working on, my research was the awful years I spent in high school (not even joking).
Is there any chance of a sequel?
Frozen in the Night is a stand-alone. I have a tiny idea for a sequel, but I don’t think I’m going to focus on that until I get through all the other projects that are calling me. For my YA romance, yes! I’m almost finished with the first draft of the sequel, and I’m planning on writing a third book. Hopefully, I’ll release these books by the end of 2018.
What are you writing right now?
I’m finishing the YA sequel, and then I’m going to rework my adult romance book.
Is there anything you want to show us?
This is Daisy, my writing partner.
This is my writing space.
Are you an outliner or a pantser?
I do a combination of both. Usually, I outline the book I’m about to write first to gauge whether it’s going to work, and so I have a direction for where I’m headed. Then, I start writing with every intention of using the outline. But I almost always go off the rail because you don’t know how certain things are going to play out. Sometimes the characters bring you in different directions than you intended.
Tell us your favorite quote or line from your book?
“Hate is a strong word don’t you think?” Robin asked, the question ending in a whisper. They paused, and Ava could feel herself being drawn closer to him. His head leaned forward, and then his mouth just barely touched hers. She could feel an energy sweeping over her, taking control of her body as they were suddenly pressing their lips into each other. It seemed as if they were filming one of their kissing scenes together. Except this was reality. She pulled away, and they stared at each other for a moment.
Robin’s lips parted, his brows knitted together.
He’s as confused as I am.
Any one last thing you would like to share?
I’m a former actress turned writer, and my experiences tend to bleed into my fiction.