Interview with Gail Haris, Author of My Best Shot

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write My Best Shot?

My Best Shot was inspired by my fanbase, honestly. It’s the second book in the new K.O. Series. Worth a Shot, book one, was from a dream I had. The first chapters are directly from what I dreamt, but unfortunately, I woke up. I kept wondering about these characters, and what happened to them! So, I wrote the book. The book was never intended to continue on, or become a series. It was going to be a stand-alone, and that was that. But I had an overwhelming response from readers wanting to know what happened to the side characters. My Best Shot focuses on the brother and the barista from book one. I sat down, closed my eyes, and let the characters tell the story. I hope with all my heart that the fans of book one are happy with this standalone, and in November I’ll give them the third and final book. Well, I say final, but if they ask for more I’ll always try to make it happen.

If you woke up in the world of My Best Shot, what is the first thing you would do?

I would go have a drink at the K.O! I want to party with Tori, Alexa, and Britney. I know I’d be in for a night full of laughs.  

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

This is very difficult because I struggle to write my own blurbs. haha. I haven’t had a chance to read anything just yet because I was finishing a novel for the Salvation Society. But I plan to start reading Cure Bound by M.L. Philpitt! It’s a paranormal romance which is my go-to escape from the world, and I’ve been hearing wonderful things about it. I’m super excited!

Where did you write My Best Shot?

My Best Shot was written from my couch, my kitchen table, from the backroom of a restaurant my husband owns, outside in my car during my daughters’ twirling lessons, and basically whenever I find time between Mommying, wifing, and life.

Pretend you qualified for the Olympics this year. What sport would you compete in?

Track because I feel like I’m constantly running around – joking, I’d be out of breath in no time and it’d be a sad sight. I’d be in ping-pong because I could see myself talking smack and dancing around. Have you ever watched the episode of “Friends” with Paul Rudd playing against Ross? Can you talk smack in the Olympics? That’s probably unsportsman like, but I’d be the Paul Rudd of the Olympics. 

 

Gail Haris is the author of the new book My Best Shot

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