Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Kate Bromley makes a dramatic entrance...plus a book giveaway

Photo by Samantha Rayward
Today we welcome Kate Bromley to the CLC stage to celebrate the recent publication of her latest rom com Here For the Drama. She's here to chat with us about it and thanks to Graydon House, we have TWO copies for some lucky readers!

Kate Bromley lives in New York City with her husband, son, and her somewhat excessive collection of romance novels. (It's not hoarding if it's books, right?) She was a preschool teacher for seven years and is now focusing full-time on combining her two great passions--writing swoon-worthy love stories and making people laugh. She is also the author of Talk Bookish to Me.

Visit Kate online:
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This summer, it's much ado about everything.

Becoming a famous playwright is all Winnie ever dreamed about. For now, though, she'll have to settle for assisting the celebrated, sharp-witted feminist playwright Juliette Brassard. When an experimental theater company in London, England decides to stage Juliette's most renowned play, The Lights of Trafalgar, Winnie and Juliette pack their bags and hop across the pond.

But the trip goes sideways faster than you can say "tea and crumpets". Juliette stubbornly vetoes the director's every choice, and Winnie's left stage-managing their relationship. Winnie's own work seems to have stalled, and though Juliette keeps promising to read it, she always has some vague reason why she can't. Then, Juliette's nephew Liam enters stage left. He's handsome, he's smart, he is devastatingly British, and he and Winnie have sizzling chemistry. But as her boss's nephew, Liam is definitely off-limits, so Winnie has to keep their burgeoning relationship on the down-low from Juliette. What could go wrong?

Balancing a production seemingly headed for disaster, a secret romance, and the sweetest, most rambunctious rescue dog, will Winnie save the play, make her own dreams come true, and find true love along the way--or will the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune get the best of her?

“In Here for the Drama, Bromley's signature humor and witty banter stand out in this theater-themed, drama-filled, romantic coming of age story. Hands down a standing ovation from me!”
— Suzanne Park, author of Loathe at First Sight and So We Meet Again

“Bromley's Here for the Drama is an absolute delight. Deftly wielding quick witted humor while plucking tender heartstrings, Bromley pens a romp through London that captivates. It's impossible not to root for Winnie, who strives to achieve her playwriting dreams when true love appears and complicates everything. Full of laughs and tears, this is a must read!”
—Jenn McKinlay, NYT bestselling author of Wait for It

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
One of my favorite compliments is whenever people say that I write fun and fast-paced dialogue that reminds them of The Gilmore Girls. Writing dialogue is one hundred percent my favorite part of writing, which is probably why all my books are dialogue heavy. And Gilmore Girls was one of my favorite shows, so hearing that always feels amazing. 
How is Winnie similar to or different from you?
Winnie and I are similar in that we both love the theater, we love to write, and traveling to London was a magical experience for us. We’re also both pushovers for the people we love and probably feel more comfortable in the background rather than being centerstage. And then we’re different in that Winnie is much braver than I am and is way more confident in social situations.
If Here for the Drama were made into a movie (or perhaps a play), who would you cast in the leading roles?

This is always such a tricky question for me! But if I was casting Here for the Drama, Anna Kenrick would play Winnie, Andrew Garfield would play Liam, and Diane Keaton would be Juliette. 
What celebrity drama have you been avoiding lately?
I usually steer clear of all things Kardashian, though I will admit that I definitely will follow along from time to time. 
What is the latest book you read that you would recommend?
I really loved It Happened One Summer!
Do you have anything planned for the Fourth of July? If so, what will you be doing?
No big plans so far. I had a baby a few months ago so I’ve yet to fully come out of my sleep deprived cave yet, lol.

Thanks to Kate for chatting with us and to Graydon House for sharing her book with our readers.

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Mary C said...

No. I have never acted in a play and have no desire to.

Suburban prep said...

When I was a child I was in a play. It was a non-speaking role.

Rita Wray said...

No I have never performed in a play but would like to.

Anita Yancey said...

I was in a school play when I was in the third grade.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I tried out for a play in grade school but when it came to auditioning I was just too shy. I would love to be on a television show. I can cry on cue.

Linda Kish said...

I did a church play for Easter close to 60 years ago (before social phobia reared it's nasty head). I played Mary Magdalene. I even cried on cue. I would never do it again.

Toni Laliberte said...

Yes I have been in a play, but not since I was in elementary school. I was in 2 plays, actually. I played Baby Bear in Goldilocks and the Three Bears and an angel in a Christmas play.

traveler said...

I was in a play when I was young and in elementary school.

Lindsey said...

I have never acted in a play. I did a Reader’s Theater event, which is close. If I had the chance now, I would have auditioned for plays.

diannekc said...

I've never performed in a play and have never wanted to do so.

Mary Preston said...

Yes, just skits in high school.

bn100 said...

no to both

Xia Lee said...

Never had

Lelandlee said...

No. Too scared

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