Interview with Rose D'Andrea

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I assume you're not talking about a screaming bladder.
The fact that my job is staying home, writing, reading, and hanging out with fellow writers on my blog and Twitter.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading. Drinking decaf English Breakfast tea. Trying to ignore household chores. Usually all at the same time.
Other than that, I like to hang out with my husband, chat with my sisters, and compare books with my mother.
What was one of the first novels you read, and how did it impact you?
A Wrinkle In Time. The scene where they're in a world controlled by It, where everyone does everything at the same time, is why subdivisions give me the creeps.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything by Terry Pratchett. Same goes for Georgette Heyer's romances.
Other than that I'm pretty eclectic. I love romance, adventure, suspense, fantasy, young adult, children's books. Heck, I absorb every word on the back of my cereal box, I'll read anything. (As long as it's not too scary. No creeptastic books for me, thanks.)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Lately I have been reading works by my Twitter friends. So far I have not been disappointed.

Mostly though, I have to say I do judge a book by it's cover. It's not always the most reliable way of finding my next read, but, what can I say, I'm a magpie.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone. It's always in my purse or pocket. If I'm sitting in the back seat and the car ride is getting too long, out comes my 'book'. If I'm in the dentist's waiting room as a friend is under the drill, I'm flying through the pages of my latest download.
Who are your favorite authors?
Terry Pratchett
Georgette Heyer
Louis L'Amour
Laura Oliva
Elisabeth Wheatley
Laura Howard
Eli Hinze
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That feeling of being totally lost in the story. It's an amazing experience. I put in my ear buds, crank up my thunderstorm, and dive into another world. The characters become real people, the situations actually happen. The only hard part is typing fast enough to keep up.
That's when I'm in the flow of things. When I'm not's like pulling teeth to find the next word.
What would be your ideal setting for writing?
A cabin in the mountains. My husband is with me. He's reading in a recliner. I have a mug of tea, some munchies, no wifi, and no pets vying for my undivided attention.
What are you working on next?
Several things. I am hoping to have another book of poetry finished by this spring.
Then I'm working on a collection of very short steam punk stories which I hope to have out by the summer.
The novel I am currently working on is called 'I Killed Them, Mama'. It's something of a suspense with a happy ending. Sorry, I have no idea of when it will be completed.
Published 2013-12-17.
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Books by This Author

My Ignored Hamper and Other Bathroom Poetry
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
My Ignored Hamper and Other Bathroom Poetry is a small collection of clean poems about the bathroom. Starting with the poem entitled But This Isn’t and ending with When You Really Go Camping this little book with take you through many of life’s more interesting bathroom moments.