We had the privilege of being able to ask author Joanne Schwehm some questions before her newest book release, Gripped. Find out more about one of our favorite authors below:
PP: Where did you find your inspiration for Gripped?
JS: I was watching the 2013 Masters Tournament – more specifically, Adam Scott (who happened to win that year) and thought, I need to write a book about a hot golfer. Granted, it’s taken me a while, but that’s what inspired Gripped and Dane Prescott.
PP: How would you describe Dane and Beverley in a few words?
JS: Dane lives for golf and Beverly avoids it. But as you know, opposites attract.
What message do you hope readers get from reading this novel?
JS: Stay true to yourself.
PP: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
JS: Keep writing and don’t give up. Also, you can learn something every day. The library and Google are your friends.
PP: If you could choose any actors to portray Dane and Beverley, who would you choose?
JS: Pro-golfer, Adam Scott and Odette Annabale as Beverly.
PP: Top 3 favorite romance novels?
JS: Never too Far (Rosemary Beach Series) by Abbi Glines, Throb by Vi Keeland and Come A Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre
PP: If you could travel any where in the world, where would you go?
JS: Taromina Italy
PP: One thing most people would be surprised to know about you?
JS: I don’t know. I’m pretty much an open book.
PP: What’s the last show you binge watched?
JS: Ink Masters. Which is really weird because I don’t have tattoos. I just find the artwork fascinating.
PP: Christian Grey or Jamie Dornan?
JS: Aren’t they the same? Just kidding. I’d take Jamie.
PP: Kill, Marry, or Shag? Options: Dane Prescott, Drake Prescott, and Ryker Jeffries.
JS: Oh wow! Let’s see. I’d shag them all and to be honest, they’d all make awesome husbands.
PP: Who is your celebrity crush?
JS: The list is long but if I had to pick one, I’d say Derek Jeter.
PP: Best relationship advice?
JS: Always be honest.
PP: Favorite author?
JS: I have way too many to list.
What are 3 things you can’t live without?
JS: My family, my friends and my phone (with an eReader app of course).
We feel like we know so much more about her and love how down to earth she is. Gripped is available NOW! You can find all the links below: