Wednesday, November 19, 2014

INTERVIEW: Posy Roberts plus #Giveaway!

Hello Posy and welcome to The Hat Party <3 Thank you so much for subjecting yourself to the RANDOMNESS that is a Raine O'Tierney interview! Please don your best hat, and let's get started!

We’re often changed in big ways by people who don’t realize they’ve done anything for us at all—tell us a story of being changed!

When I was eighteen, I asked my college English professor to be my advisor for a writing major after I realized the likelihood of being a famous opera singer was nil. He essentially told me no, that he didn’t think I had what it takes to cut it as a writer. Then he suggested I consider home economics, a class in family development, in particular. As you can imagine, I was aghast, essentially being told I should be Suzy Homemaker in 1989.

Well, I took the class and eventually ended up with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy which led to a career. So essentially he was right in recommending that class, but he was very wrong for discouraging me. I had been writing since I was a kid and I went to him because I thought he could teach me how get better, which is basically what a teacher is supposed to do, right? Well, by him being as asshole, I put creative writing aside for a decade and stuck with academic writing.

After all my schooling, I felt compelled to write creatively again. I blogged for years, wrote poetry, and eventually wrote fiction. Thankfully, I’m a persistent person, and I probably pushed myself harder because of his doubts. I would love to rub all my books in his face.

What one food do you consider to be your arch nemesis?

Wrinkly nuts. ;) Basically pecans and walnuts, because I’m allergic to them, and people insist on putting them in nearly every baked treat I enjoy: carrot cake, brownies, and cheesecake.

Describe yourself using a literary quote.

“Think it over, think it under.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

You’re writing along and you’re attacked by a horde of zombies…ON FIRE…how do you survive? Or do you become a zombie too?

I’ll pull out my handy-dandy sword and start head whacking to destroy their brains. After that I might roast a weenie or two over the flames, because if there was one hoard of zombies, you know there are going to be more. I need to keep up my strength.

What’s worse for you: no reviews or stab-ya-in-the-gut-did-they-even-read-this?! reviews?

By far, the reviews where you go, “Did they read my book? Because that’s not at all what I wrote. That did not happen.”

You have 200 more words—Make. Me. Swoon.

I mindlessly reached out to brush Philip’s bangs back in place to cover his mole after he’d tossed his head back laughing. He met my eyes, and our gaze stayed a little longer than usual when we were in front of my family. He gave me an appreciative smile and then encouraged Jessica to take her turn.
“Does anyone want a beer or a glass of wine?” I offered, glad to take a little break. I tried to memorize everyone’s orders and headed to the beer fridge downstairs, setting the bottles in a cardboard box so they were easier to carry. I stood at the bottom of the stairs until my heart beat normally again. When I got back upstairs, the game resumed as if Philip and I hadn’t just had a moment right in front of my whole family a few minutes ago.
Everyone went to bed late that night, including the kids due to their oddly timed naps. My bedroom was chillier than the rest of the house since it was furthest from the wood stove, so I put on a pair of flannel pants and a long-sleeved shirt to sleep in. Watching me dress seemed to cause Philip to make the same choice in sleepwear, because he tossed his boxers back in his bag and found a warmer pair of pants.
We were already in bed together by the time Corey and Jackson came in the room to go through their nightly rituals. Philip and I both lay there on our backs, staring up at the faintly glowing stars once the light was off. He held my hand under the covers, and I could hear the quiet sound of his thumb brushing over my palm in tiny figure eights. Infinity. It tickled. He was telling me he’d love me forever. It also told me he wished he could be touching me other places.

Would you rather sing in front of people or read a super hot sex scene for an audience?

Sing, any day!

What was the trigger that made you first get really serious about being a Capital A Author?

I submitted my first story after a friend pushed me. I’d been writing for fun and sharing my work online, but my friend blew enough sunshine up my ass for long enough that I finally had the confidence to try.

Describe your style in 4 ½ words.

Comfortable, cozy, eclectic, oft-pantsless.

And finally for the most important question, what type of dachshunds are the best type of dachshunds?

Cuddly ones.

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Cal Thompson is going a little mad over the Christmas holiday, stuck in a tiny house with fourteen members of his immediate family. There's no privacy and no boyfriend to help him cope—because Philip is still a secret, though not for long. Cal's family knows he's bisexual, but they've always assumed Cal would marry a woman and be fruitful and multiply. Just as he's ready to set the record straight, his parents tell the family they're selling the family house and tip this introvert's world on edge. 

Philip Sherman arrives at Cal's family home to find his lover mourning the loss of his home, paralyzed by the abrupt and unexpected announcement that trumped his own. Though Philip takes the setback in stride, they won't be able to avoid the calling of their hearts for long: Cal needs to reveal the truth of his relationship with Philip to his family, and Philip has a question he's desperate to have answered.


*What inspired you to write Feathers From the Sky?
I missed crazy, family-packed holidays and the beauty of snow. I wrote it in a sweltering July, so the snow infatuation made sense then.

*Is there anything special you’d like us to know about your book?
Paul Morey does an amazing job narrating this story.

*What are your hopes for this title?

I hope people will enjoy this family-centric story on audiobook. And if audiobooks are not your thing, this is available as a novella too.

Available from Amazon | iTunes | Audible

I do have an audible code I could giveaway as a prize or an e-book of the story. Or both, if you’d like.

About the Author: 

Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and loyal Brony, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

Twitter - @PosyRoberts


Comment between now and November 24th @ 11:59 PM CST with your email address for your chance to win an audible code to download Feathers From the Sky! <3


  1. Feathers from the Sky was one of my favorites from last year's Advent Calendar. What an awesome family! I especially loved the battle for the oranges. LOL

  2. I have not read this author yet, but would love a chance at the giveaway! Great interview.

  3. I haven't read this book yet but the cover is lovely! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Love the way she writes. Would love an audio book of this

  5. I'd love to listen to Feathers from the sky. Thanks for the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com