Genevieve Graham is a bestselling historical romance author with a passion to breathe life into little-known Canadian History. Her newest novel, Letters Across the Sea, is available April 27, 2021.
1.What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for a novel?
Hahahaha! I have no idea! I can’t remember anything really strange right now, but I can tell you that most of my searches are pretty morbid – what it’s like to drown under ice, symptoms of gangrene, WW1 brain surgery and facial reconstruction, surviving barehanded in a winter wilderness …
2. What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?
Diana Gabaldon. No hesitation there. I had spent far too many years with my mind on more practical work/mom matters than reading, and one day my mom handed me a copy of “Outlander” and said it was time I remembered how to take care of myself rather than everyone else.
3. What is your favourite trope? Why?
I suppose it’s the flawed, reluctant hero. A man who has battled a terrible upbringing or experience and is probably doomed to fail in life, but beats it all just so he can become the hero for the woman he loves. There’s something about writing about a vulnerable, angry man then finding the strength within him, coaxing it out just enough that he begins to believe in himself.
4. It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?
Well, it’s kind of funny that you ask that, because I just wrote a modern day scene in which the hero rushes out to get Tim Hortons before she wakes up, and when he brings it back she sets it aside “to cool” while she tugs him back under the covers … but I think most of my couples in history would be overjoyed with a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon, really. Anything they didn’t have to make themselves!
5. What book are you reading currently?
“Birdsong” by Sebastian Faulks
The rapid fire question – Writing a love letter or sending a mushy text?
A love letter. 🙂