Love and Ohana Drama is a romantic comedy that explores the challenges of family dynamics and reminds readers that there is always hope for a second chance. Sometimes the most challenging situations bring the most happiness . . .
Twenty-something Cora Fletcher is a book-loving public relations executive who lives with her overly Zen best friend and attention-loving cat. Newly single and focusing on her exciting career, she feels like she’s in a good place. She’s even been invited on an all-expenses-paid Hawaiian vacation! The only catch—it’s a family reunion . . . and her family can be a lot to handle.
Cora vows to not let that get in the way, but even before the family has boarded the plane, the ohana drama begins. As usual, there’s the sister-in-law who is bent on causing friction, the self-centered cousins, and the aunt who loves to party a bit too much. Her mother has filled the itinerary with endless activities, and she’s even invited Cora’s ex-boyfriend in an attempt to get them back together.
Although she feels overwhelmed, Cora gets a blast from her past that could impact her life forever. This is one welcome reunion she did not expect . . .
Will Cora make it through a week of family togetherness? And will she be able to say aloha to someone she thought was out of her life forever?
– When and where do you prefer to write?
When I first started in my career, I wrote at night. I’ve shifted to the mornings now. But, if I’m deep into a story I will write every chance I get.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
I write early in the morning, take a break to work out, and then return to writing/ marketing until school pick up.
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
Just water J (I’m incredibly boring!)
– What is your favourite book?
Ah… too many to list.
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
I currently write both Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery. I also have an idea for a Women’s Fiction novel. J
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
None of my characters are based on one specific person. I have combined personalities of people I’ve known to create new characters.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
Yes! Or I use my phone if an idea strikes when I’m out and about.
– Which genre do you not like at all?
I’m not a fan of horror or paranormal. I’m a big chicken. HA!
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
My book, One Way Ticket was co-written with the fabulous Kate O’Keeffe. It was such a fun experience.
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
Italy, Australia, the UK—so many places.
Thank you, Melissa Baldwin and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital.
She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level, and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of nineteen Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe.
When she isn’t deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.
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