Curtis Edmonds

Biography

Curtis Edmonds is a writer living in central New Jersey. He has written two novels, WREATHED, appearing in November 2014, and RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, published in 2013. His short fiction has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Big Jewel, and Untoward Magazine.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
WREATHED is a humorous contemporary romance based very loosely on an old George Jones song. The song, of course, is the classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," which is about a man who dies of sorrow and loneliness, but is redeemed at the end when his lost love shows up to pay her respects at the funeral. |

This is, you understand, perhaps not the most promising beginning for a humorous contemporary romance. But I think I've made it work by focusing on the next generation and the romance between the nephew of the deceased, and the daughter of the lost love. Whether it works or not is largely up to the reader, but I hope people will enjoy the book.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing movie reviews twenty years ago, mostly because it was cool to have people read anything I'd written, and I thought I was getting good at it. I think I was good at it, but there are an unGodly lot of people out there writing movie reviews, and most of them are good, and the competition for an actual job doing that is just insane. I switched over to book reviews in about 2004, because it was easier to get free books than free movies.

I started writing novels in 2001. The first two weren't any good, and I didn't even try to self-publish them (and won't). I started work on the third one in 2010, I think, and self-published it (after a lot of delays and reworking) in 2012.
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Books

Wreathed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,270. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Wendy Jarrett's mother dragged her to a mysterious funeral, Wendy wasn't expecting to meet the man of her dreams. But Wendy felt an immediate attraction to Adam Lewis, the nephew of the dead man. But when a fight over an inherited beach house threatens to separate Wendy and Adam, she has to take action to answer the unresolved questions about Adam's crazy uncle in order to find true love.
Rain on Your Wedding Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY is a modern Southern Gothic novel about Will Morse, a former NFL player and Coca-Cola executive who finds refuge in a cabin in the North Georgia mountains after being wrongly accused of murder in the tragic suicide of his daughter Trixie. Will struggles to deal with his guilt and regret as he tries to reconnect with his daughter Alicia on the eve of her wedding.

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