I want to be Sophia Nash when I grow up. Lovely, elegant and gracious. I try, but she seems to do these things effortlessly. So please welcome my friend, Sophia Nash.
1. Did you have a nickname growing up? Only later in life… First, “Fear” from colleagues at WTVJ, not because I exhibited it or inspired it:)–but because someone had a funny accent at the station and pronounced my name “Sofear”–and then it took on a life of it’s own! I also had a boss, the extraordinary Austin Kiplinger, who called me “Stretch!”
2. What is the very first romance book that you read? Sense and Sensibility.
3. Aside from being a writer, what is your favorite job? Being a Mom, except the cooking part.
EB: Isn’t it a great job?! ‘Cept when your newly minted teenager tells you he doesn’t want to go The Hunger Games movie with you, he’d rather go with friends. Oh, and by the way, Mom, will you pay?
4. If you could choose any 3 people in history to meet, who would they be? Aside from dinner with God, I’d like to go to a week long house party with Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, and Mark Twain. And Einstein. And the former anthropology major in me would like to see an Australopithecus.
EB: Sophia, did you know I am related to Mark Twain?
5. Do you have a special writing place where you are most productive? In a tiny bedroom in France with the kids reading in the back yard, the neighbors mowing their lawn, and Coco La Dog biting my toes. That’s where I wrote most of my March 27th release–The Art of Duke Hunting!
EB: And I thought the Burien Press was a cool spot. Like I said, I want to be Sophia when I grow up.
You can find out more about Sophia Nash and her back to back Regency romance releases, Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea (available now) and The Art of Duke Hunting (which releases next week), at her website SophiaNash.com.
As I said on facebook, the real deal is that I want to be Elizabeth Boyle when I grow up. I feel completely intimidated when she flashes those lightning-fast knitting needles at conferences. I actually watched a half hour knit/crochet program last night to prepare for this blog. I had dreams of blue and green pom pom yarn last night:)
PS….Thank you for having me here, Elizabeth!!!
I love being a mom too, except for the cooking! LOL My son asks why I don’t like cooking and I said I dunno, just never have! He loves to cook, so at 14 he is learning a lot. We are going to see the Hunger Games together at midnight tonight, he has to go with me since the theatre is 40 miles away. Ha!
Love your books Sophia, thanks!
That makes 2 of us! I’m going to the 12:01 IMAX showing. It was my birthday present to my son and I. And I hear Elizabeth is going too. I can’t wait! Go Katniss.