Tracey Garvis Graves joins us today for our Ten Questions interview series. She is a New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film.

I was so excited when Tracey agreed to participate in our interview! I was introduced to Tracey when members of my online book club raved about On the Island. So much that I finally caved and read the book. It is not a decision that I regret 🙂 On the Island was a feel good, intense romance. It certainly had my heart aflutter although I didn’t expect to connect to the main characters. Tracey took two unlikely characters and made their romance believable. Each of Ms. Garvis Graves’ subsequent books has been just as good. If you enjoy a romance, then Tracey is for you. Her latest, Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) is available now.


Ten Questions vol. 2 #3  Tracey Garvis Graves

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Tracey Garvis Graves: Lovely

BD: What is your least favorite word?
TGG: Fester or moist. I can hardly type them.

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
TGG: Creatively, I’m most inspired when I’m writing the story I want to read, regardless of whether or not there’s a market for it.

BD: What turns you off?
TGG: Endeavors that lack originality or authenticity

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
TGG: Falling rain

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
TGG: High-pitched shrieking (I may or may not be alluding to my pre-teen daughter)

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
TGG: Stephen King

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
TGG: Chef or party planner

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
TGG: Anything that requires a strong aptitude for math 😉

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
TGG: Orange chicken and lo mein

BD: What is your favorite curse word?

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?
TGG: On the Island. All the research I did might actually keep me alive. But if I could bring two, I’d also bring Stephen King’s The Stand.

Tracey, THANK YOU for joining us for Ten Questions!

Find out more about Tracey on her website or on Facebook.