It was lovely of Terri Anne Browning to take the time to answers my questions, I must say I loved reading this interview and I hope you do too!
Who is Terri Anne Browning?
Author of The Rocker… series. Mother of three awesome kids. Wife to an amazing husband.
The Rocker series – Wow. Fabulous. Is Rock music a passion of yours?
Definitely! Rock touches my soul in a way that inspires me to write. A day doesn’t go by where Rock—or music in general—doesn’t playing a huge part in my life.
I hurt my hand you know, I slapped the wall when Drake was at that party in Axton’s. Was this planned or where the character took you?
A back track was something that I wanted to try and stay away from, but Drake kept taking me there. His addiction just got the better of the both of us.
Do you ever get mad with your characters?
All of the time! Drake was really stubborn at times, but he is nowhere near as bad as his brother. I have actually had to walk away from the story a few times because of it.
I see on Goodreads there will be at least 7 stories, I have to tell you that produced a happy dance around my kitchen. I can see Shane and Axton’s stories on the way. Is this Liam character going to be another?
Yes, Liam is going to have his own book with a leading lady that will for sure knock your socks off! He and the other members of OtherWorld, which you will possibly get a glimpse of in THE ROCKER THAT HOLDS HER, will definitely have a bigger role in Axton’s book which will lead up to their own books eventually.
(Cue more happy dancing)
I love how you keep all the characters from the previous books involved. Their story doesn’t end when their book does. As a reader this is important to me. Is it important to you as a writer?
When it comes to a series, it is a big deal for me. I get involved with the previous characters and want at least a small glimpse into how life has been treating them since their own books. Not everyone has a perfect life when the book closes, and I want to see how they are dealing with those challenges.
What has been the highlight of the series for you?
Getting to share it with everyone. Reading is a major passion of mine, and romance books in general has literally saved my life. So getting to share it with you and other readers is the biggest highlight of not only this series, but my life.
What was the hardest part to write?
With each one of these books I have come across some hard parts. The biggest for TRTHM was the abuse, and it has been something that I’ve had to work on all the way up to the current book I’m writing for the series. But with TRTNM it was the abuse and the ‘cheating’ scene in Vegas. I cried the whole time I wrote it, and still cry when I re-read it.
Are you a little bit in love with your rockers?
Some of them I will say I have more of a crush on, while other’s it is full on book-boyfriend-I-want-to-marry-you-and-give-you-little-rocker-babies love! Jesse being the biggest of them. I have put a little of my husband in each rocker, so it’s little wonder that I’m not in love with them.
(I’m literally gushing here, that is lovely!)
Heaven is one of my all time favourite songs, does it hold a special meaning for you?
It has always been a favourite of mine. Something that I have always thought of as super romantic and has been part of my playlist throughout this series, so I wanted to incorporate it into Drake.
Other than writing what else do you like to do?
Reading has always been a passion. If I’m not writing then I’m reading. Finding new indie authors has become something of a must for me when it comes to picking a book these days. I have my favourite big time authors, but other than their books I tend to stay with the up-and-coming indie.
(I love indie authors, they rock!!)
Do you have a motto you live by?
Don’t give up on your passion.
What is the best piece of advice you were ever given?
Never stop trying. No matter what! All anyone can ever tell you is no, so keep trying until you get your yes.
Wine or Beer
Day or Night
Sun or Snow
Fish or Steak
Chips or Mash Chips
MMM Winter night with Steak and Chips washed down with some Tequila. Sounds good to me!