Today I have the great pleasure welcoming Contemporary Romantic author Therese Beharrie to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, so sit down and let’s get to know a little about Therese…
In 2015, I left a full-time job to pursue my dream of becoming a romance writer. That same year, I entered Harlequin’s ‘So you think you can write’ competition for the second consecutive year. An editor requested my full manuscript, and on 6 May 2016, I got the call Now, I’m one of three South African Mills &Boon/Harlequin writers!
With each romance I write, I hope to take you through the complexities of falling in love. There will be laughter and tears, and happiness and heartbreak, all leading to a guaranteed happily-ever-after!
It’s a dream come true, one I’m happy to share with you. You can read about my writing journey and my love of romance on the Mills & Book SA website and on my blog.
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Frankie Hi Therese, Welcome to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today, Firstly what five word’s would you use to describe yourself?
Therese Hi Frankie! Thank you so much for having me! This is a tough question (I try not to think about describing myself if I can!), but I’d have to say ambitious, kind, friendly, supportive, and passionate.
Frankie If you could live in any era and place, When and where would it be? And Why?
Therese I’m much too boring to answer this question! I love living in contemporary times, probably because the utilities are much better (sorry!).
Frankie No need to apologise, and definitely not boring. Who was your childhood hero?
Therese Roald Dahl!
Frankie What is your favourite time of the year?
Therese Summertime! But with air-conditioning 😊
Frankie Ha,ha! That’s great. Out of all your work, who is your favourite character and why?
Therese What a great question! I love Nalini from my February 2018 release, Falling For His Convenient Queen. She’s so determined to prove herself, but at the same time, doesn’t want her past to taint her present. She’s strong and vulnerable; my favourite kind of heroine!
Frankie That sort of heroine is a favourite of mine too, she sounds great. Where doe’s your inspiration for your books come from?
Therese All around me! Sometimes it’s a real-life event, sometimes it’s a theme or trope that I’d love to explore, sometimes it’s an emotion, and sometimes it’s people (but don’t tell people who know me that!)
Frankie Ha,ha my Los are sealed. What three tip’s would you pass on to an aspiring author?
Therese One, read the genre you want to write in. It’ll help you know what’s popular, what publishers are looking for, and what might be expected from you.
Two, make your writing a priority. It’s easy to make excuses about not having time, but even if it’s for fifteen minutes a day, write!
Three, do your research. Know where you’re interested in submitting to, or whether you’d like to self-publish. Knowledge will help you plan, and planning will help you make better decisions about your writing career.
Frankie What fantastic tops, Thank you. If you were hosting a dinner party what three people would you invite? (They can be real/fictional, from any era)
Therese Ooh, I’d LOVE to invite Jane from the TV series Jane the Virgin and the actress who plays her, Gina Rodriguez (is that against the rules?), and then I’d invite author Beverly Jenkins because I think the four of us would have amazing (and endless) things to talk about!
Frankie That sounds like an very entertaining dinner party. Thank you, Therese for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me today, I have just one more cheeky question, just for fun . . . What is your all-time favourite naughty but nice food?
Therese Chocolate! ALWAYS chocolate! 😊
Mine too! Thank you Therese.
Therese’s up an coming release; Falling for His Convenient Queen is to be released 28th January and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.
Conveniently Wed, Royally Bound…
…until the queen melted the king’s heart
King Zacchaeus’s plan to marry Princess Nalini was purely to secure the alliance between their kingdoms—but his bride has ulterior motives! Nalini has no intention of settling for anything less than love, and she’ll enjoy every second of challenging the reluctant king to open his heart.
Can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com / Amazon UK