ON THE HEELS OF HER NEW RELEASE Sharing You, we had the privilege to interview the amazing Molly McAdams! We had the chance to dig into the head of the genius behind some of our greatest ugly cries ever. Check out our interview below & don't forget to check out the first book in this awesome new series!!!!!
Find out what's next for Molly, what her favorite character is, and so much more!
Hi Molly! Congratulations on another stellar story! It’s fabulous and we are so blessed we had the chance to read and review it. Thank you for that! We’re hoping over the next few minutes you’ll let us pick your brain and get to know you more, the amazing woman behind some of the best ugly cries we’ve ever had.
Alright let’s start with a little love for your newest novel Sharing You.
CCBB--Was Sharing You inspired by true events? From the note to readers in the beginning of Sharing You, that is the feeling we got, but we don’t want to speculate!
MOLLY-- Yes, it was! My hubby and I actually know “Kamryn and Brody” quite well! “Brody” is my hubby’s best friend and was his work partner, and that’s how I got to experience their love, and all the hardships they went through to be together!
CCBB-- Does Sharing You hold a special place in your heart more so than your other books?
MOLLY-- It means a lot to me, that’s for sure. But I think with my stories, they are so meaningful to me since it all comes from only me, and with this one, I was just so scared that I wasn’t going to do their story justice. So this one was actually kind of terrifying for me.
CCBB-- When writing a love story, like the one between Kamryn and Brody, do you use emotions that you have felt in your relationships? Like how you describe love and such? When we’ve read your books both present and past, your emotions in the stories feel so real that we can’t help but be sucked in. The emotions between Kamryn & Brody were so powerful, you really have a way with words, it’s such a privilege to read.
MOLLY-- Wow, thank y’all so much! That totally just made me cheesy smile. And I do! I was one of those girls who dated a lot, and I love EVERYTHING about love, so I have a lot to look back on for stories, and a lot emotional pull toward the topic of falling in love. Just the thought makes me do a happy sigh. I’m ridiculous, I already know this.
CCBB-- What more from we expect from this series?
MOLLY-- I’m actually not sure! I would love to write Aiden’s story, but if I do, it will be a ways away.
CCBB-- Were you nervous writing about a taboo subject such as infidelity? Were you anxious to see how the reading community would react to Sharing You? I think even with the beautiful story you told between Kamryn and Brody, my anxiety about Brody & Olivia’s relationship was still there.
MOLLY-- Not at all! I love fiction, and I love HEA endings, but I love real life. And I feel like the hard truths about real life aren’t written about often enough, and they’re what I want to share with everyone. So, I for sure thought a lot of people would hate this story just because of the subject, and was prepared for it … but the only anxiety I had—as I said before—was being afraid I didn’t translate their relationship in a way everyone would understand, and hopefully find beautiful like I did.
CCBB-- Alright, let’s talk about your other stories now! What is your favorite story of yours that you have ever written? What makes it your favorite?
MOLLY-- Oh man, that is so hard! Each of the stories hold a special place in my heart for it’s own thing. But I think Capturing Peace and Letting Go (coming Nov. 4th) are fighting for favorite. Capturing Peace because I just fell in love with Coen’s character, how he was so real and blunt and could still make you swoon while being a total ass. Letting Go because I don’t think a story has moved me so much since Taking Chances, and Jagger is a man I think every girl will want to find.
CCBB-- My favorite story of yours is…… dun dun dun. TAKING CHANCES. I love me some Chase Grayson. He is by far my favorite character you have ever written. Who is your favorite character you’ve ever had the chance to write? What makes them your favorite?
MOLLY-- Oh Chase! My heart. [cries] It’s a tie for Rachel and Kash from Forgiving Lies and Deceiving Lies. I take a lot of my husband and put him into my male characters, but Kash and Rachel are the only couple I’ve ever written that was supposed to be us. Obviously I love them, their fighting, and Kash’s humor.
CCBB-- Ok, now back to Chase.. I’m sure a question of a lot of readers wonder and think about when reading Taking Chances and even Stealing Harper is, when making the love triangle between Harper, Brandon & Chase, did you always know the outcome of the triangle like who Harper would inevitable end up with?
MOLLY-- I did! I had a dream that actually sparked Taking Chances. In the dream it started where Harper and Chase are fighting before they are together for the first time, and ended with Harper leaving Brandon because of her new situation. And when I woke up I was sobbing and my chest ached because I knew, even in the dream, that leaving Brandon was the wrong thing, and was killing Harper. My only problem with this is that I ended up falling in love with Chase when writing it, and that shows in the book. I think that’s why a lot of my readers also fell so in love with him and wanted his HEA with Harper.
CCBB-- My worst book hangover ever was Taking Chances, and I mean ever. It took me so long to get over…. Like I physically grieved that loss. Did you know the incident that happened, we all know which one I am talking about, was going to take place when you started writing Taking Chances? Or did the story take a different turn when you were writing than even you expected?
MOLLY-- Now that I did not know. I knew Chase had to leave, and I tried a ton of different ways to make him do that. I had him moving away, falling for someone else, anything. I’ve never been as blindsided by something I was writing as I was by Chapter 13. [You all know what I’m talking about] I’d set about to start writing Chase moving away again, and then the next thing I know, the bad part of Chapter 13 was done. It took me two hours to stop crying and start writing again, but I knew as soon as I finished it that that was how it was supposed to be. I’ve never felt so right about a scene even though it destroyed me. I know a lot of people say they go back a page and then forward again, thinking they missed something since it’s just so sudden, but that’s how I wanted it. That’s how it came for me, and I felt like that’s how it should go for anyone who read that story too.
CCBB-- What can we expect from you in the future? What is going to be coming from the amazing Molly McAdams, you know besides a new baby! :) Congratulations on the new addition by the way. Being a parent is the best blessing in the world. We can’t wait to see more from you!
MOLLY-- Thank you so much! We’re so so so excited!!! Well, I have two books coming out November 4th. Letting Go—which you see an excerpt of in Sharing You—and When We Met – an anthology by AL Jackson, myself, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee. It’s a great story, and all of our stories go with the others, so it’s really like one big book. Then sometime in 2015 there should be Trusting Liam [Liam’s story from TC/SH once he’s grown] Changing Everything [Eli and Paisley’s story – from Forgiving/Deceiving Lies] Knowing Price [Dakota and Kimber’s story – from Needing Her] and Wasting Time, which is a new series as is Letting Go.
Thank you so much for spending this time with us! It’s been amazing getting into your head and getting to know the amazing stories and characters you bring us with each book you publish.
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.