Friday, April 3, 2015

Character Interview with Sarah M. Anderson!


Award-winning author Sarah M. Anderson may live east of the Mississippi River, but her heart lies out west on the Great Plains. With a lifelong love of horses and two history teachers for parents, it wasn't long before her characters found themselves out in South Dakota among the Lakota Sioux.  She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how their backgrounds and cultures take them someplace they never thought they’d go.

When not helping out at school or walking her rescue dogs, Sarah spends her days having conversations with imaginary cowboys and American Indians, all of which is surprisingly well-tolerated by her wonderful husband and son. You can learn more about Sarah at

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TheBookQueen: Today we have Sarah on the blog talking about THE NANNY PLAN, her newest Harlequin Desire release. To celebrate, Kame and I will be interviewing Nate and Trish.

Welcome to the blog, you two! Kame and I both enjoyed reading your story. 

Alright, I’ll let Kame start out.

Kame: So will we see more of you in a future book? I have so many questions!

Nate: Future books? You mean, like…more books? With us in them?

Trish: (Places hand on Nate’s arm) At this point, I’m not sure we’ll be featured again. We’ve settled into an entirely normal life. If you ignore the fact that he’s a billionaire, that is.

N: (blushes) Right. Let’s ignore that for now, shall we? 

Kame: Did you all go to the Rez?

T: We did! It took us a little while to get there. Poor Jane’s little ears didn’t do so well on the flight to Rapid City so we had to take a few days to recover from that. But eventually we did get home. My mom and Tim, her husband, were both there to greet us and my brothers and sisters all descended upon us the moment school let out. Patsy was so excited to see us!

N: I’m not sure how glad she was to see me, actually.

T: Well, you were the one with the presents . . .

N: And the baby. Patsy was definitely excited to play with Jane. Is that what you were like at her age?

T: (blushes hard) I don’t know that I was so excited about it . . . but yes. I was the one playing with the babies. 

Kame: How are you settling in?

T: (blushes) Oh, fine.

N: (beams at Trish) Never been better, really. Next question?

Kame: How is the new nanny?

N: Really great. Jane is doing beautifully with her new nanny, who works from ten until three every day and on evenings when we have an event.

T: I’m still getting used to it all. To have a baby and have someone around to help out is . . . odd. But it’s allowing me to get a lot more work done. With the endowment that Nate’s foundation gave me, I’m able to do so much more now. So much more. It’s just . . . well, it’s a miracle. (smiles at Nate)

Kame: Trisha what was you first charity event with Nate like?

T: Oh my gosh, it was insane! He bought this dress for me that cost so much money that I was scared to sit in it!

N: You were beautiful, though. I couldn’t wait to get you home . . .

T: (thwacks Nate on the shoulder again) Anyway. It was vastly overwhelming but Nate was with me the whole time. Which was good. There were perhaps a few lovely young women who were none-too-pleased at my presence…

N: You mean Lola Finklestein? (shudders) (mumbles) A fate worse than death.

T: (grimaces) It’s getting better.

Kame: What was meeting each other's family like?

T: There was . . . a bit of culture shock.

N: Is that what we’re calling it?

T: Hush. Yes, culture shock.

N: I’d toured some disadvantaged places—inner city schools and rural areas, things like that—but nothing quite prepared me for the reservation. I think it’s easy for outsiders like me to gloss over the realities.

T: And that was before he met my siblings!

N: You know, despite it all, you guys were one big happy family. And you turned out pretty well, so…

T: Pretty well? (thwacks Nate on the shoulder) Anyway, meeting his family was fine. They’re lovely people. His mother bought me an interesting sweater set . . .

N: She does things like that. You’ll get another one for Christmas.

T: (sighs) And Joe, Nate’s younger brother, was fine. Nate coached me on the best way to interact with him, but it was fine. I made him laugh!

N: He really liked singing with you. He does better with song than with talking anyway.

T: Can we tell them the surprise?

N: Which one?

T: Patsy.

N: Oh, sure. Go for it.

T: We’re going to be bringing Patsy to live with us so she can go to school in San Francisco. We can give her so many more options than Mom and Tim can on the rez—I’m working to make changes to the schools but we want to get her the best we can right now. She’s very excited to be coming back to live with me again!

