I'm super excited to be a part of the Naturally, Charlie by SL Scott blog tour today! I've got a review and interview to share with you guys and I can't wait to see what you think. First up, my interview with author SL Scott!
In three words, how would you describe Naturally, Charlie?
Love, Trust, Humor
Why did you decide to write a contemporary romance about the two Charlies?
They demanded my attention and I decided to give it a go and let them lead me where they needed to go. Lol If you can’t tell, they made me do it.
Their story was bouncing around my head for a long while and I really just decided one day to explore it and see if there was something more to the initial scene I had playing in my head. That initial scene is chapter 5 in the book. It’s where they run into each other in a park in NYC.
There was a question that I kept thinking about, which was can two people who meet at a more difficult time in their lives build a relationship from there, from that low point?
Although they share the same name, it doesn’t really come into play with them. That’s more a side feature that their friends play up. That’s how the two Charlies came to be.
If you could be anyone from your novel, who would you be and why?
Charlie girl – for several reasons. She gets to cuddle and nap with boy Charlie and make out with him because he’s just so swoon-worthy. Also, because she finds light even in the dark. She’s funny and a bit silly and has flaws. Too perfect of characters are not realistic. Perfect facades usually hide lots of internal issues.
Naturally, Charlie is your debut novel. How do you feel about publishing your first novel?
It’s amazing and completely surreal to know I’ve accomplished such a huge goal in my life. It’s truly thrilling. And it’s really special that it’s with the two Charlies—characters that I love so much.
Where do you draw your inspiration from when you write?
Music plays a huge part when I’m writing, mapping out the story in my head, and developing the characters. It gets me in the right emotion for the part I’m working on.
What do you do when you're not writing?
I like to walk the trails downtown around the lake and I enjoy crafts. I like to be on the go since I’m sitting so much for my writing. The outdoors and music are very inspirational in developing the storyline. It clears my head and allows me to focus in on the part of the story I want.
What's your favorite color?
Blue- all blues, but I love clean and crisp classic navy.
What's your favorite book and why?
I am a sucker for Jane Austen. I know that’s not the most original answer, but they are classics for a reason. Pride and Prejudice makes me swoon and I love that Austen wrote such a strong lead female, especially back in those days.
If someone wrote a biography of your life, what would the title be?
Flying by the Seat of Her Pants – A Writer and Her Parachute
What can we expect next from you?
*rubs hands together excitedly* I have so much fun stuff in store. I can’t wait until I can share more, but I’m not quite there yet. My focus is currently on Naturally, Charlie and my short story Morning Glory – A Novelette. I’m so proud of these stories and love chatting about them.
About the Author
S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.
Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.
Scott lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.
She welcomes your notes at firstname.lastname@example.org
By SL Scott
Release Date: November 1, 2012Twenty-five year old Charlotte “Charlie” Barrow is caught between her old life and the one she is beginning to build when she crosses paths with a handsome stranger on the subway. Not looking for romance, she closes her heart off to the possibilities of love. With a knack for mishaps, Charlie maintains her sense of humor while befriending the kind stranger who seems to be there at all the right times.
New York freelance writer, Charlie Adams, is forging his own path beyond the expectations of the society circles of his childhood. Rejecting family money, and fast-lane friends, he is snubbed by his family as he follows his own compass to a life more extraordinary.
Through a coincidence of events, they come to rely on each other for comfort. This is the tale of two Charlies learning to trust again while fighting their fates to create their own destiny. ***Check out my review here***