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S.J. HOOKS AUTHOR OF: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS & ABSOLUTE LOVERS HER INTERVIEW

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S.J. Hooks


Author of:
Absolute Beginners 




Rad-Reader:  Which character did you come up with first?  Julia or Stephen?
S.J.:  Stephen
Rad-Reader:  I liked in the first book you said there would be a second book.  Did you know this when you started writing or did the story lead you to two books?
S.J.:  I actually had a serialized, somewhat different version of this up online for a long time before I decided to try publishing it. It was more than 700 pages long, which is why we ended up making it into two books.
Rad-Reader:  How did you come up with the bar scene in “Booty?”
S.J.:  This is a romanic comedy at heart and frankly, I thought it would be hilarious to throw the three guys into that kind of environment and see what happened.

Rad-Reader:  The character Shawn, was he planned or did you come up with him later in the story?
S.J.:  He was planned. I knew I wanted a friend for Stephen who could balance out some of his brother’s crudeness. Someone who was very laid back about his…