by Jamey Moody
Released: Apr 24, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Why this book and why now?
I wanted to write a small town romance and since I live in a small town I thought it would be fun to use my town for inspiration. There are so many similarities to my town, like the lack of lesbians and I happen to be single just like Lissa in the book. So I brought in someone from out of town to see if sparks might fly.
What is a significant way your book has changed since either the first draft or the way you thought it would turn out when you first had the inspiration?
When I first began writing What Now my older brother had just died. The same thing happens to Lissa and you find this out in the first scene. I didn’t intend to include that part of my life in the book, but it turned out to be a way I could work through my grief. It was quite a comfort.
Would you and your main character(s) get along?
I would get along great with both my main characters, especially since I’ve gone through some of the same things Lissa and Addison have in the book.
Do your character names have special significance or meaning?
There are so many special names in this book. Lissa’s nieces and nephews are named after my niece, nephew, and dogs in real life.
What TV show would your main character(s) most likely binge watch and why?
In the book Lissa and Addison watch Hallmark movies together, so they would binge watch all the Christmas Hallmark movies!
What’s your main character(s)’s favorite book and why?
Lissa reads sapphic fiction along with Addison’s best friend. Any of my books would be Lissa’s favorites because she’s such a romantic at heart.
What song does your character put on to start your book launch party?
Addison goes on a drive to figure out what to do at the end of the book. Every song that comes on the radio keeps giving her advice. But the song that would have to start the launch party would be the one Lissa played for her on what later would be an impromptu date. It’s the Secret O Life by James Taylor. Give it a listen. There’s a life lesson in those lyrics.