N: And Jane. I’m not so sure she’s excited about me.

T: It’ll be fine. You’re the one with the presents.

N: True.

Kame: Wait—is there another surprise? What surprise!?

T: (blushes) Well…

N: We weren’t going to talk about it yet but…

T: I’m expecting.

N: She’s expecting! (beams)


T: So Jane will have a little brother or sister in seven months. And Patsy, of course.

N: We might need a bigger house at this rate.

T: Right. Get Stanley on that, will you?

TBQ: I have a few fun questions for you two. Trish, tell us one surprising thing you’ve found out about Nate. And Nate, you can return the favor and tell us something about Trish.

T: (looks askance at Nate) Well…I knew he had Superman #1—the most expensive comic book ever—but I hadn’t realized how big his comics collection is. He reads a LOT of comics! And not just the old ones—what was the one you had me read?

N: The Wonder Woman series by Gail Simone?

T: Yeah, that one. There are some good stories out there! What have you learned about me?

N: You really will eat anything, you know that?

T: You’re not telling me something I don’t know.

N: Well, I’ve heard people say that but I’ve never met someone as fearless about food as she is. Even I balk at half the stuff on some of these menus—give me a good pot roast any day of the week—but she’ll eat anything. Everything, actually, now that she’s expecting.

T: That reminds me—I want some of those dill-flavored potato chips on the way home. I’m hungry!

TBQ: No one’s perfect, so let’s be honest: what’s one “flaw” that you see in each other? Any bad habits or odd quirks?

N: She’s perfect.

T: (snorts) He lies sometimes. Right now, for example.

TBQ: And maybe a quick speed round. Favorite food?

T: Right now? Anything Mexican. Enchiladas. (turns to Nate) Now I want enchiladas.

N: (grinning) Is coffee a food group?

TBQ: Your idea of a perfect day?

T: Sundays at home, all of us together. I like to drive out to the Pacific Ocean and walk on the beach.

N: Now I want to walk on the beach.

T: After the enchiladas, dear.

TBQ: And something on your bucket list.

T: I’ve already gotten everything I ever dreamed about. You?

N: Same. Although…more travel. I want to kiss you at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

T: (grins widely) More travel. That’s my answer, too.

TBQ: Thanks so much for stopping by today! Kame and I hope that you enjoy your HEA together. :D Before you go, do you have a question for our readers?

T: Um…

N: We’re discussing names. What should we name our offspring? We don’t know gender yet, so what’s your favorite name?

T: Ooh, good question. NOT Patricia. Or Trish. Or Patsy. There are quite enough of us already, thank you very much.

The Nanny Plan by Sarah M. Anderson
Publisher: Harlequin (April 7, 2015)
Genre: Category Romance (Contemporary)

This billionaire bachelor has a baby challenge… 

Being a father to his orphaned infant niece is out of this tech billionaire's comfort zone. Lucky for Nate Longmire, Trish Hunter is a natural at motherhood, and she's agreed to be his temporary nanny. But long glances, slow kisses and not-so-innocent touches are strictly off-limits… 

Trish's goal is to help Nate in exchange for a big donation to her charity for Lakota kids. Falling for her bachelor boss—and his adorable baby girl—is not part of the plan. But when the month is up, will she be able to walk away?

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Reviews of Anderson's Previous Books:

Straddling the Line (#1) -- TBQ
Bringing Home the Bachelor (#2) -- TBQ

Mystic Cowboy (#1) -- TBQ
Masked Cowboy (#2) -- Kame + TBQ
Nobody (#3) -- Kame + TBQ
Clarence (#4) -- Kame + TBQ)

What a Rancher Wants (#9) -- TBQ

Not the Boss's Baby (#1) -- Kame
Tempted by the Cowboy (#2) -- Kame
A Beaumont Christmas Wedding (#3) -- Kame

The Nanny Plan -- Kame

Thank you so much for stopping by today, Sarah -- and for bringing Trish and Nate along. :) As always, we hope you'll do so again!

Help Trish and Nate out -- what baby name do you recommend? Kame likes Natalie and Tristan!


Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Sophia Rose said...

That was a fun character interview. I love the easy, adorable feel of their happily ever after.