07 June 2017

[Twenty Questions] STEPHANIE ROSE @StephRoseAuthor

We're baaack....

Stephanie Rose is here, My Little Pretties! She's dropped by to answer our Questions, and play show and tell with her books and all her links!
Check it out, then go grab all her books!
...if you haven't done so already.


Where did you grow up? 
Bronx, New York
Are you a morning person, or a night person? 
night
Why did you choose to write for the genre that you do? 
I love a good romance, with real characters. Not that I don’t love to read about billionaires or rockstars, but I like writing typical guys and showing how amazing they can be.
What is your favorite season or holiday? 
My birthday haha. My friends and family kid that I treat it like a holiday because it’s my favorite day of the year.
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go, and why?
 If I had to choose, Italy. I’d love to see where my family came from and from what I hear it’s a gorgeous place to go.
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone? 
I have two, one of my husband and son on my lock screen, Taylor Kinney on my home screen (he was my Nick muse and it sparked an obsession)
What are three things that you always keep handy at all times? 
My cell phone, baby hair clips to put the front of my hair back, and lipstick.
What inspires you, or where do you look for inspiration? 
The people I know always inspire me. There are pieces of them in all the characters that I write.
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever googled?
 As a romance writer there is a lot…I think vaginal steaming since I read it in a book and thought for sure it was made up.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to future generations? To the opposite sex? 
Be kind. Treat others like you would want to be treated. It’s simple but the most important.
What is your most favorite time in History? 
I’d love to go back to the 80s. I was a kid and didn’t get to fully appreciate it.
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex? 
I look for nice shoulders and forearms. I guess I’m a little weird. But the most attractive thing about a guy is his attitude. A nice guy with a great sense of humor is the sexiest thing in the world.
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day? 
My mom.
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink? 
Briefly, I’m a funny, affectionate person who likes to curse a lot. Then I fall asleep. Small window.
What was your worst autocorrect situation? 
Zumba to Zimbawe, and I wish my phone would realize I don’t say duck all the time.

What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam? 
Maria by TKA, its freestyle so not sure it will resonate, but that song brings back a ton of memories.
What do you put on your pizza? 
Cheese and that’s it usually.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate.
Do you eat your feelings, or starve them? 
I eat them big time.
What is your biggest baddest guilty pleasure? 
Oreos, especially when writing
Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman? 
Batman. No one beats Batman.
Do you believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Big Foot? 
All of the above
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why? 
Only You, no doubt. I’d love to bring worldwide attention to Lupus, and there were so many different love stories in it.
Who is your favorite author, and/or what is your favorite book? 
Mia Sheridan. She’s a brilliant writer and a class act.
Do you ever google yourself? 
Nope, too scared to. Not that I have such an interesting life but you never know what you’ll find.
Do you ever hide secrets in your books that only a few people would find? 
YES, all kinds of Easter Eggs, especially numbers. 23 is Don Mattingly’s number, my husband’s favorite Yankee of all time, and a few of my books have 23 in them. Owen and Nick have my birthday (January 11)

Do any of the scenes in your books come from personal experience, or actually events, and are you willing to tell us about one?
 I have lupus, so writing Only You was probably the most difficult undertaking I’ve ever had to do. Everything that happened to Paige happened to me. At a recent signing, a reader with lupus thanked me for writing Only You. What writers do is a privilege, and we should never forget that.

Are you a Clutter Queen or a Neat Freak? 
Clutter Queen no doubt. I’m the Oscar to my husband’s Felix in Odd Couple terms.
What is your biggest pet peeve? 
Mean people. No reason for it.

---------------Would You Rather--------------- 

See but never smell, or hear but never taste? 

See but never smell
Have the hiccups for the rest of your life, or always feel like you got to sneeze but never actually do it? 
Have to sneeze.
Know when you are going to die, or know how you are going to die? 
When.
Be alone for the rest of your life, or forever be surrounded by annoying people with bad body odor? 
Alone
Always have to speak and write what’s on your mind, or never be able to speak or write again? 
Always have to speak your mind.
Be forever itchy, or be forever sticky? 
Sticky.
Know the history of everything you touch, or be able to speak to animals? 
Speak to animals
Live your worst day ever, over and over again, for one year; or lose one year of your life completely?
 Lose one year

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What are you currently working on? 

Rewrite, it’s a prior short story I turned into a full length, but it’s a completely new tale! Also writing a couple of cool shorts for upcoming anthologies (that I can’t name)

What other plans do you have with your writing? 
No real set plans, I just want to get better as I go. I owe to my readers who have been with me since the beginning.
When is you next book possibly going to release? 
October 2017
--------------Check Out Her Books-------------- 
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 Second Chances Series
 Anthologies 

--------------About Stephanie Rose-------------- 

Stephanie Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.
She married her prom date and has a seven-year-old LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is nothing sexier than a good guy who loves with all his heart, and has made it her mission to bring as many as she can to the page.

--------------------Thank You!--------------------
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1 comment:

  1. What a great interview! It's always fun to learn new things about your favorite people!

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