This installment of Ten Questions features Sarina Bowen. Sarina is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

I was introduced to Sarina’s books through Jane from the Dear Author blog who recommended The Year We Fell Down pretty highly. From there I was hooked on her writing because everything she puts out is funny, romantic, and really well written. The Ivy Years, pictured above, is a great place to start to read her stuff. Him, published last year and co-written with Elle Kennedy, is a male/male romance and was a big success. The sequel, Us, comes out March 8th. I’ll be reviewing it on release day!

Ten Questions vol. 2 #5  Sarina Bowen

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Sarina Bowen: “Bestseller.” Kidding! My favorite word is onomatopoeia.

BD: What is your least favorite word?
SB:  Mucus. I just decided last night when my husband was entertaining the children with a rousing chorus of: “The hills are alive…with the sound of mucus (Ah-ah-ah-ah, etc.).

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
SB: Coffee. Oh, and big dreams! I love a challenge. A story that’s difficult to tell.

BD: What turns you off?
SB: Deadlines. 😦

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
SB: The sound of my 12yo playing the guitar is the best thing ever.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
SB: The sound of our 1996 Ford F150 trying to accelerate up a hill.

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
SB: JK Rowling. Love her.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
SB: Music! I’m not a musician but I yearn to be.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
SB: Surgeon. I don’t know how doctors do it.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
SB: What a dark question! Okay: soup. Because I’m 102 and don’t feel like putting in my teeth that day.


Sarina, THANK YOU for joining us for Ten Questions!

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