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Allison B. Collins | Readers & ‘ritas Author Interview

August 19, 2018

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2018, our Meet the Author interviews help you get to know the authors joining us in Texas on November 9-11. Read on to get acquainted with Allison B. Collins, and purchase your ticket to meet her in person at Readers & ‘ritas!

Pitch us your newest book in one sentence.

In FALLING FOR THE REBEL COWBOY, Wyatt Sullivan falls big time for New York heiress Francine Wentworth and her adorable four-year-old son, and finds that a family might just be possible after all.

If you could meet one of your characters in real life, who would you choose and what would you do?

Hunter Sullivan, from my Cowboys to Grooms series. He has been the most fun to write. He’s a charmer, a jokester, and loves his family. Oh, and the fact that he looks just like Jensen Ackles (Dean on Supernatural!) doesn’t hurt. Hunter loves pie, so I’d bake him his favorite, cherry pie, then just sit and talk with him under the Montana stars.

What gets your creative juices flowing when you’re brainstorming a new story?

The possibilities, getting to try out the best way to torture my characters…and then make them fall in love. Chocolate is a necessity for the process!

Which part of Readers & ‘ritas are you most excited about?

Meeting the readers! And meeting Nancy Naigle, who wrote the book CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN, one of my all time favorite Christmas movies on Hallmark.

We’re all romantics here, so we need to know—what is your all-time favorite love story?

Julia Quinn’s WHAT HAPPENS IN LONDON. I’ve read it about 23 times now, and it still makes me laugh and swoon. I love Harry and Olivia’s interactions, especially when she starts reading the lurid Gothic novel Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, and they end up reading it to each other through their open windows. Fun fact: I love this book so much, I named our four cats after the characters: Harry, Oliver (instead of Olivia), Sebastian, and their momma is Miranda (but we call her Moms).


You can meet Allison B. Collins and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our Guests of Honor this year are Christine Feehan, C.L. Wilson, Lori Foster, and Nancy Naigle! Join us at the newly renovated Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 9-11 for:

  • A private signing with all of our authors
  • Delicious meals with an author host at every table
  • A scavenger hunt and parties hosted by our authors
  • Panels and conversations with our Guests of Honor
  • A film screening and gaming parlor
  • Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag!

Visit our events website to find all the details and purchase your ticket.

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