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Awesome Indies: Bet on Us by Rachel Higginson - Emily Reads Everything
For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page What inspires you? I am inspired by nearly everything. And that’s very true. Music inspires me, reading inspires me, TV and movies and even my husband’s video games. I’m inspired by meeting new people and having conversations with friends and family. My kids and nature and life in general all inspires me. Almost anything can spark a new story in me. I really love to write stories that feel real. Even if they’re supernatural and weird or about zombies or angels or whatever! I love pulling from reality and weaving it through my fiction. What was the hardest part of writing this book? The hardest part for me is the genre! I am used to writing really big world-building stories. I write a lot in YA paranormal romance genres, I write a zombie dystopian series and even my adult contemporaries are really emotional, deep stories that take a lot of energy and research and plotting. This book is a fun, easy, lighthearted romantic comedy, so there just isn’t the world-building and layers of story I’m used to. Sometimes, as I was in the middle of writing it, I would panic, terrified that there wasn’t “enough” to the story. The genre was just a hard thing to step into and feel comfortable in. But I’m super happy with how Bet on …