Friday, January 9, 2015

Would You Rather.... with Tracie Banister

Please welcome Tracie Banister, author of Twin Piques, In Need of Therapy, and Blame It on the Fame.

An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O'Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play that she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the production.)

Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a "real" job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. Twin Piques is her third Chick Lit release. The pet psychic character in this novel was inspired by Tracie’s rascally rescue dogs. She’d love to know what goes on in their heads!

Connect with Tracie:
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Would You Rather... 
with Tracie Banister

Chips, chocolate or cheese?

I kicked my salt and vinegar potato chips habit in 2014, so I'll go with cheese. Yum!

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?

Bridget - She's a mess, which makes her seem real and like she'd be fun to hang out with.

Wine, beer or vodka?

I don't drink, so I'll take a club soda with lemon please. ;)

Camping or spa vacation?

Oh, a spa vacation would be divine. I need one of those - this weekend if at all possible.

Water or mountains?

Mountains. Beautiful views, fresh, clean air, hopefully no bears.

Zombies or vampires?

Vampires. As long as they look like Ian Somerhalder and Alexander Skarsgard.

Dogs or cats?

I adore dogs. I have two Cocker Spaniels and am about to add another one to the family.

Coke or Pepsi?

Neither. Diet Coke is another thing I gave up in 2014. I have very few vices left anymore!

Coffee or tea?

Tea, all the way. Must be my British blood on my mother's side. I love a cup of Earl Grey with a little milk.

Dine out or take away?

I like to pick up food and bring it home on the weekends. I want to relax, not get gussied up to eat at a restaurant.

High heels, sneakers or flip flops?

A Chick Lit author probably shouldn't admit to this, but I live in sneakers. I'm all about comfort.

Physical Book or ebook?

I really do like the instant gratification of an e-book.

Paperback or Hardcover?

Paperback. Hardcovers are too expensive and difficult to tote around.

Pen or pencil?

Pen. Blue ink, medium point.

Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

Gave up on Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Never watched Breaking Bad.

Drama or comedy?

Comedy. I love to laugh!

Twilight or Hunger Games?

Neither. I haven't read the books and just saw the first film of each series.

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?

Chapstick, which I use as my lipstick. I put on lip liner followed by chapstick, then rub my lips together and voilĂ  - moist lips with a hint of color.

Facebook or Twitter?

Oh, wow, this is like Sophie's Choice! Facebook, I suppose as it seems a little more personal.

Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

A little bit of both. I'm a plotty pantser.

Twin Piques

Forensic accountant Sloane Tobin and kooky pet psychic Willa may have the same face, but that’s the only thing these identical twins have in common.

How she can read the hearts and minds of animals has always been a mystery to Willa, and her rotten luck with men is equally baffling. Although she’s been looking for “The One” for what feels like forever (A teenage marriage to a French mime and dating a guy named Spider seemed like good ideas at the time!), optimistic Willa refuses to give up on love. When she meets Brody, the handsome rose expert hired to save her grandmother’s garden, she’s instantly smitten, but why does he keep sending her mixed signals? Does he return her feelings, or is their attraction all in her fanciful head?

Unlike her twin, Sloane has zero interest in romance. Her passion is her job, where she uses her gift for numbers to take down slimy embezzlers and asset-hiding spouses. When she’s assigned two high profile cases, Sloane feels confident the promotion she’s been angling for is within her grasp. But will her plan to climb the corporate ladder be thwarted by difficult clients, her co-worker-with-benefits, or – most surprisingly of all – her own sister? And how’s she supposed to stay focused on the drama at work when her childhood friend, Gav, moves in next door and the spark between them becomes impossible to ignore?

To get what they both want, can Willa and Sloane band together and rely on each other’s strengths? Or will their differences drive them apart once and for all?

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  1. Thanks so much for having me on Novel Escapes today, ladies! It was a lot of fun! :)

  2. Loved this interview! Your voice shines through, Tracie!

  3. Plotty pantser .... love it! Totally works for me too.



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