January 26, 2016

interview with erin cawood, author of 'maybe tomorrow'

Today we welcome author Erin Cawood to the blog as part of her Chick Lit Plus blog tour. Be sure to check out the other stops here and check out the fabulous prizes available at the end of the post!

Change the Word: What was your inspiration to write this book?
Erin Cawood: I don’t know where the inspiration came from, I woke up one morning with Keon’s voice inside my head. He was trying to explain to his daughter why he had to go away, and why when he came back he would be a changed man, but he wouldn’t be able to talk about it. He’d realised that he loved Darcy and he intended to follow her. He wanted to be with her when she died but his daughter, Lily, was too young to understand.

CTW: What was the biggest challenge you faced while writing, and how did you overcome it?
EC: This is the first medical romance I’ve written, so learning all about Liver disease and the behind the scenes operations of a hospital. Luckily for me, my sister is a midwife, and my editor is a registered nurse. Their input was invaluable for me.

CTW: What excites you most about this book?
EC: Although this is a second chance romance, it’s also a story about bad decisions, lifelong regrets, acceptance, and forgiveness. Through Keon and Darcy we see how life altering bad decisions can last manifest over a lifetime and how they can lead someone to keep on making bad decisions while they try right those wrongs. Maybe Tomorrow begs the question ‘what if tomorrow never comes?’

CTW: If you could trade places with any fictional character for one day, who would you choose and why?
EC: Ooh what a great question! There’s far too many to answer that…. Would I want to be magical? Or Shakespearian? Or a fairy tale character? Or on the Broadway stage… I am going to spend weeks wondering about this.

CTW: What book have you read recently that stayed on your mind for days?
EC: It’s been a while since my last book hangover. I’d have to say Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

CTW: Describe your ideal writing retreat.
EC: I don’t need a lot. Just somewhere hot, with a villa/apartment by the sea… or a pool.

CTW: What does a typical Sunday afternoon look like in your world?
EC: Well, I’m out of the house between 8 a.m.-and 7 p.m. most days, so my weekends are full of writing, and preparing for the week ahead. So I’m either writing …or designing …or scheduling emails, social media and blog posts … or the dreaded house work… or I might be visiting with family there’s not rest day unless there’s a good film on.

CTW: Where would you most like to travel to on vacation?
EC: I have two favourite destinations; Mexico and Corfu.

CTW: What is the best piece of writing advice you would pass on to a beginner?
EC: Write for your readers. It might sound hard to do at first because you don’t know who your readers are. But think of your readers as people who like to read the types of books you like to write.

CTW: What's up next for your writing career?
EC: Fans of my Behind Closed Doors series will be happy to know that book three Crossing Lines is on its way early in 2016. Right now, I’m working on Life’s a Ball. Elle Richards is the ultimate career-girl-come-commitment-phobe, juggling a high powered career with being the single mother of a fifteen year old championship figure skater. And she hates Valentine’s Day. Adam Lacey is a self-confessed playboy with an aversion to children, but deep down he’s a hopeless romantic whose favourite day of the year is Valentine’s Day and he’s just waiting for the girl of his dreams (Elle) to see him the way he sees her.

About the Book
Welcome to the FORGIVE OR FORGET series, a compelling contemporary women's fiction love story and family saga series. Cawood's love inspired medical romance series follows the close-knit McGowan siblings; Keon, Kiera, Cormack, and Cara, as they face the difficult choice between forgiving or forgetting true love after a broken heart.

Does a heart ever really heal from its first break?

On an unseasonably hot night in late September, Dr. Keon McGowan is called away from a family gathering to a hospital emergency. Amongst his patients that night is a blast from his past he'd rather forget. He'll certainly never forgive butterfly hunter Darcia Davenport for leaving him alone as a single dad while she chased butterflies through the Amazon rainforest.

Coming face to face with the woman who broke his heart after all this time, Keon realises that he has never fully healed from it. But any chance of finding closure is ripped away when Darcy chooses to end treatment and live her final weeks without regret. Can Keon let her go? Or will he fight for the tomorrow they might never have?

MAYBE TOMORROW is an emotional journey of love caught between fate and destiny, and Keon is forced to choose between his head and his heart, his wants and his responsibilities, forgiving Darcy or forgetting all about her, and between a second chance family or an ill-fated heartbreak romance.

**Maybe Tomorrow is only 99 cents while on tour!**

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About the Author
Erin Cawood is a commercial women's fiction author, with a taste for dramatic storylines and a passion for strong lead characters she really gets behind, cheering on right to the very end of their story. Her focus? Taking romance into the darker, edgier side of contemporary fiction.

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