This week's muse: Rhonda Stapleton
Author of: Stupid Cupid (review here)
Bookworm: Welcome, Rhonda, my first author interview of 2010! To start, will you please tell us what your inspiration was for Stupid Cupid?
Rhonda: I decided it would be fun to have a heroine who had a really unusual job. I think being a cupid qualifies under that.
Bookworm: Have you ever played matchmaker in real life?
Rhonda: Oh, heck no--I am so awful at that kind of thing...it's much better for the safety of mankind if I don't interfere in that stuff.
Bookworm: Were any of the characters in Stupid Cupid based off of real-life people?
Rhonda: The brother Rob was based off of my mom's friend's brother. He'd pull his sister over all the time and ask her to babysit. I had to put him in my story!
Bookworm: What was your favorite match in the story to create?
Rhonda: Oooh good question! Probably Mallory and Bobby--haha. They were fun to write.
Bookworm: Can you give us a sneak peek into what's going to go on in the sequel, Flirting with Disaster?
Rhonda: Poor Felicity--the drama never ends for her. In this book, she decides to get over Derek the only way she knows how...by matching him up with someone else. But she accidentally cc's the entire school on the email. D'oh!
Bookworm: Which YA book have you read recently and loved?
Rhonda: Oooooh I recently read Shiver and LOOOOVED this one. I'm not a big werewolf fan, but this book turned me into a believer. LOL.
Bookworm: Tell us something that's unique/crazy/funny about you!
Rhonda: Oh man, where to start? I hate blue food. I'm obsessed with Q-tips and cleaning my ears. I slather on ChapStick about every 2 minutes. I think I'll leave it at that...
Thanks so much, Rhonda!
Rhonda's debut novel, Stupid Cupid, was released on December 22, 2009. You can buy it here on Amazon.
Visit Rhonda online at her website.