O – Is Beth Fred, author of The Other Marlowe Girl, cheap or thrifty?
Beth wrote the first Marlow girls story one for an anthology, and when she missed the deadline, she published it anyhow. She wrote Kammy’s story, because she wanted more time with her characters. And she wanted Kammy to have a chance at redemption.
Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Yes! I love to travel, and I’ve always loved water. Something about water relaxes me.
Do spelling and grammer mistakes annoy you?
OMG yes! There is nothing worse than a really good story you can’t get into, because of countless grammatical errors.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I have my dream job! I love writing, and connecting with other writers and readers through my blog. It’s the best job in the world.
What Would You Do Right Now If You Had A Million Bucks?
PAY OFF MY STUDENT LOANS!!!! Set a aside money to pay for masters (I’ll be working on a MFA starting in Aug), and my little girl’s college, move back to Texas, start a writer’s room similar to the one in New York, and let my husband invest the rest.
Now, before we get to the last question, let’s look at Beth’s book …
When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite bar. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he’s her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past.
Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband’s drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her.
Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?
Favorite 6 sentences from the book
He cupped my face in his hand and leaned in inching his lips closer to mine. I’d never wanted anything so bad. He was so close I could smell the mint of his breath and feel the heat on my face, when he moved away from my face and hovered over my ear instead. Geez! What was he doing? Just kiss me already. He brushed my hair behind my ear and whispered, “I’m sorry. I forgot you asked me to wait until the fifth date.”
Before you go, one last question …
Are you cheap or thrifty?
I’m thrifty. No one wants to throw money away, but if I see a solid value in a product, I’m willing to pay for it. It’s about making good buying decisions. 😉
Congratulations, Beth! Good luck with The Other Marlowe Girl!
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