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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.)

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R&R:

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

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

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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.

 

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

Rose:
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!

http://roselerner.com/blog/2016/11/26/my-new-self-care-routine/

 

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

Rose:
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.



R&R:

What is your most treasured possession?

Rose:
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).

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

Rose:
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.


R&R:
Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?

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

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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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