LET'S WELCOME BRENDA NOVAK AUTHOR OF UNTIL YOU LOVED ME
Rad-Reader: In his past, Hudson was afraid to get hurt by getting involved after being with his girlfriend of seven years. He says the only thing he felt when she left was lonely and missed the regular sex? Really is that all? Or was that just a safeguard?
Brenda: I always tell my stories from the viewpoint of the character involved. That was how he perceived his relationship with his ex, knew he steered clear of deep relationships because he distrusted love, but, of course, it was more complicated than that.
Rad-Reader: Ellie never noticed any clues what-so-ever about her and his boyfriend?
Brenda: Again, the story is told from Ellie's point of view, so we don't get to see an objective judge's opinion on the matter. There were probably clues along the way that she chose to overlook, correct? But a lot of women do this. Her part of the story was actually based on the experience of a woman I once met on a plane who saw an episode of Oprah that went over how to know if your spouse/significant other is cheating on you. She told me she checked all of those boxes--and that's when she knew (even though they'd been married for a number of years and had two children.)
Rad-Reader: If Hudson liked her more than the others why didn’t he ask more questions or for her number?
Brenda: I assume you're talking about after Ellie first met Hudson? He didn't realize he wouldn't have the chance. They had that one crazy night together and then she disappeared before he could ask. (Until that point, he probably wasn't sure he wanted to, right? That sort of takes a little bit of time.)
Rad-Reader: Was he adopted by anyone or did he stay the whole time at the home?
Brenda: It's been a while since I wrote this story, but if I remember right, he stayed at the home after being returned a number of times by foster parents.
Rad-Reader: Why does Ellie care what others at work think of her she wasn’t the cause of her relationship demise?
Brenda: I think any woman (or most) feel somehow "less" when something like this happens. So, it's embarrassing, especially because everyone is talking about it and watching for her reaction.
Rad-Reader: What is your best advice for up and coming writers?
Brenda: Believe. If you truly believe in yourself, you'll do everything it takes to write the book you want to write.
Rad-Reader: What was your favorite book as a child?
Brenda: Jane Eyre. It completely captured my imagination and is one of my favorites to this day.
Rad-Reader: What is your next project and when will it be coming out?
Brenda: I will have two new books out this year. The first is a continuation of my popular Evelyn Talbot series about a psychiatrist who studies serial killers at a remote facility in Alaska. It's called FACE OFF and will be out August 28th. The other one is a stand-alone, trade paperback release titled BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS, and it will be released on September 25th.
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers buy your books?
Brenda: My books are available wherever books are sold-- in print and digital.
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers find you on the Web?
Brenda: My website is always updated at www.brendanovak.com.
BrendaNovakAuthor/). I even run an online book group of 12,000 on Facebook where, in the months I don't have a release, we feature other authors. We have a monthly meeting where the author visits the book club in a Facebook Live Event to answer questions and discuss the book. Everyone is invited to join: https://www.facebook. com/groups/ brendanovaksbookgroup/.
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