Hello everyone! Welcome again to Woven In Books 2021. I started Woven In Books series last year as a way to hype diverse books, authors and bloggers and I’m so glad for all the amazing posts I could put out there. This year has been so much more hectic due to which I haven’t been able to work on this series properly and I apologise for that. Hoping to get more posts for this in the coming months.
Today on the blog we have Talia Hibbert, author of The Brown Sisters which is one of my favourite romance book series of all times! I started with Get A Life, Chloe Brown and I loved it so much and I knew I had found a favourite. Take A Hint, Dani Brown is my fave and I also read and loved Act Your Age, Eve Brown this year! I’m so glad to have her on the blog today! Without further ado, lets start!!
Hi Talia and welcome to Woven in Books. Thank you so much for agreeing to do this!
1)The Brown Sisters novels are one of my all-time favorite books. How was it writing about these wonderful characters for you?
I loved staying with these sisters, this family, over the course of a series. They were just so much fun, and the love between them was always uplifting to write.
2)Act Your Age, Eve Brown is such a fun book with some amazing and hilarious characters. Who was your favorite character to write about in the book?
This is so tricky! But I think I most enjoyed writing Jacob because I kind of wish I was him. His ability to slice through the rubbish of social interaction is enviable.
3)Did you always set out to write the stories of the three sisters and their love stories or was it something that happened along the way?
When I was dreaming up Chloe, I knew she must be someone’s older sister, just based on her personality. So I was like okay, who are her siblings? And from that moment, I knew there’d be three very different Brown sisters whose stories I needed to tell.
4)Your books are always positive and hopeful and filled with love. Is there a message you set out to convey with these books?
When I’m starting a book, I write the vibe I want to maintain on a sticky note. And my vibes are always positive because writing or reading sad things makes me sad. When I’m writing, I wanted to spend most of that time laughing at whatever is playing out in my head.
5)Is there a Brown sister book you particularly enjoyed writing more? And why?
Writing Act Your Age, Eve Brown was my favourite experience of the series because that’s the book where I unleashed the full extent of my ridiculous humour and just went with the flow. I stopped second-guessing myself and it definitely made for the best writing experience.
6)I really enjoyed the family dynamics in the books a lot. Is there a family member you loved writing about? (Gigi being my personal favorite)
Everybody loves Gigi! She was always fun to write. I also really enjoyed writing glimpses of the sisters’ mum, Joy. She’s a very high-strung overachiever and I enjoy writing women like that.
7)I recently read the news about your next book being a YA romance and I couldn’t be more excited. How excited are you for it and what can we expect from it?
Oh, I am super excited to dip into YA. I think it’s such a great genre for romcoms because young people have such intense feelings and also tend to get up to the silliest stuff (in my experience, anyway!). I’m also working on a kind of spin-off to the Brown Sisters series. It’s called Skybriar and it’s going to be small-town contemporary retellings of my favourite Austen stories. So basically, there’s a lot more romance coming your way!
Thank you so much for your time, Talia!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Talia Hibbert is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.
She writes steamy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include makeup, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm. Talia and her many books reside in the English Midlands.