Interview with Brooke Moss

Hi Brooke! Welcome to my little corner of the internet where chaos tends to reign. I’ve been recommending your book The What If Guy all over the place but why don’t you tell my wonderful readers why they should stop what they’re doing and read your book RIGHT NOW?


First off, thanks for having me, Patricia! I loved Luck Of The Devil, and think you’re the bees knees. I’m excited to be here.

Why should they stop what they’re doing and read my book RIGHT NOW? Well, probably because once you start, you won’t be able to stop. I’ve been told it’s one of those books that suck you in, grip you, and don’t let you go until the last page. I’ve also been told that it will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Who doesn’t want to read that?


You set The What If Guy  in your hometown of Fairfield, Washington. How was that to do? Scary? Nerve wracking? And how did the people who’ve always known you respond?

Setting a book in Fairfield, Washington came very naturally to me. I’d been waiting for just the right story to do it. I felt really good about it, but it took several versions of editing to find the right mix of making fun of my hometown and making it sound endearing. It was a lot of work to find that balance. The people in Fairfield have been incredibly supportive so far! I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so supported. They’re an amazing bunch.


Henry Tobler, tell me about him. Where did he come from?

Ahhhh, Henry Tobler. I loves me some Henry Tobler. Well, the name Henry came from a boy name I had picked out, but never got the chance to use. And the character of Henry? Well, he came from a handful of fantasies rolled into one. I wanted a manly man, one who could drive a big, dirty truck, but who also played the violin. I wanted a man whose smile was crooked and off kilter, but still knocked a woman’s socks off…and if that ain’t Henry Tobler, I don’t know what is.


Where did you come up with the idea for The What If Guy  ?

Actually, it stems from a long running argument I’ve had with some of my girlfriends for a while. Some contend that a woman shouldn’t have a “what if guy” (the guy in your past that you look back at with a smile, and wonder ”What if…”) They think it is disrespectful and disloyal. I happen to disagree. I love my hubby, wouldn’t trade him for all the tea in China, yet don’t mind looking back on a couple of the men in my past with a wistful smile. I wanted to explore the idea of running into a what if guy while at my lowest point. And it all snowballed from there…


Okay, enough of the boring stuff. Now let’s go into the bonus round.

Tall, dark and handsome or blonde and hunky?

Tall, dark, and handsome…always.


Most attractive thing in a man?



Favorite Movie?

It’s a cross between Moulin Rouge, Across The Universe, and Mermaids. (I’ve been on a Cher kick lately…I can’t explain it.)


Best book you’ve read in the past six months?

Besides Luck Of The Devil? (Shameless cross promotion) Um, I would have to say The Blue Bistro, by Elin Hilderbrand.


Coffee or tea?

Neither…but bring me hot chocolate with a shot of pumpkin spice any day!


Favorite type of cheese?

Oh, Patricia, you know the way into my heart. Asking me to choose between cheeses is like asking me to choose between my children. Impossible (most days). So today I will go with Tillamook Cheese Curds. Squeaky, salty, and delicioso.


What’s next for you?

I am working on edits for my trilogy (tentatively titled “The Secret Trilogy”, but that could change) coming out in summer of 2012 from Entangled Publishing. And I am also working on a WIP entitled “The Carny” that I am extremely proud of. Here’s hoping the world receives it as well as they received The What If Guy!


Okay, now give my people all your details so they can become your people too. Because seriously people – Brooke is one of the funniest people you’ll ever get the chance to know.

Awwwwuh. Coming from you, Patricia, that’s a bold statement. You rock, my friend.

I would love to give a paper copy of The What If Guy to one of your peeps. But first they have to answer a question for me: Are they small town people, or big city people, and why? Answer that question, be sure to leave your email address in the comments section, and Patricia can pick a winner!

Okay so here is where you can find me elsewhere on the web: my websiteblogTwitterGoodreads, and Facebook. And here is a link to my website where you can read all about The What If Guy, and grab a copy for yourself:

I live for feedback, everyone. Once you’ve read The What If Guy, drop me an email. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for having me, Patricia. You are one talented lady!


Brooke Moss

9 thoughts on “Interview with Brooke Moss

  1. Okay, this is great. Two of my fave funny gals in one place. For those new to Brooke, this book is amazing. Go buy it! I’ve read it twice and had to confiscate it from my daughter to read again. So good. Love Henry!

  2. Great interview! For some reason, every time I read one of Brooke’s interviews, I end up craving nachos. :) The references to cheese are cracking me up!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. Great interview! Tillamook is one of my favorite brands, it’s funny that you mention it.

    It’s good to hear that the folks in your home town are supportive!

  4. I’m a small town girl all the way. Big cities make me nervous. All those people rushing around, seriously, where are they going in such a hurry? Sometimes I think I’ve missed the memo ’cause I’m rarely in a hurry.

    Fun interview, you two. Have a great day!

  5. Thanks for the support, everyone! I sure hope you all enjoy the book! And thanks, Rebecca…now I want nacho’s too. Mmmmmmmm….

    Cheesus saves, ya’ll. Read the book.

    Brooke Moss

  6. oh man, a book written about wa. i can’t wait to go back but really like the storyline and can’t wait to read this book.
    thanks for having the interview and contest here


  7. Brooke always cracks me up. As for the final question… I don’t know which is better. I love the big city, but there’s something about small town life that’s appealing. I suppose it all depends on how small. Under 5,000 people? Probably no. But between 25,000 and 50,000, that sounds just about right. And a city size about an hour or two outside a big city? PERFECT.

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