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Kristan Higgins’ little helpers

Today on Fiction and Fur we have Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award.

Does your pet help or hinder your writing progress?

MaddyMy mutt, Willow, is unaware that there even is a writing process. She views my office as the place we go so I can give her an uninterrupted tummy rub. The cat, however, is very helpful—he walks over the keyboard from time to time, and just the other day stepped on the “/” key so that my page count increased by nine pages. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

Tell us a little about your latest release.

MaddyTHE BEST MAN is the story of Faith Holland, who returns home three years after her fiancé left her at the altar (he, uh, came out of the closet, which definitely put the kibosh on things). But Faith doesn’t blame Jeremy; instead, she holds Levi Cooper as the man responsible. He was Jeremy’s best man, and you think he could’ve said something, right? Wrong. Levi’s not really thrilled to have Faith back in town; as the local police chief, he’s got his hands quite full already, thanks. Besides, she always rubbed him the wrong way. But, as my cat would tell you, there’s a fine line between rubbing someone the wrong way, and getting that same person to purr. (Am I getting that right, Huck? What’s that? You need a snack? You bet, big guy. I live to serve.)

If your pet could talk, what secret would it tell us about you?

Willow would tell you that I always roll down the car windows so she can lean into the wind, that I know where all the itchy spots are, and that I eat too many Hershey Nuggets with Almonds when I’m tapping away at that little silver box. Huck would tell you…nope, not getting anything from him. He’s forgotten about me now that I’ve filled his bowl.

Kristan Higgins will give away a copy of UNTIL THERE WAS YOU to one lucky person who comments on this blog.