EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Saturday Spotlight w/Giveaway: Love From Mars by J.P. Cawood

Tell us little about the characters Love from Mars.
Emma is headstrong and willing to do whatever it takes to excel in her career. She’s all about hard facts, which is a sharp contrast to Ryan, one of the men going to Mars. He has more metaphysical beliefs that conflict with hers. Emma also has a lot of unresolved issues from her past that come to the surface through their relationship. The other Martian Six are all really strong personalities that thrive in a reality TV competition environment, which is how the Martian Six were chosen. As a group, they’re very dysfunctional!

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

I always prefer writing the first draft or two, and then subsequent rewrites become less and less fun because it’s more mechanical and less creative. I did five drafts for this book so toward the end I was definitely excited to call it done. Even still, there’s always things that could be changed. But the most dreaded part of all was the formatting. I love the creative writing, but that’s really not all it takes. There’s so much more to be done! Luckily, the creative part of this book came very easily.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

The third chapter is my favorite because there’s a very romantic date with a unique twist. I won’t give it away, but even writing it, I was swooning. I am a romantic at heart, so I really enjoyed living those moments out with my characters, as if I was experiencing it through them.

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