Libby Hubscher is a women’s fiction author and scientist. She studied biology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and holds a doctor of philosophy in molecular toxicology from North Carolina State University. Her work has appeared online and in textbooks, scientific journals, and literary journals. In 2018, her short story “The Unwelcome Guest” was long-listed for the Wigleaf Top 50. During the week, she is a coffee-fueled value communications writer for an innovative health economics outcomes research boutique. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, playing tennis, and watching Mandarin-language dramas. She lives just outside Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two young children, and a menagerie of pets, including two dogs, two cats who believe they are dogs, two parakeets, and a bearded dragon named Bubbles.
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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?
The weirdest thing I ever searched was not for If You Ask Me, but for my current WIP (out Spring 2023). I searched how much weight the top of a grand piano could hold. No comment on why. For If You Ask Me, I spent more time than I care to admit researching poetry for Dez’s tatoo.
What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?
I started reading Harlequins when I was young, so long ago that I don’t remember. But the book that rekindled my love affair with romance was The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long.
What is your favourite trope? Why?
Only one bed. I love it because it forces characters to confront their feelings and the proximity just heightens everything.
It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?
If it’s Violet, Dez is making her almond croissants and a latte, but I always feel like my main characters are happy with waffles or banana chocolate chip pancakes.
What book are you reading currently?
Two, actually. One Night on the Island by Josie Silver and A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings
The rapid fire question – To enact revenge on someone who wronged you, would you rather have a bonfire with their personal items or send them a scathing text or email?
Scathing email, followed by regret.
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