Hello readers! Welcome to New York Times bestselling author-duo Erin Watt! I had the amazing opportunity to have a chat with Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick to talk about their newly released novel “One Small Thing”. I am a huge fan of Erin Watt so I am totally fangirling out over this! I am so incredibly excited to share this Q & A session with you all!
So come on over and have a seat with us.
Interview with Erin Watt
Please tell us a little about your upcoming novel One Small Thing:
One Small Thing is a story about forgiveness, second chances, truth, and acceptance. The hero and heroine each have their own demons, and their secret friendship helps them both in different ways.
How did the idea of One Small Thing form?
We knew we wanted to write a standalone story with a forbidden romance and second chances element, and after a lot of brainstorming we came up with One Small Thing.
Beth’s character in One Small Thing has an affinity for animals- especially dogs. Do either of you have any pets? If so, what kind? And what are they like?
Jen – I have a Doberman. She’s 100 pounds of sweetness. Doberman’s are called Velcro dogs because they always want to be around you. If I leave my office, she’ll come with me, following me around the house.
Elle – My black lab Morgan is the best and I adore him! In fact, he makes an appearance in One Small Thing 😊
Chase’s character mentions to Beth in the story that you should look for the small things, or moments, in a day that are good- things that you’re grateful for. What is one small thing are you grateful for in your lives?
To name just one wouldn’t do justice. We’re thankful for our families, our friends, and our readers who allow us to do what we love – write!
What is it like to work on a story with another person?
It’s awesome! We have so much fun as we write and plot the stories, and we love being able to bounce ideas back and forth to each other throughout the process.
Authors all have their own, unique style of writing- what are some of your personal talents (or strengths) that you bring to your collaborative stories?
Elle has a really playful side that she uses to write fun and witty banter between two characters, and Jen has a wonderful way of getting to the heart of a character and writing internal dialogue to create realistic character development.
How did you two first meet? (I’m a sucker for BFF stories!)
We first ‘met’ online because we were both part of the romance writing community. We started talking football (our first love!), and that turned into discussions about writing (and plotting Paper Princess). We met for the first time in person in New York and had a BLAST!
Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what genre and artists?
We both usually need silence when we write. Though we’re believers in the idea of the “soundtrack of life” sometimes we need the quiet to focus.
I’m a HUGE fan of fun facts! What are two random and interesting facts about each of you?
Jen – I’m a huge BTS fan and if I have spare time I practice calligraphy. Pens and inks are my second favorite hobby behind reading.
Elle – I play multiple musical instruments, and I used to record funny made-up songs with my friends.
What’s coming up next from you (individually and together)?
Jen – I am releasing WANT YOU, a romance that comes out July 1st. It’ll be available through Kindle Unlimited and features a taboo story about a woman who falls for her protector.
Elle – I will be releasing the first book in the Briar U series, THE CHASE, in the next couple months. It’s the spinoff to the Off-Campus series.
I have been a HUGE fan of Erin Watt ever since the sensational release of “Paper Princess”. The Royals series has an honorary spot on my endless bookshelf, and it never ceases to make me smile when my gaze happens to land upon their titles. It just so happens I consider Reed Royal to be one of my “book boyfriends” (sorry Ella!), so I must ask…
How did his character come into existence? Which one of you created this perfect, deliciously sinful, and oh-so-irresistible young man?
It was a bit of both of us, actually. Through our chats and brainstorming, we came together to create the deliciousness that is Reed. 😊
Thank you a TON for doing this interview, Elle and Jen!! <3
Thanks for having us!
If you haven’t already, check out my review of One Small Thing. “It is a deep and meaningful love story that was crafted and built from a subtle, melancholic place and flourished into something enduring and lasting and real.”