Today’s featured writer is debut author Julie Evelyn Joyce! Learn some fun facts about Julie in this short Q&A.
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1. What genre(s) do you write?
Contemporary rom-coms full of quirky characters, witty banter, and romance that will rock your socks off!
2. Coffee or tea lover?
Tea, of course! You’ll know why soon enough. 😉
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
I’ve actually checked off a few items on my bucket list already–skydiving, whitewater rafting, publishing a novel…but I think my next bucket list item will be to swim with dolphins.
5. When I wake up every morning I…Wish that my imaginary husband would make me breakfast.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
My glow-in-the-dark retainers that I may or may not use to put on after-dark performances for close friends and family. 😀
Yep, I’ve got the upper and lower retainers. I am THAT cool.
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I play just about every sport out there, I can juggle four balls at once, and I’m a self-proclaimed karaoke queen (and dancing queen)!
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
By the time someone finishes a story of mine, I hope they’ll believe love can happen to anyone, anywhere. But most of all, I want them to have a giant smile on their face. Nothing makes me happier than making someone else happy. 🙂
9. What inspired you to write “Steeped in Love”?
In this case, it was more of a ‘who’ inspired me. First and foremost, my mother challenged me to write something bigger than the short stories I’d written in the past. She knew there was something special hidden inside of me, and my crit partner and BFF, Margaret, helped me to realize that something special by working with me from beginning to end on this book, from brainstorming to rounds upon rounds of editing. I wanted to write a story that was different, charming, quirky, and full of hope. I think Steeped in Love accomplishes just that. 🙂
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Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate.
Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.
Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.