Author Interviews

Carla Laureano talks about Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe

Q & A with Carla

It’s a pleasure and an honor to have the delightful and super talented Carla Laureano here on my blog today.

As soon as I finished the book I was left with a super-duper, mega #bookhangover and I was in a #bookdaze for a couple of days.

So without further delay, let’s get to the questions. Welcome Carla!

As soon as I finished the book I was left with a super-duper, mega #bookhangover and I was in a #bookdaze for a couple of days.

So without further delay, let’s get to the questions. Welcome Carla!

Q: Out of these two delightful characters, which I am going to miss, which one gave you the most trouble?

Carla: No doubt, it was Melody. She’s the least like me of any character I’ve written, so it took a long time to get into her head and figure out her motivations. I actually had to consult some friends with the same MBTI type and ask them “Is this something you would do? And why???” The end result, though, was that I understood my friends much better when I was finished. Because I’m far more like Justin, I think I found Melody as intriguing as he did.

Q: Which part of the research for this book was the most fun?

Carla: I bet you expected me to say the baking, but I had a pretty good handle on that part already! I really enjoyed learning about the aviation industry and all that goes into becoming a commercial pilot. After learning about their training and the safety measures included in commercial aircraft, I feel so much better about flying now. The research into small planes, on the other hand, made me even more nervous about every flying in one, however cool it would be! I shared a lot of what I learned with my older son and that, combined with the influence of a pilot friend of the family, has him seriously considering aviation as a career.

Q: What can we expect next in the trilogy?

Carla: I don’t think I’m giving too much away by saying that the third book will be Ana’s story, but you may or may not have guessed that the leading man is our very own Bryan Shaw! He’s made cameo appearances throughout the first two books, but both he and Ana are about to get wake-up calls about some aspects of their life. I’m super excited to get this story into your hands. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt at the back of Brunch at Bittersweet Café.

Thanks so much for giving us the scoop Carla!

Thanks for having me, Melony! It’s always a pleasure.

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Brunch at Bittersweet Café is on my keeper shelf, for sure.

Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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