Author Interview – Rachel Dove

I am a wife, mother of two boys, avid reader and writer of words. I sometimes sleep, always have eye bags and dream of retiring to a big white house in Cornwall, with 2 shaggy dogs, drinking wine on my seafront balcony whilst creating works of romantic fiction. All done with immaculate make up and floaty dresses. 

In the meantime I nearly always remember to brush my hair, seldom have time to look in a mirror and write many, many to-do lists. I write fast paced sexy medical romances for Mills & Boon, and contemporary fiction and romantic comedies for HQ Digital. I always have a few books in progress, and am always jotting down new shiny ideas to torment myself with. Rachel Dove Bursary founder – RNA since 2018.
Writers Bureau Writer of the Year – first place 2016

(a) What inspire you to write a book?

I have always loved reading, writing and books from a very early age. I love how worlds are created in the pages! The inspiration for this book is something that has been in my mind a long time, and the news about domestic violence levels rising during lockdown urged me to write it.

(b) Do you write full time? if yes, is it tiring to write day in day out?

I do write full time yes, around my teenagers. It is tiring, and I don’t always feel so inspired, but every day my head is always working on the next book or scene. The characters talk to me, which sounds weird but it’s true!

(c) Which of the book that the story plot touches you the most and the hardest for you to let go?

Saying goodbye to the characters at the end of the book is the worst. I’ve spent a lot of time telling their story, and sometimes I am not ready to let go once the story has ended. I love the angst and euphoria of falling in love.

(d) Do you read other author’s book specifically from the same industry as you?

I love romantic fiction, I write a lot of romance and a lot of other genres too. When I am working on a book though, I don’t read any romance to keep my own voice clear. I love a good thriller and textbooks are my jam. I often research through books for my next book whilst writing the current one.

(e) Which part of the writing process that you find it hardest to go thru i.e. from writing to the published book?

The muddy middle – writing the middle part of the book is the part I hate the most – I write in a very linear way so I don’t tend to skip from scene to scene.

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