Wedding planner Tyler Warren left heartbreak behind when she ran away from her small Southern hometown and started a new life in a big city. Years later, she wants to believe in the fairy-tale endings her job promotes, but the clients she meets day after day seem to be more “Crazily Ever After” than “Happily Ever After.”
Meanwhile, her own attempts at romance play out as bizarre comedies rather than love stories, and she’s starting to think Prince Charming either fell off his horse or got eaten by a dragon. When unresolved issues from Tyler’s past complicate things even further, she discovers she may yet have some things to figure out before she can find her own happy ending.
This delightful first book in the Tales Behind the Veils series chronicles Tyler’s wacky misadventures, both personal and professional. Whether she’s getting insane requests from brides or outlandish requests on dates, you’re sure to be charmed and entertained by the Diary of a Single Wedding Planner.
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An Interview with author Violet Howe:
Tell us a little bit about your book.
Diary of a Single Wedding Planner follows the journal entries of wedding planner Tyler Warren as she tries to find her own Prince Charming amid the craziness of the wedding clients she sees every day. Even though her career is founded in the concept of fairy tales, romance, and finding The One, Tyler has begun to realize that there may not be someone coming on a white horse. The book takes the reader along for her ride as she goes on crazy dates, encounters insane brides, and ultimately finds she may need to reconsider what’s she’s been looking for all along.
Have you published before?
Nope! This is my debut novel!
Are you currently working on anything else?
Yes! I recently completed book two in the series, Diary of a Wedding Planner in Love. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon now and will officially release on November 20th. I’ve also started book three in the series, as well as working on a separate, stand-alone novel that’s been playing out in my head for a while now.
What is your favorite writing snack?
Cashews and dried cranberries. Chips and salsa (although that can be messy). Nutella and bananas. Depends on whether I need healthy, crunchy or sweet.
What gets you in the mood to write?
I pretty much always have stories and dialogues going on in my head. I find I can write best when no one else is around. (Hence a lot of late night typing!) I like to light candles, put on my headphones, and get in a groove.
Who is your favorite character and why?
I’m assuming you mean my favorite of my characters? If so, I like my main character, Tyler, of course, but I really like Cabe, her love interest. He has a lot of layers and book two starts to uncover some of his past and the reason he makes the decisions he does. I guess my favorite, though, would have to be Lillian, Tyler’s boss. She’s ballsy, gutsy, outspoken, sharp-witted, and tough. I’m a little in awe of her.
Favorite book of all time?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I was introduced to the series earlier this year, and it’s become a bit of an obsession. In fact, to answer your previous question if you weren’t asking about my characters–my favorite would be Jamie Fraser. Hands down.
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast?
I’m a little worried what statement this will make about me, but my perfect breakfast is the one I get every Mother’s Day and on my birthday……Waffle House pecan waffle with fried ham and chocolate milk. If I’m cooking breakfast, I like making omelets. Ham, cheddar, green onion and cilantro. Yummy.
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live?
Oh wow, that’s a tough one. My favorite time period to research is anything to do with King Henry and his six wives. It fascinates me that such a powerful and influential leader was basically manipulated by those in power around him through the women he loved. The Civil War is also an area of interest because of the impact it had on our country and the deep personal issues on both sides. I wouldn’t want to go back to either of those times, though. I would probably rather go forward into future than back in time….women didn’t really get much respect no matter where you go backward. Plus, I’m quite accustomed to air conditioning, running water, electricity, etc. I don’t see me adapting well in less advanced times. So if you told me I had to go back in time, I’d pick the 70s. I think it was a cool time in our history. Coming off the trip that was the 60s, not yet into the massive technology and materialistic focus of the 80s/90s. A much simpler time, I think. I’d still have a/c, electricity, and water, plus I could wear cool clothes and I’d know all the music!
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book!
It will make you laugh and make you think about life and love!
Violet Howe enjoys writing romance with humor. She lives in Florida with her husband, who is her knight in shining armor, and their two handsome sons. They share their home with three adorable but spoiled dogs. When she’s not writing, Violet is usually watching movies, reading, or planning her next travel adventure. You can follow Violet’s ramblings on her blog, The Goddess Howe.