Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Sophie Sullivan is keeping it real...plus a book giveaway

Photo by Brenda Mallory
Today, Sophie Sullivan is here to celebrate the publication of her debut novel Ten Rules for Faking It. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Sophie Sullivan is a Canadian author as well as a cookie-eating, Diet Pepsi-drinking, Disney enthusiast who loves reading and writing romance in almost equal measure. She writes around her day job as a teacher and spends her spare time with her sweet family watching reruns of Friends. Ten Rules for Faking It is her romcom debut novel, but she's had plenty of practice writing happily ever after as her alter ego, Jody Holford.

Visit Sophie online: 
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What happens when the quiet girl becomes the talk of the town?

As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom. Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant? Even clich├ęs sting.

But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss. There’s just one problem.

Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he's extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)? 

And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).

That’s three problems.

Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.

Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.  Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.

"A wholesome, slow-burn romance that will warm your heart and offer a glimpse into social anxiety disorder. This is a Hallmark movie in book form." 
—Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test

“A funny, sweet rom com from a fresh, sparkling new voice. Everly’s social anxiety was instantly relatable, and I was rooting for her every inch of the way to her happily-ever-after.” 
—Andie J. Christopher, USA Today bestselling author of Not The Girl You Marry

In one sentence, tell us what your journey to publishing was like.
It’s been like Disneyland—exhilarating, fun, a little bit scary, a few rides I’d prefer not to try out but crowded with happiness and interesting characters. 

How are you similar to or different from Everly?
Some of my worries are similar to Everly’s, especially the ones where she second guesses what she says after spending time with people. We both love Converse but only she can wear them because they hurt my feet. 

If Ten Rules for Faking It were made into a movie, who would star in the lead roles?
I love Lucy Hale. She’d be a great Everly. Jenna Coleman would also suit the lead.  Kate Hudson would pull of Stacey perfectly and for Chris…it feels like I should choose one of the Chris’ but how can I choose between them? I think Scott Eastwood would be a great Chris. 

Since you are a Disney enthusiast, what is your number one favorite Disney movie of all time?
Wow. The Little Mermaid. It’s the songs. They’re just so good. 

What is a new year's resolution you try to make every year?
To be a better person than I was the year before in both my actions and reactions. 

What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
Originally, I’d hoped to take my publishing journey in the picture book genre. I’m so glad I ended up where I did.

Thanks to Sophie for chatting with us and to St. Martin's Press for sharing her book with our readers.

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Nancy P said...

Trying to get off the phone with someone who likes to talk a lot.

traveler said...

Refusing someone who is always demanding. It gets annoying and old.

Suburban prep said...

I gave the wrong gift to two different people. The gifts were wrapped in same bags and I had to go back and exchange them .

rubynreba said...

I sent a text to the wrong person!

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Mary C said...

Hit the delete button instead of the insert button.

diannekc said...

Tripping on the stairs going into my friend's house. At least the wine survived.

Rita Wray said...

I can't think of anything.

Mary Preston said...

I was walking along, not looking and ran into a tree.

dstoutholcomb said...

I haven't had any awkward or embarrassing situations recently.

Linda Kish said...

Well, no one saw it but me. I had a slow motion fall when I was trying to close a floding table to cover our chicken coup since the roof wouldn't close. I very gracefully fell onto the underside of the table, landing on my right forearm, gently. My forearm instantly swelled up about 3 inches high and dark purple.

Dianna said...

Today we took our dog for a walk downtown. She walked along happily until we stepped onto the busy sidewalk, where she promptly squatted and relieved herself. She has never done that in all the years we've had her! I was so embarrassed (and a little worried about her!)

Charlotte Lynn said...

OH my.... I am a server at my parents restaurant. I had a hand full of water... ice water. I tipped the entire glass right on the floor in front of the customers. At least it didn't land on the customers lap.

Annmarie Weeks said...

You know what? I can't think of a single awkward or embarrassing thing that's happened to me for years now! I think it must be because I'm in my mid-50s and don't get embarrassed anymore. I've come to accept myself (with any & all flaws), and don't really care what other people think of me.

Gretchen said...

Usually when I get most embarrassed is when I make some dumb comment, so I'm sure that happened recently :)