“You’ll Never Believe…” with Brooke Williams

by Maryse on February 11, 2015 · 0 comments

in Fun Author Tidbits

Welcome to the sixteenth installment of “You’ll Never Believe…”

For those that don’t know what these new featurettes will be about, here is the scoop! “You’ll Never Believe…” will feature the weirdest questions or encounters that authors have been asked/had. Might be about their books or random things, like meetings in a bathroom where someone asked what brand of toilet paper they normally use. Fun stuff and inside scoops that an author would not normally share.

To celebrate the release of Brooke’s latest “reality TV show” comedy romance book (Accept This Dandelion<— LOL!! I LOVE THAT TITLE!!) she sent us over a funny tidbit about herself. To be exact, when it comes to what people think she looks like… “Apparently, reality and imagination did not match!” <— LOL!! :P

You’ll Never Believe by Brooke Williams

“Before I became an author, I was in several different areas of media and they all led to strange encounters. I was in radio for over a decade (like my main character in Accept this Dandelion) and nearly every time I would go to a public event I’d hear the same thing. “You look nothing like I thought!” People would hear my voice and get a picture in their minds of what I would actually look like. Apparently, reality and imagination did not match! People usually thought I was older than I was. The funniest encounter I had was at a concert when a woman was just floored by my appearance alongside another woman I worked with. “I just can’t believe it!” she said. “I swore you guys were two big African American ladies having a great ole time on the radio!” My co-worker and I looked at each other and laughed. I’m 5’3 on my best day and I burn very easily. My voice is in the deeper range, but it was odd for me every time I heard that I looked different than I sounded!

I was also in TV news for 5 whole months, just like my main character in “Wrong Place, Right Time.” I reported on the traffic incidents during the morning news reports. It was an interesting experience since I’m not a hair and make-up sort of gal. Plus, I was used to radio where no one could see me. When my time of filling in on the TV station began to wrap up, I was at a party at a fancy Italian restaurant. Because I have a penchant for iced tea, I had to use the ladies room. As I ducked into a stall, I got a strange look from a woman at the sink. Once I was isolated, I heard her talking to her friend. “That was that girl! From TV! I can’t believe it! She’s so short!” Apparently she didn’t realize that though I was in my own stall, I could still hear every little word she spoke. I almost replied, but I figured I would say something if she was still there when I came out. While standing on my tip toes to look taller. But she was gone.

I often get asked whether events or memories I bring up in books are things I have experienced. The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no. And when I realize that people are connecting certain things to me, it’s often embarrassing. I write romantic comedy and many things go wrong for the characters! As they have for me… But the hardest question I’ve gotten pertains to my debut novel, a family drama called “Someone Always Loved You.” The reader wanted to know if a certain character died at the end or not. And the only thing I could tell her was…I don’t know! The book ended where it did for me just as much as for anyone reading it! I felt horrible that I couldn’t give her a concrete answer. It’s a question I’ve gotten many times since then.”

Accept This Dandelion Synopsis:

Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile.

Upon seeing her bumbling audition, Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show. But Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee… he gets a girl who can’t seem to do anything right…and a girl he can’t seem to resist.

About Brooke Williams

Author Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams is a former radio announcer and TV traffic reporter turned stay at home mom/freelance writer/author. She has written hundreds of articles including web content, blogs, product descriptions and more for companies in several different countries. Her first romantic comedy, “Wrong Place, Right Time,” came out in December 2014 followed by “Accept this Dandelion” in February 2015. She looks forward to the release of “Mamarazzi” in August 2015 and her first children’s book “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut” in June 2016. Brooke has been married since 2002 and has two daughters, Kaelyn and Sadie.

  • Website: http://www.authorbrookewilliams.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBrookeWilliams
  • Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/151184.Brooke_Williams
  • Blog: http://www.authorbrookewilliams.com/blog

Sign up for my weekly newsletter

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment


Notify me of followup comments to this post via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Previous post:

Next post: