My Best Series #1
A lawsuit, an ex-husband, and a hotel full of men. Just another crazy day in the life of a single mom…
Tasha Gerome tries to find the funny side of her everyday disasters. It’s just about the only thing that gets the single mother of twins through her chaotic life. Well, that and a comfy pair of piggy slippers. But not everyone appreciates her brand of humor…
Her deadbeat ex-husband certainly doesn’t get her jokes as he returns to town to bother her and the twins. A famous doctor threatens her with legal action over a misunderstanding. And her mother is more concerned with Tasha’s single status than her humor, dragging her kicking and screaming back into the dating game…
One thing is for certain. Fixing her legal troubles, getting rid of her ex, and finding a new man will take a whole lot of laughter… and a little help from her family…
Which character would you like to be in this book?
Doug. A strange answer, but hear me out. Doug is the antagonist of the story. He is selfish, rude and flawed in so many ways. But he is the hero in his own (twisted) story. I think it would also be interesting to experience what it feels like to be a jerk without the guilt. Because in real life, I could never do the things he has done!
Do you always take a book/erader wherever you go?
I carry my e-reader with me all the time, and you can usually find a paperback book in my car. (I used to carry a book in my purse, but it got too heavy!) I also have at least one book, usually two, on my nightstand. I read a lot!
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
Bad one! (See answer to question number one above!) Bad guys follow a different set of rules than the good guys. I mean, look at Doug. He does whatever he wants to do without worrying about the consequences.
Do you prefer to read/write standalones or series?
I read and write both for various reasons.
From a reader’s perspective, I read standalones because they offer a completely new adventure. The possibilities are endless. I’m not limited by what I already know about the characters and I can immerse myself in a unique experience. I read series because there are times I want to return to the familiar. I want to know what to expect. A series is like comfort food for me as the reader.
From a writer’s perspective, a standalone allows me to write in a variety of genres. I’m not limited to writing only Women’s Fiction. I can try my hand at writing a thriller or a YA (I’ve written both, though neither haven’t been published yet.) But a series allows me to follow along with characters and see how they grow and change. For example, in My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story, the reader meets Tasha and discovers her wants and needs. The rest of Tasha’s family is introduced, but not in as much detail. In future books in the series, other characters will be explored. The next book in the series, My Best Decision – Sara’s Story, will focus on Sara, but the reader will see how Tasha’s life is progressing as well as how Libby and Blake are growing.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
I have an overstuffed chair tucked in the corner of my bedroom. I put my feet up on the ottoman, snuggle down under a fluffy blanket with my ice water or hot tea (depending on the season) and read until someone finds me.
Where can I find you wen you are not writing/reading?
Usually the laundry room. Just kidding. Sort of. Actually, I spend as much time as I can with my family. We have three kiddos so there is always a school event, practice, lesson, or laundry… something on our agenda. I also like to run and crochet, so I fit those in when I can. My husband and I enjoy traveling so you might find us exploring an antique store or a museum somewhere in Europe.
Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?
I can, but I can’t pass up a library! I grew up in a small town with no bookstore, but we had a fantastic library! Once a week, we took a trip to the library to check out books. Invariably, I finished mine before it was time to go back. As an adult, I move frequently, so it’s hard to keep as many books as I would like. I can always visit the library though and find a special treasure!
What are you most proud of?
I’m proud of the example I am setting for my kids. As a self-published author, my kids watch me learn new skills, meet deadlines and work when it isn’t convenient. They’ve seen firsthand what it takes to run a business. Whatever they decide to do when they get older, I’m proud of the fact they know that consistent hard work is at the root of it all.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
“Is this really happening?” It is such a surreal experience to hold your book in your hands. The months and sometimes years that it takes to get to the finish line can be daunting but when you finally launch a book, it is magical. And scary. But probably more magical!
What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Believe in yourself. It takes a lot of time and sacrifice to write a book, and you can’t afford to second guess yourself. Know that not everyone is going to like what you write. And that’s okay. I’m not writing for everyone, and aspiring writers need to know who their audience is. My tagline is “Women’s Fiction that makes you smile.” If I achieve that, then I’m happy with the work I’ve done.
Thank you, Carole Wolfe and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo
About the author
Carole Wolfe started telling stories in the third grade and hasn’t stopped since. While she no longer illustrates her stories with crayon, Carole still uses her words to help readers escape the daily hiccups of life. Her debut novel, The Best Mistake, follows a single mom as she stumbles through one mishap after another.
When Carole isn’t writing, she is a stay-at-home mom to three busy kiddos, a traveling husband and a dog that thinks she is a cat. Carole enjoys running at a leisurely pace, crocheting baby blankets for others and drinking wine when she can find the time. She and her family live in Texas.
Goodreads Author Page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19209162.Carole_Wolfe