We thought we needed a visit from someone who is professional at tugging at our heartstrings for this Valentine’s Day weekend. So we got Molly McAdams! Welcome Molly!
Hi! I’m so excited to be here with y’all. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
I handle it with a lot of tears. A lot of sobbing. Some chocolate therapy. A lot of yelling at my husband, Cory, for something my characters did/said. Haha! To tell you the truth, I am such an emotional person anyway, that I see things in an emotional way—whatever that emotion may be. Someone could watch the same event unfold as me, and could retell it and have it be hilarious, my version would be incredibly dramatic. So getting on an emotional level with characters is never hard for me, it’s always the easiest … but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t absolutely destroy me while doing it. I feel all of the things y’all feel while reading, and it destroys me, too. But I do think a good cry every now and then is great for the soul ;)
Lexi: To the Stars is about a couple who fell in love as teens, and then you let life happen to them. Harlow is the broken one and she has a lot to deal with. Domestic abuse is a terrifying thing. Did you pull on life experiences/people you know to write Harlow or was this story one inspired by a dream?
Both. I had this dream of present day Harlow for a few nights in a row. Complete with Collin and his crazy, and an ending for them that was different than what you see in the book. Then I let a past relationship click into place that would represent Knox and the past scenes, and had to figure out a Collin. I had seen him in the dream, but I knew I was missing something. So, in the end, he too came from a past relationship. Just one that wasn’t nearly as intense as what we see in TO THE STARS.
Lexi: Seriousness aside…thank you for Knox! He just makes you want to melt, like a sweet Valentine chocolate in your hand. Do your heroes settle into your heart and how do you find room to love them all?
Oh my word, they totally do. They never leave, and at random times one of them will push forward and start tugging at my heart, forcing me to remember how incredible he is. I don’t know how I find room to love them all, I guess my heart just expands to find room!
Lexi: We love them all and hope you will keep them coming! What are your upcoming releases? Any additions to a series or something new?
Well, in sticking with the Thatch series, Charlie and Deacon will be getting a story this year, and then I have a book coming later on in the year, titled I SEE YOU. It’s completely new characters, new everything! I’m really excited about it!
Lexi: Congrats on the release of To the Stars! I’m not sure how well fried pickles will go with wine but I love both of them so let’s celebrate!!
Haha! Thank you so much, and I guess you should always try everything once, right?