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I’m delighted to welcome Historical Romance Author ROSE LERNER to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.

Thanks so much for having me! I love rakes AND rascals, so I’m excited to be here. (Although I have a soft spot for good boys, too.)



Could you tell us where you were born and what it was like growing up there?

I was born in Brooklyn, NY. Here I am showing an early interest in books:


It was a pretty awesome place to be a kid. I have really fond memories of my mom taking me to the Natural History museum on the subway to see the dinosaur skeletons. The pizza was great too, and I loved those little donut-hole type things you could buy at pizza parlors, called zeppoli. We moved to Oregon when I was 8, which was a much less exciting place to be a kid AND had no zeppoli at the pizza places. It did have a lot more trees, though, and more temperate weather, so that was nice.


How would you describe yourself – temperamental or easy-going?

I would say neither. I have a lot of nervous energy and I care a lot about a lot of things, even things that maybe I shouldn’t care about so much, but I try hard not to be too much of a pain in the ass to deal with. Part of my New Year’s Resolution this year is to be more easy-going, actually! My strategy is to take better care of myself, we’ll see how it works out. I posted about my new self-care routine om my blog. Here’s the link, if anyone’s interested!



When it comes to food do you like sweet or savoury or both?

I love sweet, but sweet doesn’t love me back. Sugar doesn’t really agree with me so I keep the sweet in small, fiercely appreciated doses as much as I can. Luckily savory is wonderful too. I’m especially fond of vinegary food; today I made myself  quick-pickled cucumbers and lentil salad with a red wine vinaigrette and I’m loving it! Two other favorite recipes are Greek pasta salad and Thai Salad with Cashews, I can’t emphasize enough HOW delicious they both are.


What is your most treasured possession?

Don’t make me choose! I love all my things. In fact, I recently did a declutter using the KonMarie method of keeping only items that spark joy (it sounds hokey but if you read the book, it actually makes a lot of sense), so I mean it when I say I love ALL my things. While I don’t know if it’s what I’d run to save in a fire (honestly, I think in a fire I would just run away and leave everything because I’m very prudent and/or cowardly), I’m very proud of my growing collection of cranberry Pyrex! Here’s a picture (one large mixing bowl is missing because it’s in the fridge with my lentil salad in it).



If you were able to afford a second home anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

Ooooh…while I’d love to say somewhere exciting like Venice (I adore Venice) or Bath (I ADORE Bath), I think I’d really want a beach house in the San Juan islands. I hate air travel, but I can drive to the San Juan’s so I know I’d really use it! And they’re so, so beautiful.

Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?

Ha! If you think you’re going to trick me into sharing THAT, you’ve got another think coming!



Thank you for taking time out to be here today and sharing these interesting facts about yourself, Rose.

You are welcome! I certainly hope they were interesting. 🙂 If there’s anything else you want to know, just leave a comment and I’m happy to answer!


If you would like to find out more about Rose and her books, here are the links:







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