Interview with Christy Newton, Author of Begin Again

Please welcome Christy Newton to the virtual offices this morning! Christy is here to chat about her Crimson Romance Begin Again.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Christy Newton] I’m creative. Purple is my favorite color, but as an artist I love all colors. I am very particular about things. I have faith and love.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Begin Again?

[Christy Newton] Begin Again is a story about loss and second chances. It’s about two people finding each other and falling in love after they thought their broken hearts would never heal.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Christy Newton] One day, I thought… what if a young woman lost everything? Her husband, her child and her home. How would she ever get over such a big loss? Then a hero popped into my head. He’d have to be genuine and sweet and patient but persistent. There were lots of tears while writing both happy and sad. Begin Again was a story I truly wrote from the heart.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Maisie?

[Christy Newton] Broken, lost, kind.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Ryan had a theme song, what would it be?

[Christy Newton] Oh, this one is perfect: Phillip Phillips song Gone, Gone, Gone. A fan told me that the song reminded her of Ryan and I agree.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Maisie is never without.

[Christy Newton] Her heart earrings.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Ryan’s bedroom?

[Christy Newton] Girlie magazines, cigarettes, beer bottles.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Maisie’s greatest regret?

[Christy Newton] Not being able to protect her family.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Christy Newton] Art and music.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Christy Newton] 7Up, dark chocolate and Post-its

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What was your biggest distraction while working on Begin Again?

[Christy Newton] My dog, Happy, of 16 years got really sick and passed away.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Christy Newton] There are so many! But the most recent was Macy Beckett’s Sultry with a Twist

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Christy Newton] Well, that would go all the way back to my childhood. My favorite series was The Baby-sitters Club by Ann M. Martin. As an adult I read a lot of Janet Evanovich, before I started writing.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Christy Newton] Read, watch reality TV shows, shop, and spend time with family. But even when I’m not writing I am still thinking about my characters and new plots.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Christy Newton] My website

Twitter @CNewtonAuthor

I love to hear from readers!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

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About the book:

What if one night changed your life forever?

Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn child in a tornado two years ago, she lost her will to live. Keeping busy is the only way she can get by. This small town waitress won’t let herself get attached to anyone … until Ryan, the new veterinarian for exotic animals, starts making regular trips to her diner. As hard as she tries not to feel anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.

Ryan Tucker craves a happy family of his own more than his Momma’s apple pie. Getting over his fiancée leaving him six months ago, he moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. When he meets Maisie and notices the sadness in her eyes, he is determined to put a smile on her pretty face.

When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by Maisie’s side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?

About the author:

I’m a hopeless romantic author, inspired by art, love, music and hope. I was lucky to have the support of my family and friends in my journey to publication. I’ve always been a creative person, but until I started writing, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Once my first novel was complete, it felt natural to continue writing. I just might be the only writer out there that doesn’t drink caffeine. Dark chocolate and warm cookies are my weaknesses. I love to read books that make me laugh out loud or make me want to live in the place they are set in. The thought of a world without books makes me very sad.